Easy Vegan Pizza Dough

by Monique

This Easy Vegan Pizza Dough is simple to make with only 6 ingredients. You’ll be eating delicious homemade pizza every week with this restaurant style quality recipe!

Ball of Vegan Pizza Dough sprinkled with flour on a cutting board.

I absolutely love making homemade pizza and this Easy Vegan Pizza Dough is my go to recipe. It only requires 6 ingredients to make and gets that perfect crispy texture we all know and love!

I think most people are intimidated to make something like homemade pizza dough. The thing is it’s actually a lot easier than you think and a very family friendly activity.

Pizza night is the perfect activity to get those kiddos involved. It’s also a whole lot cheaper to make homemade pizza, so that is most definitely a win in my book.

This dough gets crispy, fluffy and perfectly golden brown. Perfection!

Ingredients Notes:

  • Flour – All-purpose flour or bread flour works best.
  • Yeast – I use instant yeast for this recipe as it can be mixed with the dry ingredients and doesn’t need to “proof”.
  • Sugar – This helps to feed the yeast you could use a substitute if needed. Such as agave.
  • Salt – I like to use a fine sea salt for all of my recipes.
  • Olive Oil – I prefer the flavor of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Water – You will want to use warm water about 110 degrees.

How To Make:

First things first you will want to place the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into the standing mixer with a dough hook. Mix on low speed just to incorporate together.

You will then slowly drizzle in your water and olive oil until the dough forms together. Knead for about 8-10 minutes until the dough bounces back when touched.

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough in a standing mixer.

Now form your dough into a round ball and place into a bowl greased with olive oil. Make sure the dough is also well greased.

Cover it with a towel and leave it in a warm place to rise. I usually put mine on the stovetop. It should double in size within an hour.




Once your dough has doubled in size divide it into two equal pieces. Then flour a clean surface well and roll it out with a rolling pin.

I generally roll my dough fairly thin about 1/4 inch in thickness. How thin you roll it will depend on if you want a thicker or thinner crust.

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough being rolled out with a rolling pin.

Once your dough is rolled you are ready to place it on a sheet pan add your sauce, topping and cheese and get cooking! Bake at 500 for 10-15 minutes until golden and crispy.

Enjoy!

Tips For Sucess:

  • Knead your dough enough. If you do not knead your dough enough it will be sticky and hard to handle. It will easily tear and won’t hold it’s shape well.
  • Allow the dough to rise. It can be tempting to just get to baking your pizza however, allowing the dough to rise is a crucial step. You will want it to double in size. Not allowing your dough to rise could lead to a very dense pizza.
  • Use a rolling pin. A rolling pin will make the dough rolling process much easier. If you do not have one on hand your could also use a roll of plastic wrap. I can tell you from personal experience however, the rolling pin is the much easier option!

Can I Make The Dough Without a Mixer?

Absolutely! You can definitely make pizza dough by hand. Simply add the ingredients as listed into a bowl and mix together.

Then you will knead the dough by hand. Onto a floured surface knead your dough for about 10-12 minutes until a smooth ball forms and it springs back when touched.

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Ball of Vegan Pizza Dough sprinkled with flour on a cutting board.

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough

This Easy Vegan Pizza Dough is simple to make with only 6 ingredients. You'll be eating delicious homemade pizza every week with this restaurant style quality recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Entree, Pizza
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 2 large pizzas

Ingredients
 

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 oz. instant yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt into standing mixer with dough hook and combine.
  • While mixer is running slowly add warm water and olive oil.
  • Mix until the dough forms into a ball.
  • With your hands form the dough into a smooth round ball.
  • Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil and add dough.
  • Cover and place in a warm dry place to rise for about an hour.
  • You'll want to see the dough double in size.
  • Place dough onto lightly floured surface and cut into two equal parts.
  • To make pizza take dough and stretch out into desired shape and size.
  • Top dough with desired toppings.
  • Place pizza onto a baking sheet or pizza stone into a 500 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until dough is crispy and golden.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • To warm the water I placed room temperature water in the microwave for one minute. You do not want boiling water you want the water to be about 110 degrees F.
  • If the dough does not double in size then your yeast could be "dead". Check the expiration date if this happens as your yeast could be expired.
  • You can also kneed the dough by hand if you do not have a standing mixer. You will want to knead it for 10-12 minutes until the dough forms a ball and holds together well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 948kcalCarbohydrates: 171gProtein: 24gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 971mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gCalcium: 38mgIron: 10mg
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