This NO-KNEAD, NO-RISE PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE is quick and easy and makes a delicious homemade pizza crust. You just put your ingredients into a bowl, stir, and press it all into a pizza pan or onto a pizza stone. Top with your favourite toppings, pop it in the oven, and you’ll have homemade pizza in minutes.
I love homemade pizza crust but most pizza dough takes a long time to make.
No Kneading, No Rising
This pizza dough is recipe is quick and easy because there’s no kneading or rising involved. It tastes delicious too! Because this dough is so easy and fast to make, you can make it in minutes, just before serving lunch or dinner.
It’s a perfect dough for making kids’ mini pizzas, but we use it to make our grown-up gourmet pizzas too.
I love using this pizza dough recipe in my daycare because it’s such an easy way for the kids to make their own pizzas. Even the preschoolers can do it because there’s no time-consuming kneading involved. Plus, because you can make it so quickly, it’s the perfect pizza dough to whip up when you have a bunch of hungry kids to feed.
So quick but so good!
We’ve made lots of interesting pizza crusts in the past, but this recipe has become my favourite. I’ve never found another pizza dough that you can make as quickly that tastes this good.
It’s amazing considering it’s so easy to make.
Quick and Easy No-Knead, No-Rise Pizza Dough Recipe
- 1 pkg dry, active yeast (equivalent of 8g or .25 ounces or 2.25 tsp)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 2.5 cups bread flour (we use all-purpose flour)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
To Make Your Pizza Dough
1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In large bowl, stir yeast and sugar into the warm water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it looks creamy like it does in the picture below).
3. When the yeast is frothy, add the flour, salt and oil, and stir until well mixed.
At this point, your dough will be loose and messy looking. That’s ok. There’s no need to form a smooth ball like you would with traditional pizza dough recipes.
4. Let the dough mixture rest for 5 minutes.
5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll or pat into one 12″ crust or 4 individual crusts.
6. Transfer to a pizza stone or a lightly oiled pizza pan.
Topping your pizzas:
Now have the kids splash a little pizza sauce on each crust and spread it around with the back of a spoon.
Top your pizza crust with a handful of mozzarella cheese and any other toppings you fancy.
Bake your pizza at 450ºF for 15-20 minutes (large pizza) or 10-15 minutes (smaller pizzas).
With pizza dough this fast and easy, you’ll be able to make homemade pizzas for lunch, dinner, after-school snacks or family movie night, any-old time you please!
No-Knead, No-Rise Pizza Dough Recipe
- 1 pkg dry active yeast (equivalent of 8g or .25 ounces or 2.25 tsp)
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
- 2.5 cups bread flour we use all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
- In large bowl, stir yeast and sugar in the warm water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it looks creamy and frothy.
- Add flour, salt and oil, and stir until well mixed.(Will be loose and messy looking).
- Let it rest for 5 minutes.
- Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and roll or pat into one 12" crust or 4 individual crusts.
- Transfer to a pizza stone or a lightly oiled pizza pan.
- Spread pizza sauce over crust.
- Top with a handful of mozzarella cheese and various other pizza toppings
- Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes (large pizza) or 10-15 minutes (smaller pizzas).
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Terry J Walker
YUM!!! Thanks, I’ve been looking for a quick and easy pizza dough recipe. Will try it very soon.
You’re welcome, Terry! Enjoy!
The best home made pizza ever tried. I had made several recipes, and this is by far the best. Tanks for sharing it
Is the difference the amount made? I use 1 pkg yeast, 3 tblsp oil, 3/4 tsp salt, 8-11 oz water, and 4 cups flour mixed in the bread maker on dough setting. It takes 90 minutes and I get three cookie sheet size pizzas. I like this for the quickness, but would want to get more than just one crust out of it.
Can I substitute the olive oil for coconut oil (melted if room temp is below 77•F)?
I don’t know anything about coconut oil, Renee. Is it something you cook with regularly? Does it substitute well with most of your other recipes? Perhaps try googling a little?
This is the best no rise/quick pizza dough I’ve tried… And I’ve tried a few!!! It cooks up fluffy and light, not chewy and dense like other recipes I’ve tried. It also seemed to cook more evenly. Thanks so much!
You are so welcome, Leslie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rave review!
I’ve made this twice now, my family and I love it! Thank you!
My husband could eat pizza every single day I on the other hand get tired of take out pizza! I love this recipe it taste just the way I like it. Its universal I use it for Stromboli calzones and I will take it and put some leftovers and make homemade hot pockets. You can use it for so much!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe 😊 I even add spices to the crust sometimes. Taste great and very easy to make it. Would highly recommend it!!!
Looks like a regular pizza dough recipe – why doesn’t it need to rise? Must try though!
I really couldn’t tell you, Sarah. I just know that it works, and it’s tasty. 🙂
So excited for an easy pizza dough recipe!! The last one I tried was sooo hard to make a gooey!! Haven’t tried it yet but wrapped it up and put it in the fridge for tonight!! Can’t wait to try it!!
