Easy No Hassle Pizza Crust

arona mcginley-realtor

This pizza crust recipe is so easy and great when you need something fast. I love pizza but sometimes I want to add my own crazy toppings and that’s not possible if I go get a pizza from my local pizza place.

I hope you have time to try this recipe. Try making it with the ids.

Just a couple of things you need

  • Yeast (2 and 1/4 tsps of yeast (whatever kind you have available)
  • Water (1 and 1/3 cups of warm water)
  • Flour (3 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, have extra for surface of board)
  • Oil (best to use olive oil- 2 tbls of olive oil)
  • Salt – (3/4 tsp of salt)
  • Sugar – (1 tbls of granulated sugar)
  • Cornmeal – (for dusting)

Most of you already have these ingredients in your pantry. Super simple!


  1. Whisk the warm water, yeast and sugar together in a bowl. Put aside and rest for about 5 mins
  2. Add salt, and olive oil and flour to your yeast mixture. Beat at a low speed for approximately 2 minutes. Have a board or use your clean countertop that is lightly floured. Add flour to your hands and knead the pizza dough for approximately 3-4 minutes. Your dough should feel a little bit soft. If you poke your dough and it bounces back then your dough is ready to rise. Do not continue to kneed the dough.
  3. Have a large bowl that is lightly greased and place the dough in it. Make sure you turn the dough to coat all sides of it.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a clean towel. Allow the dough to rise at room temperature. I usually place my dough in my oven. Don’t turn on the oven though. Sit for 30 minutes.
  5. When dough has doubled in size remove from the oven or counter top.
  6. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Make sure your oven is totally heated.
  7. Shape your dough and flatten it to the shape that you want then place on a lightly greased pizza pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
  8. Cover your dough till your oven is ready and prepare your toppings in the mean time.
  9. I love jalapenos, chicken, red onions, spinach , these are just some of my favorites, and don’t forget pineapple (I know, who puts pineapple on pizza ) . I know some people agree with me and others think it’s gross. Either way add what you love.
  10. Before adding your sauce and toppings, I suggest that you brush the top of your crust with olive oil.
  11. Place your toppings and bake for 12 – 18 minutes.
  12. This should be a treat for your family.