Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

It seems almost too simple and fast to be true, this quick, easy pizza dough needs only 5 minutes of ‘resting or rising’ time. It turns out just as delicious as dough that needs to rise for an hour or more. You can be a dinner hero without any preplanning to speak of.

Pizza dough:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 c. warm water
2 1/2 c. flour, white or wheat
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water and stir in remaining ingredients. beat vigorously 20 strokes, or use a mixer. Let rest only 5 minutes. Then with floured hands, roll out and shape into pizza crust.

Bake pizza on parchment paper and a pizza stone or an insulated cookie sheet at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

If you’re feeling the homemade vibe through and through, try my pesto from scratch recipe and add pesto sauce to your cooking bag of tricks.

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