Make Ahead Pizza Crust

Ready in 45 minutes


"I absolutely love this pizza dough recipe. Kids love it as well :)"

- Nugg3t

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4 cups Flour; white or whole wheat
1 tablespoon Sugar or Honey
1 package Yeast
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups Water; warm

Original recipe makes 2



First prepare the dough. In a big bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix it up together with a fork or spoon. Add the oil and warm water. The water should be lukewarm, not hot. Stir with a big spoon to form a soft bowl. Knead the dough for 3 to 5 minutes. Now set the dough aside to rest for 20 minutes. This relaxes the gluten so it will be easier to roll out.

Now divide the dough into two balls. Each one will make a 16-inch round pizza or a 9 by 13-inch rectangular pan.

Press the dough into the pans. Now they are ready to be pre-baked. After the pre-baking process they can be refrigerated or frozen until needed.

Preheat your oven to 400F. Bake the crusts for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until they puff up and appear slightly dry on the surface. Allow them to cool.

To freeze the crusts, wrap them in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Smaller crusts can go into zip-lock bags. If you plan to refrigerate them for 2 or 3 days then plastic wrap alone will be sufficient.

When you are ready to prepare your pizza remove the crusts and allow them to thaw if necessary. It won't take very long. Top with sauce and the toppings of your choice. Bake at 400? for about 10 to 15 minutes.


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I absolutely love this pizza dough recipe. Kids love it as well :)
Nugg3t 1 year ago
To the owner of this recipe I would lik to say thanks. The kids and hubby loved it. I wanted to know if you had to pre-bake then freeze or could you just freeze the dough?
Electrichef0077 4 years ago
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