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No-Knead Pizza Dough Recipe

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No-Knead Pizza Dough Recipe
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After trying this "no knead" pizza dough recipe you may never make pizza dough any other way! The ingredients are simply stirred together, left over-night to rise, and that's it - you're ready to make pizza. This is the perfect pizza dough recipe for the first timer.

Makes Enough "No Knead" Pizza Dough for Two 15-inch Pizzas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup tepid water
  • 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 18 ounces (about 4 cups) flour, plus more as needed


Add the water, yeast, olive oil, sugar, salt, and flour into a mixing bowl. Using a heavy wooden spoon, stir together to form a wet, very sticky dough. Do not try to knead with your hands, as it is too sticky to handle. The mixture will seem dry at first, but as you continue to stir together all the flour will be absorbed and it will pull away from the edges of the bowl. Add more flour if needed to form a very thick, very sticky dough ball. Once mixed, cover the bowl with a towel, and leave out at room temperature for 12 to 16 hours.

Flour a work surface very well; using a spatula scrape the sticky, bubbly dough on to the flour. Flour your hands and pat down to flatten. Cut the dough into 2 pieces and using plenty of flour to handle, knead each portion for several minutes to form 2 smooth, elastic, balls of dough. Allow to rest on a floured board covered for 30 minutes. Your pizza dough is ready to use! This dough is even better if kept refrigerated overnight, but let come up to room temperature before shaping pizzas.

This pizza dough works equally well for thin-crust or thick-crust pizza recipes.

NOTE: As with all dough recipes, the amount of flour will vary depending on weather, brand of flour, etc. Use as much flour as you need to handle the dough, but keep in mind that the stickier the dough, the better the texture of your pizza crust will be.

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