Ok if I am honest, I make homemade pizza about once every two weeks. We are so addicted haha. I have been making this Herb and Garlic Pizza Dough recipe for years now. I tried so many different recipes before coming up with this one. It is perfectly seasoned, chewy and just the right amount of fluffy. The seasonings pair well with any topping imaginable so bookmark this easy homemade pizza dough recipe, you'll be needing it over and over again!
What do you need to make Herb and Garlic Pizza Dough?
- Instant Yeast (Traditional works well too)
- Light Tasting Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Cornmeal (for dusting counter and pizza pan)
How to Freeze Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
This recipe yields two 12 inch pizzas. After the pizza dough rises and you divide the dough in two equal pieces, you can now freeze one or both of the dough balls. Lightly coat all sides of the dough ball(s) with canola or olive oil. Wrap in Saran wrap and then Place the dough ball(s) into a ziploc bag and seal tightly, squeezing out the air. Freeze for up to 3 months.
How to Thaw Frozen Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
Its best to put the frozen pizza dough in the refrigerator for atleast 8 hours - overnight. This will help it thaw out slowly. When ready to make pizza, remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow to rest for 30 minutes on the counter. Continue with recipe below.
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Herb and Garlic Pizza Dough
- 1⅓ Cups Warm Water 40°C-50°C (113°F)
- 2¼ teaspoons Instant Yeast (2¼ teaspoon = 1 Packet)
- 1 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or canola oil
- 1 Teaspoon Table Salt
- 3½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Garlic
- ½ Teaspoon Oregano
- ½ Teaspoon Parsley
For the Counter and Pan
- ¼ Cup Cornmeal or Semolina Flour
- In a medium to large mixing bowl, add the water yeast and sugar. Stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast puffs up. This is how you know your yeast is good to go 🙂
- Add in the salt, oil, and seasonings if using. Now add all the flour and work together until smooth.
- oil the bowl you mixed the dough in and roll your ball of dough around so it is lightly covered in oil as well. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or Saran wrapRise until the dough has doubled in size this takes anywhere from 45minutes - 1 hour.
Shape the Dough
- Dust work surface with Corn Meal. Dust pizza Pans with the cornmeal as well! This prevents the dough from sticking but doesn't give that raw dough taste and texture.
- Divide into two equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough with a rolling pin until it is about 14" in diameter, this way you have enough to create a nice crust and cover the whole pan.
- Add all of your toppings and Bake in a 425°F oven for 20-22minutes.