Pizza Dough Prestissimo

September/October 1995

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Use this quick dough for one large pizza or four calzones.

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Pizza Dough Prestissimo

Makes: 1 pound dough, enough for 1 large pizza (8 servings)

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  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 package quick-rising yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor and pulse to mix.
  2. Heat water and oil in a small saucepan or the microwave to between 125 and 130°F. With the processor on, gradually pour the hot liquid through the feed tube. Process until the dough forms a ball. Then process for 1 minute to knead. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes. Whole-Wheat Variation: Substitute 1 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour and 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour for the flour in the above recipe. Proceed in the same manner.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The dough can be made ahead, enclosed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator overnight. Bring to room temperature before using.


Per serving: 113 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 292 mg sodium; 49 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch

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