Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza dough recipe by The Culinary Institute of America.

Use this dough recipe to make CIA’s roasted vegetable pizza >

Yield: Makes 1 large pizza, serves 4 to 6


  • 2 teaspoons or 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Combine the yeast with the water in a bowl and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add the flours and the salt to the yeast and mix by hand with a wooden spoon, or in an electric mixer on medium speed using the dough hook, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover, put in a warm place, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1½ hours. Gently fold the dough over and allow to rise a second time, about 45 minutes.
  4. Roll or stretch the dough into a 12-inch round for pizza.