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Two hands kneading dough.

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

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  • Author: erin wysocarski
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy homemade pizza dough is fun to make and the process is very calming. Once you allow the dough to rise, you knead it, then top with your favorite toppings. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool down before eating it!


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.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rising Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Kneaded, Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian