Skip to main content
215Total Time
2Prep Time
15Bake Time

Pizza Dough Recipe

Quick and easy

63 Reviews

How to make pizza dough

Put away the takeaway menus, dial-a-pizza will soon be a thing of the past once you have tried Allinson’s easy pizza dough.

Just six simple steps and your fresh pizza dough can be baking away in the oven with every topping imaginable, so there will be no squabbles over which flavour you pick, only who gets the last slice.

This pizza dough recipe is great for beginners, or mini bakers who want to get stuck in the kitchen. Make homemade pizza dough your new family tradition.

Tips for making the best pizza dough

1. What's the best flour for pizza dough?

We recommend using Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour. Bread flour has higher gluten levels than culinary flours such as plain or self-raising. Very strong bread flour has an even higher gluten level so it's perfect for pizza dough.

2. Is it easy to knead flour dough?

It couldn't be easier, for a little extra helping hand, check out our tutorial demonstrating how to knead pizza dough.

3. Can the dough be made ahead of baking?

Yes! The dough can be made ahead up to 4/5 days and it can sit around while you plan out your toppings. So don't worry if your timings are a little off!

215Total Time
2Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2:

    KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer for 5 minutes). 

  3. Step 3:


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 240°C (fan 220°C, gas mark 9).

  4. Step 4:

    SHAPE Divide the dough into 3 pieces – keep others under the tea towel to stop them drying out. Roll a piece of dough to as thin as you can get it on a lightly floured surface. Lift carefully onto a floured baking sheet or pizza stone and finish with your favourite toppings.

    Thin and crispy

    If you prefer to make a thin and crispy pizza base, divide your dough into 4 instead. Having less dough for each base and rolling it nice and thin means your base will crisp up better in the oven. 

  5. Step 5:


    Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crisp and golden on top.



    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 sachet Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 50ml Olive oil


  • Mixing bowl
  • Tea towel
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza tray/stone

Great recipes and more at

Exclusive gifts and kits to take your baking to the next level Competitions and baker of the month prizes More than 1,000 recipes to try.