Pizza Dough Recipes

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and Italian pizza dough is the only thing we use to make ours.

There are so many versions to make and ways to prepare it.

Pizza has styles, different tomato sauces, some are made with a rich garlic sauce called white pizza.

Margherita Pizza style pizza has just slices of tomatoes fresh basil and cheese.

The list goes on and there are so many topping variations to choose from.

Pizza is pure Italian comfort food at it's finest.

Create your own pizza on the flavors you like the best.

Remember recipes are basic to each Region in Italy, many are totally different.

Enjoy this delicious pizza dough recipe, there is nothing like fresh pizza dough and also try some of my hometown Utica, New York Style Recipes below!

Tomato Pie,Italian Greens Italian Lemon IcePizza Fritta,Chicken Riggies,Manny's Cheesecake,Oscugnizzo Pizza,Pustiesand Rosato Chocolate Cookies.

Stroll down to the end to see two recipes that we love the most.





this is a basic pizza dough recipe from my grandmother from Rome Italy and over 100 years old. This pizza has fresh tomato sauce and slices of tomatoes along with cheese and fresh basil on top.







homemade pizza dough with sauce tomatoes and shredded mozzarella



Fresh Dough and Sauce



Mom and grandma always made fresh pizza dough, it's what I grew up on.


This simple recipe will change everything for how you feel about authentic tasting pizza.


There are so many versions to make but the dough makes the difference.


Check out our easy recipes and pick the one you love, the dough is easy, the rest is by individual taste on what you top it with.


Modern-day people add chicken with buffalo sauce, hamburger with sharp cheddar and list of American changes are numerous.


We stick to our tried and true homemade sauce, whole milk mozzarella cheese, grated cheese, fresh basil and maybe a little sausage and broccoli rabe for an Authentic Italian topping!


Buon Appetito!




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Style of Pizza


  • Neapolitan Pizza:  Neapolitan pizza toppings are fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves, oregano, and olive oil. Since Neapolitan pizza is thin, it isn't designed to handle the weight of too many toppings.
  • Chicago Pizza: Referred to as deep-dish pizza.
  • New York-Style Pizza: N.Y. style characteristic is a large, foldable slice and has a crispy outer crust. New York-style pizza is one of America’s most famous regional pizza types.
  • Sicilian Pizza: Sicilian pizza, also known as "sfincione," provides a thick cut of pizza with pillowy dough, a crunchy crust, and robust tomato sauce.
  • Greek Pizza: Features of this one has a thick and chewy crust cooked in shallow, oiled pans, resulting in a nearly deep-fried bottom.
  • California Pizza: This pizza got its start back in the late 1970s when Chef Ed LaDou began experimenting with pizza recipes in the classic Italian restaurant, Prego. He created a pizza with mustard, ricotta, pate, and red pepper, and by chance, served it to Wolfgang Puck.
  • Detroit Pizza: Originally baked in a square automotive parts pan in the 1940s. Detroit pizza is first topped with pepperoni, followed by brick cheese which is spread to the very edges of the pan, producing a caramelized cheese perimeter.
  • St. Louis Pizza: Features a thin crust with a cracker-like consistency that is made without yeast. Due to the crispy crust, St. Louis pizza is usually cut into three- or four-inch rectangles, known as "party" or "tavern" cut.





    This is a delicious homemade pizza dough recipe



    By Hand or Mixer



    Rather standing there by hand and mixing dough for 10 minutes, you can use an industrial style mixer like a KitchenAid with a dough hook to save you time!


    I love mine and have used one for years now.


    Grandma and mom never had that luxury and only did theirs by hand, it always came out perfectly!




    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots



    Margherita Pizza




    Margherita Pizza is made with Fresh Tomato and shredded whole milk mozzarella, slices of fresh garlic, sprinkle with oregano and top with fresh basil drizzled with olive oil.


    A fresh delicious combination of flavors.


    I have heard the best Margherita pizza in Italy is in Naples, Italy.


