Use your KitchenAid stand mixer, or any other stand mixer, to mix and knead up this pizza dough recipe. It's easy enough to make, and the dough can rest and rise while you're assembling all of your toppings. This pizza dough recipe can also be used to make calzones, stromboli or garlic knots.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 12-14-inch pizza
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (or 2 cups each whole-wheat and all-purpose flour)
- 1 package Rapid-Rise yeast
- 1 1/2 cup warm water (about 120 degrees)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and yeast. Mix for a moment at the lowest speed to combine ingredients. Meanwhile, in a measuring cup, combine the water, honey, olive oil and salt, stir until salt dissolves.
- With the motor running at the lowest speed, gradually pour the water mixture into the flour mixer and mix until the dough comes together. Change to the dough hook attachment and knead dough at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. If dough is too sticky, gradually add more all-purpose flour until dough is smooth but just slightly sticky. Pull ball of dough off dough hook, spray the bottom of the mixing bowl with cooking spray, form dough into a ball and return to the bowl. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and cover the surface of the dough. Set aside in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes or up to 1 hour while you prepare your pizza sauce and toppings.
- To make a pizza, roll dough into a circle or a rectangular, 12 to 14 inches wide and 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Top with pizza sauce, toppings and mozzarella cheese and cook on a pizza stone or a sheet pan in a 450˚F oven until the edges of the pizza dough start to brown and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting.