Personal Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil
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Ratings (42)
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 9-inch crusts (3 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
87 Calories
9g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 9-inch crusts (3 portions)
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. I like to break the dough down into three parts to make three personal pizzas, but 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (95 to 110 degrees 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. In a medium bowl, stir in yeast, water, sugar, salt, and oil. Mix in enough flour to make a dough that can be kneaded. Turn dough out onto the board and quickly knead for 3 minutes, adding more flour if the dough is too sticky to knead. Place dough in greased bowl and flip dough over in bowl so that dough top is also lightly greased. Cover and let rise into warm, draft-free place until it doubles in size, which should take about 30 minutes.

  2. 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. Bake pizza at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until pizza edges are lightly golden. 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.