The BEST Homemade Italian Pizza Dough

Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dairy-free, dough, italian, pizza, vegan
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Resting time:: 6 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: The Petite Cook
This is the ONLY recipe you'll ever need for authentic, thin and crispy, Italian homemade pizza dough - Naturally vegan and dairy-free and just 5 ingredients needed!
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  • 500 ml lukewarm water (1 pint)
  • 1/2 tsp dry active yeast (1.5 gr)
  • 1 tbsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 900 gr strong flour (aka bread flour) (2 lbs), sifted


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the water with active dry yeast until dissolved. Pour the mixture into the mixer, add olive oil, and using your dough hook attachment, start mixing on a low speed, and slowly incorporate the sifted flour.
  • Mix together all ingredients for about 5-6 minutes, adding the salt towards the end, until the dough is smooth and stops sticking to the sides of the bowl. If the dough is still too sticky sprinkle in a little more flour, if it's too dry add a little more water.
  • Transfer the dough onto a clean surface sprinkled with flour and work with your hands until smooth and even.
  • Transfer the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a damp kitchen towel. Allow to rest in a warm place (about 24-27°C) for about 2-3 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and divide into 180-200gr pieces with the help of a dough scraper.
  • Work each dough piece with your hands until forming a smooth and even ball, then transfer into a lightly oiled tray and cover with a kitchen towel.
  • Allow the dough balls to rise for an extra 3-4 hours, then use within 6 hours.