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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipes and Tips

Want to make homemade pizza? Start with a good pizza crust. Find your perfect one here, in this list of homemade pizza dough recipes.

Pizza Dough Recipes

Homemade Pizza

Thin Crust Pizza Dough | Sarah’s Cucina Bella

This is my personal favorite because it’s so much like the pizza crusts I grew up with in New York. It’s thin but firm enough to stand up to toppings. And it’s full of flavor. If you like New York-style pizza, try this one.

Spicy Pizza Dough

Spicy Pizza Dough | Crumb

If you like spicy things (and I do!) then you’ll adore this spicy pizza dough for creating zesty, heat-filled pizzas. And, yes, it’s really got spiciness built right into the crust. Mmm.


Beer Pizza Dough | The Beeroness

What goes together better than beer and pizza? So, naturally they make a delicious crust with depth, complexity and chewiness. The secret to this dough — besides the beer — is using the right, good ingredients.

Herbed Sourdough Pizza Dough

Herbed Sourdough Pizza Dough | What Smells So Good?

With a yeasty aroma, this pizza dough quickly became a favorite of Sarah Reid, the voice behind What Smells So Good? Sourdough lovers, this one is for you.

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Roasted Garlic and Pesto Buttermilk Pizza Dough | Farm Fresh Feasts

I love a basic pizza dough, but sometimes you want something special. Something different. And this crust, infused with roasted garlic and bright pesto, is just that — tender, wheaty and perfect for pizza night.


Quinoa Crust Pizza | Wine Lady Cooks

This isn’t really a dough — it’s a crust, and a batter-based one at that. But it’s crazy simple (just five ingredients! And one is water!) and creates a tasty gluten-free crust alternative using quinoa as the main ingredient. Yum …

What You Need for a Good Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizzas

Making homemade pizza is about good ingredients, patience and having the right tools. Here’s what I recommend for cooking at home:

Pizza Stone
  • What to bake on: You can bake your pizza in a pan or on a pizza stone. A pizza stone will produce a perfect crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, crust, and that’s what I recommend using. You can also use it to make bread.
  • How to get it out of the oven: Getting the pizza in and out of the oven can be challenging, but a pizza peel makes it easy. I highly recommend using one.
  • How to cut it: Everyone should own a pizza wheel for cutting pizza (and dough of all kinds). This is a must for good homemade pizza.

More Tasty Pizza Ideas

Looking for more recipes and ideas to make your homemade pizza excellent? Follow my Homemade Pizza Recipes and Tips Pinterest board for new ideas all the time.

Audrey Kinley

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

This homemade pizza looks like it's delicious. I would totally make it for dinner but I'm terrible at baking stuff. I'll have to convince my husband to take me to get pizza tonight. I'm really craving it now.

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

Sunday 29th of May 2016

Hi Sarah, This is a delicious collection of homemade pizza dough recipes. We are a pizza loving family and I can't wait to try these different pizza doughs. I'm honored that you included my quinoa pizza crust in your collection as well. I've bookmarked and pinned so I'll have all the recipes on hand.

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 30th of May 2016

Thank you so much, Joanne! And I can't wait to try your crust. I adore quinoa.


Monday 23rd of May 2016

We had homemade (grilled) pizza last night!