    People stand in line in a cobblestone street just off of Via Tribunali in the historic neighborhood and are known for having the best pizza places in the entire world.





    Double Cheese



    This pizza was made with some tomatoes sliced a little sauce, lots of fresh basil and cheese first and then on top of the crust.


    A favorite of my sons, he loves the double cheese on top.



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    Pizza is True Comfort Food



    Everyone loves comfort food. I think pizza is the ultimate comfort food.


    I can even eat leftover pizza right out of the refrigerator, that's how I grew up in Utica, New York.


    I loved pizza any way then and now.


    Utica was a place for tradition and full of homemade original recipes.


    I love my hometown for their famous food creations and always try to recreate them.


    I never get tired of pizza!




    This is a broccoli rabe pizza with double cheese and sausage all homemade pizza dough in a deep cookie sheet pan






    Pizza Comes in All Shapes and Sizes



    Pizza can be made in any kind of shape.


    Square, round rectangular, even in a pie pan, anything you have will work that stainless steel of cookie sheet style pans.


    Cooking pizza on a pizza stone on high heat is the best results.


    Pizza ovens are over 800 degrees, so the hotter the best and crispier crust.




    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots














    For Garlic Pizza See Recipe After the Pizza Dough Below



    If you love white pizza I have that at the end of the post and photos.


    The pizza is an oil and garlic base on pizza dough and very good.


    You can also spread some homemade ricotta cheese on top.




    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots



    Regular Pizza With Sauce and Other Toppings



    There are so many pizza version, thick crust, thin crust. You decide on when you rise the dough how you would like it.


    Roll it out thin for the thin-crust Neapolitan style. Thick for thick crust around 1 and a half inches high or more if you like.


    Thick Sicilian style pizza or however your family tradition is, this Italian style pizza dough is versatile and perfect for anything you do with it.



    These are slices of pizza made from french bread and sliced with a kitchen shears




    Sauces to use on Pizza



    I love all kinds of sauce.



    Marinara, Pizza Sauce homemade, Bolognese sauce with meat in it, Traditional Sunday Italian sauce.




    Fresh tomato slices and mozzarella on top (margarita style).


    Garlic sauce pizza is shown below with recipe.


    You can choose any sauce you like store-bought or homemade.



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    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots



    Dough



    This pizza dough can be baked, fried and used in so many recipes.


    You can also use this to make rolls, hamburger buns and garlic knots.





    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots






    Pizza Fritte



    Variations: Take 2 to 3 tablespoons of dough depending how big you want these, and make doughnut-shaped rings, or solid shape depending on what you like.


    Place on waxed paper let rest about 15 minutes.


    Fry in deep, hot oil. While warm, traditional Italian Zeppole, fried dough and what we bought at the feast in Upstate N.Y. you would shake or sprinkle with powdered sugar, regular sugar or cinnamon sugar... taste the best eating while still hot


    My kids loved to spread peanut butter and cinnamon sugar on them not the traditional way to eat them!




    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots




    Pizza, Sausage Rolls, Stromboli and Calzones



    Pizza is dough with sauce and toppings.


    Stromboli is a pizza dough stuffed with meats and shredded cheese and even vegetables.


    Calzones typically have ricotta cheese in them with mozzarella and you can add other meats if you like, but ricotta cheese is the main filling with mozzarella.



    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots




    Try Some Of Our Favorite Recipes




    Antipasto Roll

    Sausage Roll

    Tomato Pie

    Sausage Pizza COPYCAT O'SCUGNIZZO PIZZA

    Pizza Fritta




    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots





    Watch My Quick Video OnPizza Dough Recipes









    this is a basic pizza dough recipe from my grandmother from Rome Italy and over 100 years old. This pizza has fresh tomato sauce and slices of tomatoes along with cheese and fresh basil on top.



