Basic Pizza Dough


This recipe yields enough dough for one pizza; increase the batches according to the number of pizzas you want to prepare.


1 (10-inch) crust; 8 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 62
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 12.9 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 146 mg
Calcium 3 mg


1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
6 to 7 tablespoons warm water (100° to 110°), divided
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon cornmeal


1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until blended. With processor on, slowly add yeast mixture through food chute. Add enough of remaining warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough forms a ball; process 30 seconds. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)

3. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.

4. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on an inverted baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Top and bake according to recipe.

Joshua Haynes,

Cooking Light

September 2008
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