Best Homemade Pizza Dough Ever (Frugal Friendly Food)

Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutes

This is an incredibly simple basic dough that will make you a hero at dinner time. You can serve hot pizza right out of your own oven faster than you can have it delivered. Best of all, it can be made using all shelf-stable ingredients.

This fantastic basic bread dough is ideal for making both savory and dessert pizzas. It will make enough dough for one thick crust 12″ pizza or two thin-crust 12″ pizzas. The recipe calls for white flour but you can get creative and substitute some whole wheat flour, oat flour, bean flour, or even vegetable flour for part of the white flour to increase the nutrition. You can also turn this basic recipe into breadsticks or cinnamon sticks. Use your imagination and have fun!

Sam LOVES homemade pizza! It’s a good thing that it is inexpensive.
“No cheese” pizza made with one cup of whole wheat flour and one and a half cups of white bread flour.
Sam came home from work today and made his own pizza again with this recipe. Incredibly satisfying and easy to make.
The same great dough with added berry preserves, cream cheese, chocolate chips, and a crumble topping. YUM!


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Dry cornmeal for dusting surface when rolling out dough


  1. Dump all ingredients in a bread mixer adding the yeast on top last. Mix for 3-4 minutes until the dough is elastic.
  2. Cover and let dough rise until doubled.
  3. Divide dough in half if making two thin crust pizzas or leave whole for one 12" thick crust pizza.
  4. Sprinkle cornmeal on surface and roll out dough or press into shape with greased fingers. Rolling and baking on parchment paper makes it easier.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.


Kylene Jones is a blogger, content creator, published author, motivational speaker, homesteader, prepper, mother, and grandmother. She practices self-reliance, provident living, and emergency preparedness in her everyday life. She loves working with her husband, Jonathan, and is committed to helping our community be prepared to thrive during the challenges that lie in our future.

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