Personal Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil
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  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 9-inch crusts (3 portions)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 87
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 778 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)