    Don't Forget to Pin this Recipe


    This is a spinach and garlic pizza with cheese pin for later








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    Yield: 2 pounds
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    Pizza Dough Recipes

    prep time: 10 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 10 M
    Using this pizza dough recipe that is over 100 years old from my Italian Grandma from Rome Italy, you can make pizza, pizza fritta, stromboli, sausage roll, garlic knots, panzarotti or anything else you like.

    ingredients:

    • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 pkg dry yeast dissolved in 2 cups warm water
    • 1 teaspoon salt 
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • Other toppings can include, peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, meatballs, olives, anchovies, zucchini, chicken, shrimp, feta, cheddar, fontina or mozzarella cheeses combined.

    instructions:

    How to cook Pizza Dough Recipes

    1. In a large mixing bowl add the yeast and warm water in the bowl, let sit for 1 minute in the bowl. ( the water should be just warm on your wrist not hot)
    2. Add the salt, sugar, and oil and stir.
    3. Add one cup of flour and blend all together.
    4. Next, add the rest of the flour until it forms a ball (should be 3 1/2 cups that is left) add more or less if too sticky 1 tablespoon at a time. The dough shouldn't be dry.
    5. Rise in a bowl covered with a wet towel, until doubled in size in a warm spot, away from drafts.
    6. Stretch out on a large cookie sheet.
    7. Brush top with olive oil, top with tomato sauce, cheese and any other meat toppings of choice suggestions below.
    8. Options: sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, peppers, olives, (ham, pineapple),( spinach, broccoli, ricotta, garlic ), sliced tomatoes and feta cheese, or any combo of 
    9. Bake until crisp and brown on 430 degrees, keep checking for desired crispiness.
    10. For the Sausage Roll Recipe or:
    11.  Stromboli and Calzones
    12. 1 lb of fresh pizza/ bread dough
    13. 1 1/2 lbs of Italian sausage cooked and casing off cooled
    14. 4 eggs raw or in some Regions substitute raw for chopped boiled eggs is another option, one more way is to omit the eggs and use just cheese and sausage for the filling
    15. 2 cups of mozzarella
    16. 4 tablespoons of grated cheese or more to taste
    17. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    18. 1/4 teaspoon oregano
    19. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    20. Mix sausage, eggs, spices and cheeses in a bowl set in the refrigerator. Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thickness into approximately 12 x 12 rectangular.
    21. Spread mixture over the dough, roll up and place seam down on a cookie sheet, place in a warm area, to rise around an hour.
    22. Brush tops with egg whites or beaten eggs.
    23. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and lower to 375 degrees for the remaining time.
    24. The sausage roll is done when crispy and brown.
    25. Slice and enjoy.
    26. You can make individual mini ones as well using a handful of dough for each one.
    27. Variations: In a bowl mix mozzarella cheese, grated cheese, and spices along with any combo below. Bake them at 400 degrees on a greased cookie sheet.
    28. Adding the ricotta cheese in the middle of the dough is called a Calzone. Use around 2 tablespoons in the middle of the dough with the seasoned mozzarella. Fold over, crimp and bake.
    29. Stromboli is adding meats, peppers, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, black or green olives, onions, mortadella, salami prosciutto in the center with mozzarella seasoned, fold over crimp and bake.
    30. Note: If using vegetables saute' vegetables with sausage and drain (always cook raw meats).
    31. You can also add Ricotta cheese, fresh chopped parsley, basil, chopped tomato, fresh garlic chopped, greens like spinach or escarole. Combinations are endless. 
    32. You can also add ham and mozzarella, ricotta with grated cheese into the dough to make a cheese and by adding meat becomes a stromboli.
    33. Lastly, you can make round donut shapes out of your dough and fry this dough for pizza fritta in cooking vegetable oil.
    Calories
    425
    Fat (grams)
    22
    Sat. Fat (grams)
    19
    Carbs (grams)
    27
    Net carbs
    19
    Sugar (grams)
    11
    Created using The Recipes Generator






    this is a garlic pizza in a pie plate with herbs and spices and whole milk mozzarella cheese melted




    Garlic Pizza



    This is a cheesy garlic pizza that is everyone's favorite here. It's something different.


