Pizza dough from scratch is the only way to make pizzas. This is my fool proof and easy recipe for homemade pizza dough and how to grill it to perfection!

Homemade Pizza Dough

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After the 167th time of being asked if I had a pizza dough recipe on my blog I finally realized that it might not be the easiest recipe to find here on SS. That’s ummm, because I did the step-by-step of it for a calzone recipe… but hey it’s still a great reference if you don’t have a Kitchen Aid and want to make it by hand. But since I have one of those beasts… and strongly dislike wearing dough-gloves while mixing, I thought that I should probably make this pizza dough recipe a post all in its own. Ya know… so you can actually find it.

Homemade. From scratch pizza dough is where it’s at you guys. I tell ya, it’s easier than it looks and the more times you make it… the more you’ll be able to do it with your eyes closed.

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PLUS. I made grilled pizza… and who doesn’t love the sound of that?


Make The Dough:

Next, in the bowl to your mixer add some honey… about a half teaspoon, I eyeball it.

warm water (115-120 degrees)

Then add a cup of water that is between 115-120°. Feel free to use a digital thermometer. Quickly whisk so the honey dissolves into the water.

yeast sprinkle

Next, sprinkle in a packet of yeast, DO NOT MIX.


Next, allow it to just sit there for about 10 minutes.

olive oil

Then add in a skosh of olive oil… like about a teaspoon. Again, I eyeball it.


Next, measure and add in 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.

mix in flour

Then add in a cup of flour and mix on low to incorporate.

more flour and mix

Repeat with more flour.

pulls clean from the bowl

Next add in all of the flour until the dough is sticky, it should pull clean from the sides of the bowl.


Next form a ball.

lightly oiled bowl

Then add a splash of olive oil to a large bowl. Use the pizza dough to coat the inside of the bowl. Roll the ball around and up the sides to coat the dough and bowl completely with olive oil.

throw a towel on it

Next, cover with a towel and let’er rise for an hour.

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There you go, pizza dough from scratch! ;You know it’s ready when it has doubled in size.

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Next, once risen, punch down the dough with your fingers.

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Then lightly flour a large cutting board and sprinkle the dough as well…

spread it out

With your impeccably clean hands, work the dough into a shape that will fit on your grill or on a pan in your oven.

clean and oil

How TO Grill Pizza:

Next, clean the grates and rub with a little olive oil before preheating. I drizzled some olive oil on a paper towel and used tongs to wipe every square inch. ALSO this is very important: make sure all of your ingredients are ready to go; sauce made, cheese grated… etc. Have it all by the grill because this pizza moves FAST.

slap it on...

Once hot; open the lid for a few to let the heat escape a tad, reduce the temp to medium-high and slide the dough onto your grill.

golden edges

Check on the pizza crust after 3-4 minutes. Watch for the bottom side to start getting nice and golden. And for the record, no I did NOT purposefully shape my pizza to look like a stocking. It’s cool… but not that cold.


Using tongs and a flipper-do, I flipped the dough onto my cutting board. I reduced the temp again to medium…

flip, reduce temp and schmear on the sauce

… And slid the dough off and back onto the grill. Working fast, I smothered it in this sauce…

sprinkle with cheese and top with pepperoni

Next, top it with grated farmers cheese (or use Mozzarella) and with as many pepperonis as you can fit.

Close the lid and let the grills heat circulate to melt the cheese… I also sprinkled it with Parmesan. I couldn’t resist.

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Once the cheese is melted and the bottom side of the pizza is golden… I pulled it back onto the cutting board and let it cool down for a smidge.

There is nothing like a pizza made from pizza dough from scratch.

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I urge you to grill your next pizza. It’s WAY faster and tastes unbelievable. I prefer the darker edges, but you knew that already.

I know it feels like fall out there, especially here in the mitten. But it’s never, EVER too cold for pizza.

Here’s my whole wheat version!

Enjoy! And if you give this Pizza Dough From Scratch recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Homemade Pizza Dough from Scratch + Grilled Pizza

Easy-peasy homemade pizza dough recipe. Yields 1 large or two medium pizzas.


  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup warm water, about 110 degrees
  • 1 packet, 2-1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon for oiling the bowl
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more if needed


  • In the bowl of your mixer add the 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
  • Pour in 1 cup of warm water [115-120 degrees] and whisk. Sprinkle in the packet of yeast and let it sit and get all puffy.
  • Pour in a half teaspoon of olive oil, a half teaspoon of kosher salt and a cup of the flour. Mix adding the rest of the flour gradually.
  • Keep mixing until the dough pulls easily from the sides of the bowl. Add more flour if necessary, a couple tablespoons at a time.
  • Add a splash of olive oil to a large, clean bowl.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl. Toss the dough ball around and up the sides of the bowl to coat.
  • Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch the dough down until deflated. Lightly flour a work surface and the dough ball and reshape it into a ball.
  • Using your fingers press the dough out into your desired size to fit your grill or pan. I use a cutting board that so I can transport the pizza dough to the grill and so it will slide of easily.


  • Preheat your grill to high, clean your grill and lightly oil the grates with some paper towel that you've doused with a little olive oil. Once hot, open the lid and let the hot air out. Reduce the temp to medium-high and slide the dough onto the grill.
  • Close the lid and let the dough grill up for 4 minutes or until the underneath of the dough starts turning golden brown.
  • Turn the grilled dough {grilled side up} onto your cutting board. Reduce the temp once more down to medium. Slide the dough back onto the grill and quickly slather it with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese, top with pepperoni and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Close the lid and continue to grill the pizza for 4 to 6 minutes or until the bottom of the pizza is golden and the cheese has melted.
  • Pull the grilled pizza back onto the cutting board and let it rest a bit.
Serving: 1recipe, Calories: 1168kcal, Carbohydrates: 242g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 1763mg, Potassium: 349mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 23IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 15mg