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Five Minutes a Day Pizza Dough

Imagine if you could have pizza any time you wanted it. Well, you can with a container of this super easy and super delicious pizza dough in your fridge. Mix it up, store it in the fridge and make pizza any time in the next 12 days!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Rising time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 219kcal


  • Lidded container.
  • Five Minutes a Day



  • Mix the water, yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil in a 5-quart, lidded container (or bowl).
  • Mix the flour in, without kneading. Use a wooden spoon, a stand mixer, or a food processor.
  • Cover, not airtight, and let sit at room temperature for about 2 hours, until the dough rises and then flattens on top.
  • Store in the fridge, keep it covered, but not air tight, and use within 12 days.


Note - this makes enough for 4 pizzas.   You can easily cut the recipe in half if you want to only have enough to make a couple of pizzas.
On the day you are going to make pizza, bring the dough out of the fridge. Dust the surface of the dough with some flour and pull off a one pound chunk (using a serrated knife or kitchen shears), this is about grapefruit size. Put the rest of the dough back in the fridge to be used another day. Using floured hands quickly shape into a ball and then roll out, just like you roll any other pizza dough. Using flour when needed to keep it from sticking. There is no need for it to rest, you can proceed directly with your pizza recipe!
I usually bake my pizzas in a hot 500 degree oven on a pizza stone for 8-10 minutes. 


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg