Personal Pizza Dough

Homemade margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil
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Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
87 Calories
9g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 778mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here is a great recipe for making your own personal pizzas. Break the dough down into three parts to make three personal pizzas, or the dough can also be broken down into four parts for smaller pizzas. Each small pizza can be cut into four pieces, making this a great recipe for sleepover nights where the kids can add their own toppings to the pizzas.


  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (95 to 110 F)
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir in yeast, water, sugar, salt, and oil. Mix in enough flour to make a dough that can be kneaded.

  3. Turn dough out onto the board and quickly knead for 3 minutes, adding more flour if the dough is too sticky to knead.

  4. Place dough in a greased bowl and flip dough over in bowl so that dough top is also lightly greased.

  5. Cover and let rise into a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in size, which should take about 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  7. Divide dough into three equal parts. Grease the pizza pan or baking sheet. Press one dough part into a 9-inch circle on greased pan. Put on the sauce and desired toppings.

  8. Bake pizza at in heated oven for about 20 minutes, or until pizza edges are lightly golden.

  9. Enjoy!


  • You can bake all three personal pizzas or place the other two dough parts in a plastic food storage bag and refrigerate or freeze for later use.