    Again using home-made pizza dough, but topped with mozzarella, herbs and olive oil.




    this is an Italian garlic pizza made  homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots



    Garlic White Pizza Bonus Recipe



    Make a round pizza pan stretched out thinly in a pizza pan greased with olive oil and floured hands.


    Rise till double or line with parchment paper so it won't stick.


    Note: for a very thick pizza use a greased deep cake pan.




    this is homemade dough and with olive oil and garlic referred to as garlic pizza





    Garlic Pizza Sauce:



    • 1 pound of pizza dough stretch out in a pizza pan or any sheet pan
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoon olive oil.
    • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
    • Mozzarella shredded cheese
    • First, brush the entire top of the dough with the oil and melted butter
    • Sprinkle evenly with oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper
    • Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan and Romano grated cheese
    • Top generously with mozzarella shredded cheese and bake in a hot oven of 430 degrees preheated hot oven and bake until browned.
    • Optional: Thinly sliced beefsteak tomatoes then topped with cheeses, or 1/2 cup of whole milk ricotta cheese mixed with 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, place random spoonfuls over the pizza before topping with mozzarella cheese.








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    this is how to make Italian pizza dough and its been rising in a stainless steal mixing bowl. A heavy duty dough hook was used to make this dough.





    Don't forget to try our Homemade Marinara Sauce



    and Mom's Focaccia





    this is an Italian homemade pizza dough rising in a round cookie sheet style pizza pan with basil and tomatoes on a wooden oak table. This recipe is how to make homemade pizza dough  to be used in pizza rolls, pizza, rolls, pizza fritta, margarita pizza, garlic pizza and garlic knots



    21 comments

    1. i've been looking for a post about pizza dough. thank you for sharing. i plan to follow your blog. :)

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    2. amazing what you can do with a little dough .... used wisely, it can go a long way - nice looking pizza

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    3. Your pizza looks so delicious!!!!

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    4. I love making fresh pizza dough, it makes such a difference in the taste!

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    5. What a pizza friend, looks delicious. Hot peppers are a must with fresh tomatoes.

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    6. Claudia, you're killing me with your posts!! I swear, it's your fault if I can't get into my jeans again! Garlic slices? You go girl! :D

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    7. I have been looking for a good pizza dough recipe for a while now. I like the fact that yours keeps it very simple. I will let you know how it comes out when I try it. I also love all the suggestion you gave things you can use the dough for.

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    8. Wow, I am dying for a slice of that pizza :)

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    9. I haven't baked any pizza for a little while....maybe I should make one with your dough recipe this weekend.

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    10. Oh! I love homemade pizza, thank you for sharing the dough recipe...all of them look so yummie!

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    11. Thanks for sharing your family's dough recipe :) Everything looks amazing!

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    12. Oh, my gosh, I want to sample everything! Thanks for all the great links and recipes!

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    13. We love making homemade pizzas at home! They taste much better than store bought

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    14. Homemade pizza dough is the best! I love all your suggestions for ways to use it! I will definitely have to try frying it.

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    15. I bet those flavors are amazing! Cannot wait to try this! yessss! This is the perfect recipe for me. Wonderful combination of ingredients. Looks VERY tasty!

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    16. Love Love Love Pizza! This is awesome! Yup this looks pretty darn perfect to me. Thank you!

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    17. Always looking for a good pizza dough! This one looks delish!

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    18. I am a pizza addict! Awesome crust. Super easy. Used Italian seasonings. This is really one of the best recipes.

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    19. I am also a pizza-holic! I've heard fantastic things about the pizza in Naples, Italy as well but these home cooked pizzas look very tasty. I love that you can make them in any shape and they'll still taste spectacular.

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    20. Homemade pizza dough is by far the best. A delicious pizza is always from homemade pizza dough according to me. I love that you can make so many other delicious dishes from pizza dough! This is the best

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    21. Love this easy and versatile recipe! Definitely one I will keep on hand!

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