Pizza Dough

Cuisinart original

Homemade pizza dough is the perfect start to family pizza night.


Yield: about 1 pound of dough (one 14-inch pizza or two 8-inch pizzas)


1½    teaspoons active dry yeast
1       teaspoon granulated sugar
²⁄³     cup warm water (105°F to 110°F)
1¾    cups bread or unbleached,
         all-purpose flour
¾      teaspoon fine sea salt
2       teaspoons olive oil

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 8 servings):
Calories 92 (6% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 3g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 214mg • calc. 1mg • fiber 0g


1. In a liquid measuring cup, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Insert the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the bowl and pulse a few times to combine. With the machine running on Low, pour the liquid mixture through the feed tube as fast as the flour absorbs it. Process until the dough cleans the sides of the work bowl and forms a ball. Continue to process for 30 seconds to knead the dough. Dough should be slightly sticky.
3. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and knead by hand for an additional minute. Put the dough into a clean bowl and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour; dough should double in size.
4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently fold over to “punch” down. Form into desired crust size(s) as directed by recipe.