Pizza Dough From 'The Kitchn Cookbook'

Breakfast pizza
Leela Cyd

From The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking, by Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, this pizza dough recipe is quick and easy and results in a pleasantly chewy crust. Use it in their breakfast pizza.

Notes: They imply in the recipe that a rise is not strictly necessary. I only tested it giving it the 1 hour 30 minute rise, so cannot attest to how it turns out without one. I would assume, however, that it would be less chewy and denser.

Recipe Details

Pizza Dough From 'The Kitchn Cookbook'

Active 10 mins
Total 100 mins
Serves 2 to 3


  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) lukewarm water

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water and yeast and stir with a fork to dissolve yeast. The mixture should look cloudy and begin to foam. Place paddle attachment on mixer, add flour and salt to bowl, and mix until a shaggy dough is formed. If dough is too wet, add more flour as needed.

  2. Turn dough out onto a clean work surface, along with any loose flour still in the bowl. Or, if using a stand mixer, switch to dough hook. Knead dough until all flour is incorporated, and dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Dough should still feel moist and slightly tacky. If it’s sticking to your hands and the countertop or the sides of the stand mixer bowl like bubble gum, work in more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until it is smooth.

  3. If you have time at this point, you can let dough rise, covered in an oiled bowl in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour and 30 minutes). After dough has risen, you can use dough or wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to 3 days. (Bring dough to room temperature before proceeding.)

  4. Cover dough with the upside-down mixing bowl or a clean kitchen towel while you prepare pizza toppings, or let dough rest overnight.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
308 Calories
1g Fat
64g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 308
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1062mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 102mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)