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The Best Easy Italian Pizza Dough

This pizza dough is the best Italian pizza dough you will ever make. It's only 6 ingredients, has a fluffy crumb and a super crispy base and only takes 40 minutes to make start to finish.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade pizza dough, Pizza Dough, The Best Italian Pizza Dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 Bases
Calories 969kcal
Author Salted Mint


  • 4 cups all-purpose strong bread flour
  • 1 cup "00" flour
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 x 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water


  • In a mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer place the flour and sea salt. Pour the water, olive oil, and honey into a measuring cup. Add the yeast and mix. Let stand for about 5-10 minutes just to ensure the yeast is activated.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and pour half the water mixture in. Start to mix the dough with your hands or the dough hook if using the mixture. Continue adding the water slowly, until the dough comes together into a shaggy but not sticky dough. If making by hand, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured and knead for 10 minutes. If using a mixer set the speed to medium/low and mix with the dough hook for 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and leave in a warm place to prove for about 30 minutes
  • covered with a clean tea towel. Once the dough has proved, knock the air out and divide into 4 and
  • freeze whatever you don't use., Roll the remaining dough out and make your pizza. Roll on a work
  • surface dusted with semolina or flour.
  • Bake in a 200c or 390f oven for about 12-15 minutes. Use a pizza stone if you have one.