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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough


Easy homemade pizza dough, with ideas + inspo for toppings and other variations.



for the pizza dough

  • 4 cups 00 flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast dissolved in 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water

to top off

  • 12 cups prepared pizza sauce
  • 1 bag vegan cheeze shreds
  • 23 links vegan sausage, crumbled up and browned
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced and sauteed until golden
  • handful of oil-cured olives
  • 46 cloves sauteed garlic


to make the pizza

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the yeast and water in a measuring cup, add to bowl.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Transfer to a floured surface.
  5. Knead until smooth, about 10 minutes.
  6. Divide into 2 portions.
  7. Transfer to bowls and cover with plastic wrap, allowing to rise for a couple of hours.
  8. Once risen, preheat oven to 450. If using a pizza stone, place into oven to preheat.
  9. Form dough into 10-inch diameter disks.
  10. Form crust by pressing your fingertips into edges.
  11. Spoon pizza sauce onto dough in a thin+even layer.
  12. Top with vegan cheese, followed by browned vegan sausage, red onion and olives.
  13. I brushed the crust with some olive oil and sprinkled with some coarse salt.
  14. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  15. Add garlic and bake for 2-3 minutes more.
  16. Allow to slightly cool, then slice and serve.