Quick & Simple Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Our family enjoys a good homemade pizza. For as long as I can remember we have used this no yeast pizza crust recipe, but this particular night I was craving a crust that is a little lighter and bread-like. I didn’t have the patience to wait hours for multiple rises, so I needed a quick yeast recipe. I stumbled on this recipe and went to work.

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Quick & Simple Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe
Serves: 8
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  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.DSC_0397
Amount Per Serving Calories: 189 Total Fat: 4.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 293mg Total Carbs: 31.9g Dietary Fiber: 1.2g Protein: 5.5g


We don’t use prepared pizza sauce. We simply pour enough tomato sauce on the pizza to taste and sprinkle a little garlic salt, minced onions and Italian Seasoning on it. We like to top the pizza with a lot of veggies. This particular pizza was topped with green peppers, red onions, slices of Roma Tomatoes and broccoli. We were out of pizza cheese so we used a little cheddar and it was yummmmmmy!



  1. Alan Tong says

    Yummy! It’s such a simple pizza crust recipe! I’ve never thought about adding broccoli on pizza. I’m more of a meat eater than veggie eater 😉 Thanks Heather!

  2. sherry moore says

    Wow that is a very simple crust recipe and the pizza looks yummy. : )

  3. nicole lewis says

    mmm, it think we will try this for dinner tonight

  4. That is great! I love having our own homemade Pizza. I just canned 9 pints of homemade pizza sauce and have more to make. It will be great this winter when the kids and granddaughters come over. aaaathanks for sharing.

  5. Carole Ingram says

    Really, that fast? I’m a little bit weary of this recipe but I’m willing to try it! 😛

    • Hi Carole,

      Did you give the pizza a try? I promise, it was really that fast!

  6. kelly willis says

    looks like my kinda pizza

  7. Sara Popp says

    Sounds good and looks so simple to make!

  8. Jessica S says

    Can’t wait to try!

  9. Robin Quick says

    Sounds great! My hubby loves making pizzas. I will show this recipe to him for sure!

  10. Tried your recipe for the Pizza crust and it was just awesome. The Granddaughters couldn’t get enough. I had to make more. Thanks again for sharing.

  11. Elena says

    Thank you for the recipe! I have always wanted to make homemade pizza and will try your recipe.

  12. Pamela Halligan says

    My family loves to make pizza together. The kids have so much fun putting their own toppings on. Next time, we’ll have to try making our own pizza crust using this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. courtney b says

    that pizza looks delicious- love healthy recipes

  14. I love, love, love a good veggie pizza, and quite often the magic is in the crust. This looks delicious!

  15. marissa lee says

    i love pizza and this recipe it’s easy to make…thank you for sharing.

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