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Beginner's Regular Pizza Crust

The Goods
  • Crust:
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® Pizza Yeast
  • OR Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Other toppings as desired
  • 1 to 2 cups (4 to 8 ounces or 125 to 250g) shredded mozzarella cheese

Start with this basic crust...the sky's the limit for toppings!

1 (12-inch) pizza
Prep Time:
15 min
Bake Time:
12 to 15 minutes
Total Time:
27 to 30 minutes
Total Time:
1 h
Make Good is Easy

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Combine 1 cup flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky . Knead  on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.  If using RapidRise Yeast, cover with a towel and let dough rest for 10 minutes before proceeding to next step .

Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased  pizza pan or baking sheet.  OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.

Spread with pizza sauce.  Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.


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