Confession: I just recently started making homemade pizza dough. Like, for the first time ever in my life. For some reason I used to be intimidated by it, so I went straight for store-bought dough (which, by the way, there's nothing wrong with — but homemade is surprisingly simple and fun to make).
Whether you're ready to make a pizza pronto, or have some extra time on your hands, there's a pizza dough recipe that's just right for your schedule.
One of the big variables with pizza dough recipes is the amount of time dough needs to rise. Some recipes can be made and cooked almost instantly, while others benefit from varying lengths of rise time. Here we've broken down our favorite pizza dough recipes based on prep and rising time so you can choose what works best for you!
Quick Pizza Dough Recipes
When you're in a hurry and want homemade pizza now, you've actually got other options than store-bought dough. If you're all about traditional pizzas, this quick no-rise dough will satisfy your craving. Also consider experimenting with some gluten-free options, like cauliflower, quinoa, or socca — a chickpea flatbread crust.
- Quick No-Rise Pizza Dough
- How To Make Socca (Chickpea Flatbread)
- Cauliflower Crust Pizza from a Sue Chef
- 5-Ingredinet Quinoa Pizza Crust from Oatmeal with a Fork
Yeasted Pizza Doughs
When it comes to pizza dough that include yeast, you'll need to factor in time to let the dough rise. Some recipes, like our basic pizza dough (my favorite recipe!), are ready to go after 90 minutes. Another recipe from Peter Reinhart really shines with at least a full day — and up to three if you can spare it — of rise time for amazing flavor.
Dough Recipes for When You Have an Hour to Spare
Make the Dough Today, Cook It Tomorrow (or Even Later!)
So whether you want to throw a pizza together quick for dinner, or have some time to let dough rise or even make extra to freeze for future meals, there's a pizza dough out there for you!