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February 8, 2018

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe You Can Make With Your Children

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Cooking together with family can be fun and exciting, most importantly messy!! I love the times we cook together as a family as it allows the children a chance to get in on the action and I get to let my hair down and not stress over the mess!! Over the years we have cooked everything from tacos to mini lasagna cups and our favorite pizza together. Each time ends in laughter, giant messes, and many memories!!! This homemade pizza dough recipe is so easy your children will love the chance to help.

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This is a great little activity I try to do with the kids at least once a month, I let them create the menu for the evening and we make whatever they want!!

Go on and give it a try! I promise your children will enjoy every moment!!!Bonus points–my children get very excited to help ‘clean’ up their messes afterward. They are usually fighting over who gets to load the dishwasher at the end of the night!

Since pizza is one of our favorite family meals we are often making pizza together. We do everything from scratch and it’s a real treat for the kids. One of my favorite homemade dough recipes comes from Martha Stewart:

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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

This dough is a cinch — give it time to rise and a couple of kneads and it’s done! You can store it in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic, in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.


2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing

2 teaspoons coarse salt
4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface


Pour 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times before using.

To freeze, you can wrap the dough in plastic and freeze it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months. If you plan to use it in a recipe that calls for half a batch, divide it before freezing.

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  • Reply

    What a sweet family project. I’m not sure how you got your kids to fight over cleaning up, but good for you! That never happened in my house!!!

    February 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Deanna

    Pizza making can be so much fun! And you got kids to fight over clean up! WTG!!!
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    February 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Dorothy at Shockinglydelish

    This seems like a great reason to have a family pizza night! I love that we can all customize our own toppings! Great crust too!

    February 12, 2018 at 3:20 am
  • Reply Kiwi

    How cute is this. Little buddy is putting in work making that pizza!

    February 12, 2018 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Dee Jackson

    Your little guy is so cute. I love it. Also loving the homemade pizza dough.

    February 12, 2018 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Dana Peller

    We love making pizza with the kids. They enjoyed it most when they were younger. I’ll have to try this recipe with the nephews. They’d appreciate it best.
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    February 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Blair villanueva

    Kids loves making pizza because they canbhave freedom to decorate their own doug. Am saving your recipe!

    February 13, 2018 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Jess

    Lovely family! I really want pizza now lol. Great recipe I need to cook more with my kids.

    February 13, 2018 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Rosey

    Pizza is way better when you make your own dough. I love to get the kids involved in the process too.

    February 13, 2018 at 11:46 am
  • Reply LavandaMichelle

    This seems like such a fun activity! I love getting my kids in the kitchen w/ me. I have to try it, thanks for sharing.

    February 13, 2018 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Vidya Sudarsan

    I’ve tried making pizza a few times, and it is fun! My daughter loves adding her favorite toppings. It’s a fun family activity.

    February 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Mira Edorra

    Thank so much for sharing. I made this and it was so easy and tasty! My pizza crust (i made it thinner, Italian style) was crunchy at the bottom and rear, and chewy on top. I swear my homemade pizza was better than many store-bought ones!

    February 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Bobbi

    Homemade pizza dough is not only good, it’s fun to make! I really need to give this a try when my gbaby comes over.

    February 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Homemade pizza dough is the best! It really is fun! We’ve made some before and had a blast.

    February 15, 2018 at 1:40 am
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