Total Time
3 Hours
Serves 6

Everyone knows that the secret to amazing pizza is in the crust! This dough produces crisp, flavorful crusts every time.


How to Make It

Step 1

In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir yeast into 1 1/2 cups warm water (100° to 110°). Let stand until yeast dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup oil, the flour, and salt. Mix with dough hook on low speed to blend, then mix on medium speed until dough is very smooth and stretchy, 8 to 10 minutes. Dough will feel tacky.

Step 2

Cover dough and let rise at room temperature until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Step 3

Punch down dough and let rise again until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cut 6 pieces of parchment paper, each about 12 in. long. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat (about 350°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only about 7 seconds).

Step 4

Turn dough out onto a work surface and cut into 6 portions. For each pizza, lay a sheet of parchment on work surface and rub with 1 tsp. oil. Using well-oiled hands, put each dough portion on a parchment sheet. Flatten dough portions, then pat into 9- to 10-in. rounds. If dough starts to shrink, let rest 5 minutes, then pat out again. Let dough stand until puffy, about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Flip a round of dough onto grill, dough side down. Peel off parchment. Put 1 or 2 more dough rounds on grill. Cook, covered, until dough has puffed and grill marks appear underneath, about 3 minutes. Transfer rounds, grilled side up, to baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. (Grilled rounds can stand at room temperature up to 2 hours; reheat grill to continue.)

Step 6

Arrange your choice of pizza toppings (below) on grilled sides of dough. With a wide spatula, return pizzas, 2 or 3 at a time, to grill and cook, covered, until browned and crisp underneath, rotating pizzas once for even cooking, 4 to 6 minutes.

Step 7

Make ahead: Complete dough through step 1, then chill, covered, at least 3 hours and up to 2 days (dough will double in size, and flavor will develop as it stands).

Step 8

Note: Nutritional analysis is for crust per serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

hagadogl1's Review

June 11, 2013
I found this recipe back in 2009. It's my go to recipe for pizza dough all the time. It's light and yummy and so easy to make!

egriffny's Review

August 29, 2010
First time making pizza dough and first time grilling pizza - both were a huge success. This recipe is simple, easy, and the end result tastes fantastic.

MRJ1499's Review

June 03, 2010
I used 50% wheat flour and had good results. I had never grilled pizza dough before but it was quick and easy. This is one of the better pizza dough recipes that I have tried.

NatalieY's Review

December 05, 2009
Very simple!