Authentic Italian Pizza Dough

Authentic Italian Pizza Dough

If you’ve ever dreamt of making pizza like a true Italian pizzaiolo, this Authentic Italian Pizza Dough recipe is your passport to pizza heaven. With a crisp yet tender crust that’s a perfect balance of chewy and airy, this dough will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Naples.


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F/43°C)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Dissolve the sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast over it. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone inside if you have one.
  6. Punch down the dough and roll it out into your desired pizza shape. Add your favorite toppings.
  7. Transfer the pizza onto the hot pizza stone (or a baking sheet) and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven, slice, and enjoy your authentic Italian pizza!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pizza

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with this Authentic Italian Pizza Dough recipe. Perfect your pizza-making skills and create a delicious, crispy, and chewy pizza crust that’s the foundation for all your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information: Calories – 150kcal | Carbohydrates – 25g | Protein – 4g | Fat – 3g | Sodium – 300mg

Whether you’re a seasoned pizzaiolo or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe will have you making restaurant-quality pizza in no time. The dough’s simplicity allows the flavors of your chosen toppings to shine, making every bite a taste of Italy. So, roll up your sleeves, get your apron on, and embark on a culinary journey to create the most authentic Italian pizza you’ve ever tasted. Buon appetito!

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