Beginner's Regular Pizza Crust


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

-- Serves
SKILL LEVEL 1 (12-inch) pizza
1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) 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

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 Quick-Rise 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.

Total Time
Bake Time 12 to 15 minutes
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Review from Mike
For those who do not buy the packages you should add in your recipe how many teaspoons of the pizza yeast. It is pretty frustrating coming to the site for the recipe and it doesnt show
Reply from Make Good: Thank you very much for your feedback! We always appreciate learning how we can improve recipes and our website! We will look into getting these teaspoons added!
Review from Mary Lou
How far ahead can I make the pizza dough and prepare it before baking it? Uf I make it an hour or two ahead and refrigerate it, will it affect how the crust turns out? Additionally, can I freeze unbaked wrapped pizzas?
Reply from Make Good: Pizza dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, remove dough from the refrigerator a few hours prior as it needs to come down in temperature, in order to work with (roll out). Unfortunately, we have not tested freezing an unbaked pizza, but if you try it, please let us know how yours turns out!
Review from Jake
I have used the pizza packages and decided to switch to the jars for my yeast. I weighed a packet of yeast and then weighed a equivalent amount of yeast from a jar. I think the equivalent of 1 packet of yeast is 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons.
Reply from Make Good: We're so glad you enjoy using our Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast! If you were to measure it out of the jar, this is 2 1/4 teaspoons that you would need. We hope this helps!


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