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Fast No Rise Pizza Dough

Who doesn’t love pizza? This fast, no rise pizza dough does not need any rise time. Simply mix, shape, add sauce, cheese and toppings. Then bake. The dough rises in the oven as it bakes.

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Options with No Rise Pizza Dough

Some benefits of using no-rise pizza dough include saving time, as there’s no need to wait for the dough to rise. Plus, you may end up achieving a thinner, crisper crust.

Additionally, we love this option for impromptu pizza-making. There’s no prep time and you’ll end up getting your pizza in the over more quickly than traditional dough. That’s ideal for when you want to set up a pizza toppings bar or break out your Ooni pizza oven.

This type of dough also tends to be easier to work with. So, if you’re new to making pizza at home, I hope this recipe feels less intimidating than other so-called fancy pizza dough recipes.

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Step-by-Step No-Rise Pizza Dough

Mix all of the ingredients.

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If your dough is dry, mound it, make an indented well in the middle and add water — one quarter cup at a time, until you get a workable dough. If you over water, add some flour.

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Knead the dough. Don’t want to do it by hand? You can also use a mixer with a dough hook, like the one on my Ankarsrum mixer.

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To make your dough less sticky, coat with a half tablespoon of olive oil.

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Form a smooth dough ball.

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Flatten to form a pie.

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Coat with sauce.

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Top as you see fit.

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Cheese to Use with Your Pizza

You can use any mozzarella cheese, but fresher is better, either shredded or thin sliced. The pre-shredded cheese in grocery stores is convenient, but contains a bunch of anti-caking and anti-mold ingredients that distract from the flavor. So, if you have the time and money, go with the fresh stuff.

Also, have some fun with cheese selections. Lately, we’ve been playing around with white cheese pizza using ricotta as the base instead of a sauce. Then, we’ll add in three or four different cheeses, such as mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and gorgonzola or feta.

Other Pizza Doughs

If you are looking for a slightly richer crust, take the time to try our sourdough pizza dough recipe. It takes time to rise, but adds a depth of flavor.

You can use any tomato sauce, like our marinara or meat sauces, but try our Goat Cheese Pizza Sauce. It is my favorite and complements hearty toppings, like pepperoni and onions, well.

Or, if you want to have dough that you can just leave to its own devices, there is always breadmaker pizza dough.

Storing Your Pizza Dough

You can freeze your dough in an airtight container for several months. This dough also stays fresh in the refrigerator overnight. Since it does contain yeast, it will rise a bit if you leave it overnight.

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Fast No Rise Pizza Dough

Here is a quick and versatile pizza dough recipe that can be made in minutes. There's no need to let it rise, sou you can bake it right away.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 slices
Calories 285 kcal


  • 3 cups flour all purpose or bread
  • teaspoons yeast One packet.
  • 1 cup warm water Pls an additional half cup in case your dough is too dry.
  • tablespoons olive oil Divided into 2 tablespoons and ½ table spoon.
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the ½ tablespoon of oil and the extra water. Mix thoroughly.
    3 cups flour, 2¼ teaspoons yeast, 1 cup warm water, 2½ tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoons salt
  • The resulting dough is likely to be dry. If it is, add additional water ¼ cup at a time until the dough is pliable.
  • Shape on a flat surface with a light coating of flour or directly on a nonstick baking sheet baking sheet. If the dough is too sticky, drizzle an additional ½ tablespoon of olive oil and massage it into the surface. Add sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.
  • Bake in a preheated 425℉ oven until the crust is golden brown. About 15-20 minutes. Use a pizza stone if you have one.


Serving: 1 slice (dough only)Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 390mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 3mg


Please note that nutrient values, if included with the recipe, are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability/substitution and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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