Take-out Tuesday, Best Pizza Dough Ever!

Last weekend, we had Spring like weather, with 70 degrees mid day, and I spent most of the day outside on the patio.  As the sun went down and the temps dropped a bit, we lit the fire and got the pizza oven going.

HHjr made a batch of pizza dough earlier in the day, so it was ready when we were.  This is our hands down favorite pizza dough recipe, it’s from Guy Fieri on the Food Network.  It’s not only delicious, but so easy to make.  It mixes in a stand mixer, so no tedious kneading.  You can make it up to 2 days ahead AND you can freeze it!


Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in 1 cup of warm water


Sprinkle 1 packet or 1 T of yeast on the surface of the water and walk away for 10 minutes or so


When you come back it will be foamy and thick and smell yeasty


Add 2 T olive oil and 1 tsp salt, mix briefly and then add flour


Set mixer on low speed at first to incorporate the flour then increase speed to medium


After 5 minutes, scrap down sides and mix for another minute and your dough is ready to turn out onto a floured board


Just knead it for a minute or so until you can shape it into a nice ball and place it in a large bowl which has been drizzled with olive oil


Roll the dough around to coat it with olive oil and cover the bowl with saran.  Place the bowl in a warm spot for about 1 hour until the dough has doubled in size

Divide dough into 2 balls for large pizzas or 4 balls for individual pizzas and wrap in saran.  Let rise again for about 45 minutes


Oops, one dough ball rose and popped through the saran!  Now you can refrigerate the dough balls for 2 days or freeze for 1 month


When you are ready to make pizza, punch dough down into a disc and roll out on a lightly floured board until dough is the desired thickness

This dough isn’t even sticky, it rolls out like a dream

Best Pizza Dough Ever


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 T active dry yeast
  • 2 T olive oil plus additional for oiling the bowl
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • corn meal optional for coating your pan


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve sugar in 1 cup warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes or until foamy. Add salt and 2 T olive oil. Using the dough hook, mix in the flour. When the mixture comes together continue mixing [kneading] for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Turn out on a floured board and knead it for a minute or two. Your mixer has really done all the work for you if you’ve let it run long enough.
  • Place the dough in an oiled large glass mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half for 2 large pizzas, or into quarters for 4 smaller pizzas. Form into smooth tight balls and cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise again, about 30 to 45 minutes. OR you can refrigerate the dough for up to 2 days at this point before the second rise or freeze for 1 month.
  • To make the crust flatten ball into a disc on a lightly floured surface with your fist. With a rolling pin roll out the dough to desired thickness. Don’t worry if the shape isn’t perfect! Top with desired toppings and put pizza on a pan, or stone than has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Bake at 500 for 8-12 minutes or until done.

He just made very simple pizzas, for me it was an olive oil and Parmesan topped crust with bacon and bleu cheese

For himself and the boys he made pizzas with marinara, sausage and pineapple

The pizzas cook so quickly, you can literally watch the crust turn golden, see the cheese melt and the dough and toppings bubbling up!  The pizzas cook in literally 2-4 minutes!

To see the post about building this outdoor kitchen, click here

By the way, this dough works great in the oven {use a pizza stone if you have one} or the grill, and you can make your dough thick or thin, any way you like!

Happy Pizza Eating!

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32 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Best Pizza Dough Ever!”
  1. Jodi says:

    sounds wonderful – looks divine! I sooooo want a piece of bacon and blue cheese fire-grilled pizza!!! Also – soooo trying to lose weight – argh!

    • These pizzas were really kind of figure friendly, very thin crusts, and mine didn’t even have a sauce, just a brush of olive oil and I love Parmesan because you get a lot of flavor without a lot of calories

  2. Jenna, I would love a slice of both pizzas. I am so excited for you and HHjr to have your fabulous outdoor fireplace and pizza oven. What a beautiful place to entertain and I know the grands will enjoy so much!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    So glad you are using your new pizza oven. What else can you cook in this oven?

  4. We’re very big on pizza here but I bet as good as Rick’s is, it pales in comparison, especially when done on your pizza oven!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    I loved our beautiful weekend, we are flirting with spring with these temps but I’m sure we’ll get more cold. I need to learn to make this pizza dough for sure. I’m in the habit of buying pizza dough from Publix. I think y’all are breaking in your pizza over with these delicious pizzas. I’m printing out this recipe. Hope your week is off to a great start………

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Thanks Jenna for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it!! 😃🍕 I like your toppings with the blue cheese!

  7. Kitty says:

    When I saw the title, I said to myself that I need to try this one! I am just loving your pizza oven, Jenna! I have been making my own pizza dough since I got married back in 1970, and I’m always on the lookout for the best pizza dough. Thanks, Jenna!

  8. Jacqueline says:

    I have tried leaving comments on other’s blog and nothing happens.
    Looks so great. What fun you are going to have! I may have to try making my pizza dough
    in advance.
    Now all your friends are going to want to build a pizza oven too! I know mine did!

  9. Jacqueline says:

    Yay! My comment worked on yours!!!

  10. Oh my mercy Jenna! I love your outdoor fireplace, oven. How wonderful for you. Oh I am so jealous. I love Pizza. My man will eat it when he has too but he wants everything on it but the kitchen sink. LOL! It’s not his fav but Oh I love me a good slice of pizza. My oldest daughter makes homemade pizza dough and her kids have gotten so spoiled with their mama’s pizza that they don’t like eating pizza out now. LOL! I will be pinning your recipe and giving it a try. Hugs and blessings sweet lady. Cindy

    • We are beyond excited, and going to cook lots of different things besides pizza, my son baked cornbread a few weeks ago! Sorry your husband doesn’t like pizza, but at least you can go to your daughter’s!

  11. Rita C. says:

    Oh man, that looks good! I was about to give away my pizza stone…may need to rethink that! What a great, great build you have there. I could pizza dough every day, just give a salad too and I’m good! You guys are going to tear that oven up, I can tell!

    • We have a pizza stone and just keep in in the oven on the middle rack…when I bake a something I just set it on top of the stone so I don’t ever have to move it or put it away…Thanks Rita, we are enjoying it so much, not just for the pizza, but because the patio is so much nicer now!

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh Jenna, I adore pizza, and I could eat it every week! Both pizzas look yummy. How exciting to have a pizza oven! I know you will enjoy it so much. Enjoy your week!!!

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Thanks for another great recipe and when I get brave enough, I’ll give it a try. Dough kinda intimidates me, because I think I’ll have too much flour down to roll it out and then it will be tough, but you said this dough isn’t sticky so that’s encouraging. Your outdoor oven / patio area is awesome!

  14. Mary says:

    I’ll have to try this pizza dough Jenna! I know you’re going to love your pizza oven and outdoor kitchen. ♥

  15. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This dough looks easy! We still haven’t been able to master pizza on the Big Green Egg. That’s the only thing we’ve tried and failed miserably! Your pizza looks great!

  16. Miz Helen says:

    This is awesome pizza dough and I am in love with your new outdoor pizza oven! Hope you have a great Valentine Week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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