Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 19, 2012

This is my go-to pizza crust recipe. It has never failed me. And I’ve heard from many of you, that it has never failed you either!

If I make it with half white flour and half whole wheat flour, I add 2 Tbsps extra water. And I don’t generally make it “full whole wheat”…It’s just too grainy for our liking.

Save yourself a few bucks and make your own crust next time you’re having pizza. As long as you get it started in the bread machine in time (my machine’s dough cycle takes 1.5 hours), the actual “hands on” time is less than the time it would take you to order a pizza!

Hope you enjoy!

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Homemade Pizza Crust – Bread Machine

Yield – 16″ pizza crust, or 4 deep dish pizza crusts

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 1 hour 30 minutes in bread machine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.05)
  • 3 cups flour (all white, or half white/half wheat) ($.60)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)
  • 1 tsp sugar ($.01)
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast, or 1 package active dry yeast (storing yeast) ($.25)

 

Directions

  • Load into the bread machine in the order listed. Run the dough cycle.
  • Once finished, knead with any extra flour until soft like baby’s skin, then roll out onto a clean, dry and lightly floured surface.
  • Add sauce, cheese, toppings and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
  • Makes 16″ pizza crust.
  • By hand directions for homemade pizza crust.

Cost $.96

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Amy S March 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Thank you for posting! I used this recipe today and it is a definite keeper. So easy and great flavors. I have now found my go-to homemade pizza crust!!!! Thanks again!

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Kelli April 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

How would I make this without a bread machine?

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Neal Johns May 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

Can you provide us with a gluten-free receipe for pizza crust?

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Rachel June 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

Great for a pantry challenge because it doesn’t require milk! As a working mom, this recipe allowed me to make pizza faster, healthier, and cheaper than ordering pizza (and hubby loving said, ‘it tasted like his mom’s pizza’). I made the dough in my bread machine over the weekend and popped the dough ball into a freezer baggie, as soon as the dough cycle was complete. The morning I planned to have pizza, I took the baggie with dough ball (& baggie of frozen homemade spaghetti sauce- recipe also from your site – and baggie of turkey pepperoni – bought on clearance) out of the freezer and moved into the fridge to thaw. At night, I rolled out the thawed dough, spread on thawed sauce, and added (previously) grated cheese and toppings – done!

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Keri February 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Love that you posted this recipe didn’t have your book in front of me but a quick search and here it is!!! Thank you our family loves this from my 2 year old to my 32 year old hubby!

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