I love this recipe. It is quick and easy to make! My picky eater asks for this pizza often. I add one Tbs. Flaxseed meal to the dough…it always comes out perfect. Thanks!!
Dad Needs Decaf
I’ve used your recipe several times over the last few months with my 5-year-old son, and it’s always ended up making significantly better pizza bases than the bog-standard “pizza base mix” the supermarkets sell; it’s also much easier to clean up afterwards!
He noticed earlier that people were allowed to make comments and wanted to make one himself – so, on his behalf, I’m passing on his thought: “it tastes wonderful!”
This is the best review!
I make calzones regularly. the part I hate is the time consuming dough makin process I’m going to try this and hope it’s just a delish without all the fuss!
Just made this for lunch with my two homeschooled hooligans,, It’s was fun, easy, and super fast!! We are eating it now and it’s also DELICIOUS!! We substituted raw honey for sugar (we are beekeepers so we do not use sugar at all). I added it to the water and put it in a little pot on low. Few min to make the water warm and melt the honey. Then just followed the recipe!! Saving this for sure!! Thank you!!
Makes great stromboli and cheesy bread sticks 🙂
This was so easy and quick. The best recipe for pizza dough I’ve found. Good job!!
This sounds so yummy…and easy! Thank you! I was wondering though, can this be made with wheat flour?
I’d imagine it could be, Heather.
Thank you for a quick reply! I will have to try it and let you know how it comes out 🙂 Thanks again for posting this recipe!
WOW. This is THE quick and easy pizza. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It came out of the oven risen so nicely and soft. I used 4 tsps of fresh yeast instead of the active dry one and the pizza came out and tasted great, you can trust me because I’m from Italy 😛 From now on this will be my go-to pizza recipe. Thank you so much Jackie!
And also thank you because with your fantastic projects and crafts you made it possible for me to spend wonderful moments together with my nanny kids and to form a very special bond with them. THANK YOU!
Yay! You are so welcome, Federica, and thank YOU for getting so excited about my “stuff”. It’s so rewarding to hear from followers who really value and appreciate what I’m sharing! Thanks so much for following along and for doing our activities with your hooligans! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pizza dough recipe too. That’s a huge compliment coming from someone who’s from Italy! xx
Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. My pizza is baking in the oven as I type this !!!. I just peeped and it is looking good. I am sure, it will taste great too! My son is a Pizza fan and I am glad that I can make pizzas at home more often now, thanks to the Happy Hooligans.
Hi Jackie, this is further to my comment of April 2nd. Rave reviews from my family 🙂 My husband said, this was one of the best pizzas he has eaten….my daughter gave it 2 thumbs ups and my son ate half of the pizza himself!!! Thanks again for sharing. If you have any bread recipes, I would appreciate it if you can share them (I don’t have a bread machine, so I need something that I can mix by hand.
Yay! So glad it was such a hit at your house, Yolanda! We really love it too! It’s so easy AND so good! Unfortunately, I don’t have any non-bread-machine recipes of my own, but here’s one from a blogging friend of mine. People are always saying it’s super-easy and really good: http://www.mymundaneandmiraculouslife.com/foodie-fridays-easy-peesy-french-bread/
Thank you Jackie for sharing the recipe from your friend’s blog. FYI, I am making your pizza dough again this evening. It is my son’s 11th birthday today and I thought I’d surprise him when he gets back from school 🙂
can it be frozen
I haven’t tried it, but I don’t think it would freeze as well as traditional dough because it’s not as soft and moist as regular dough. It’s quite loose and and crumbly.
Great recipe. I made pizza with my 5yr old using this dough recipe tonight. I divided the dough into 4 and par-baked 3 of the crusts and froze them after they were cool so I can just pull one out when he wants to have pizza.
Wow! So quick and easy recipe.
My little boy loved making the pizza.
Yes, isn’t it?!! I’m so glad you tried it and liked it!
The best dough, so easy to make and tastes great with any topping. It is our favorite!
I made this recipe today, and I accidently put in 4 Tbls of oil in the mix, but it came out OK, I used two 8″ cake pans greased with butter, and baked the pizzas at 450 for 15 minutes…when I topped them, I put the sauce and cheese right to the edges, and got that caramelized cheesiness, but I ended up having to brown the bottom of the crusts on an oiled flat grill pan, and wow! It was like ga grill cheese type crunching! But it worked! I didn’t have a pizza stone, so that may have been the problem, but to my surprise, frying the bottom crust on the frying pan did the trick! I’m going to try your homemade sauce too, because I used a store sauce, and it was plain with no real garlicky flavor or flavors. And I used Borden’s 6 cheese Italian cheese mix and pepperoni slices, but the crust was the star of the show! Soft, light, and airy! VERY good! Thank you for sharing your recipe!