A super simple and fluffy pizza dough recipe that takes only minutes to prepare. In 30 minutes or less, you could be enjoying your very own slice of pizza! Yum!
Kid Friendly Pizza Dough Recipe
October 23rd was my son’s 3rd birthday this year and of course we had to have his favorite for dinner- PIZZA! But I wanted to take it up a notch and make it more fun by having a DIY pizza party between the 4 of us.
With this simple no rise pizza dough recipe you can have the kids in the kitchen and helping to make a delicious personal sized pizza of their own.
What makes this recipe so much better is knowing that you can double or triple it without consequence. This makes it so much easier for when you want to feed a larger crowd of people!
Pizza Dough Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- olive oil
- warm water
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making no rise pizza dough
While this dough doesn’t need to rise, there is a 5 minute rest period after you knead it. This is simply because the glutens in the dough have been worked through excessive movement and become tighter.
By letting the dough rest for 5 minutes, you relax the gluten, making it soooo much easier to roll out into a circle. If you tried to roll it out without relaxing it, you’d notice that the dough springs back into its original shape.
Allowing the dough to rest saves your sanity! Use those 5 minutes to prepare the toppings and preheat the oven, or to dust the counter with flour.
FAQ about no rise pizza dough
If you truly wanted to let your dough rise before using it, you can let it rise in a warm spot until it’s doubled in size. This is usally about an hour.
Yes! Make your dough as directed and after you knead it, place it in a greased bowl with plastic wrap on top. Stick it in the fridge and it can last up to two days this way.
Absolutely! I do this sometimes (when I have freezer space, haha). Simply make your pizza (toppings included) and freeze flat in the freezer for up to4 hours (until solid).
Then take the pizza and wrap it well in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. You can bake from frozen, but will need to add more time to ensure the dough cooks evenly.
How to make no rise pizza dough
In a large glass bowl combine your warm water (110 degrees F) and your yeast. Let rest for a minute or two until it looks foamy. If it doesn’t foam up within 5 minutes your yeast could be bad or the water may have been too hot or cold. This will result in chewier pizza dough.
Add the flour, sugar, salt, and olive oil to the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together. It will look shaggy.
Lightly sprinkle a counter and knead the dough. Incorporate the pieces that didn’t originally want to stick and knead the dough until it’s no longer sticking to your hands and the counter, feeding it more flour as needed.
Place the dough back into the bowl and let it rest in a warm spot for 5 minutes.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and shape into a pizza with crust. Place on baking sheet.
Top with sauce and toppings as desired.
Bake at 500 degrees F for 10 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Easy No Rise Pizza Dough
- 3/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees F)
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- In a large bowl, add your warm water and yeast. Let sit for a minute or two until it looks foamy. If it doesn't foam up within 5 minutes, toss it out and try again. *See notes on why, below.
- Add in the flour, sugar, salt, and olive oil, stirring to combine. The dough will appear shaggy.
- Lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour and then turn the dough out onto the counter. Knead for about 5 minutes until elastic and smooth. Try to incorporate the dough pieces that didn't originally want to stick.
- Place the dough back into the bowl and then rest it on top of the stove as the oven preheats to 500 degrees F. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
- Arrange the pizza toppings so that they're nearby and then roll out the pizza dough to make one large pizza or divide and roll out into two small personal sized pizzas.
- Place on a baking sheet or pizza pan and top with sauce, cheese, and toppings as desired. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.