Fastest Pizza Dough

Fancy making pizzas from scratch in just over an hour? Try this recipe.

Fastest Pizza Dough, using instant (rapid-rise dry) yeast

By September 10, 2012

This recipe is for when you want it possible to serve pizza in a little more than an hour after walking into the kitchen. The sugar speeds up the rising process, as does putting the dough into a warm oven. Bread flour delivers a crispier crust but all purpose flour can also be used.

  • Prep Time : 1h 05 min
  • Yield : 2 large/4 medium/8 small



1. Set oven to 200 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn oven off.

2. Meanwhile, pour water into work bowl of large food processor. Sprinkle yeast and sugar over water and pulse twice. Add oil, flour, and slat, and process until mixture forms cohesive mass. Dough should be soft and just a bit tacky. (If it is very sticky, add 2 tablespoons flour and pulse briefly.) Process another 30 seconds.

3. Dough will be a bit tacky, so use rubber spatula to turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead by hand with a few strokes to form smooth round ball.

4. Put dough into deep, lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in warm oven. Let rise for 40 minutes or until doubled. Remove from oven, punch dough down, and turn out onto lightly floured work surface. Divide and shape.

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