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This rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough comes together in minutes, just allow a few hours for the dough to rest and rise.  It’s also a great dough for making calzones flatbreads. Baked Rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough topped with melted cheese, grilled chicken strips, and basil on a large plate

We love to make pizzas at home. It becomes a family affair when I spread out everyone’s favorite toppings buffet- style and each of us get to create whatever type of pizza we happen to be in the mood for.

This rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough comes together in minutes, just allow a few hours for the dough to rest and rise. It’s also a great dough for making calzones and flatbreads.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Homemade pizza is really easy to make. As long as you have a great recipe for pizza dough, the rest is simple!
  • For this dough, I’ve combined fresh rosemary, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt to the dough and it’s fantastic.
  • It’s a versatile, simple and extremely tasty recipe.
  • As you can tell from the pictures, you don’t even have to make a perfect circle!

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Yeast
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary

Overhead view of Baked Rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough topped with melted cheese, grilled chicken strips, and basil on a large plate

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Stir together the sugar, sea salt and flour in the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the dissolved yeast/water, the olive oil and the rosemary.
  4. Stir and attach a dough hook to the mixer and knead the dough on low to medium speed, until the dough is smooth and elastic. This process will take about 10 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, you can mix the dough in a bowl and turn it out onto a floured surface and knead the dough by hand adding a little more flour if necessary.
  5. Turn off the mixer. Add a little extra olive oil to the top and sides of the dough and put a little oil around the inside of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to sit for two hours. It will double in size.
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl. Tear apart three pieces of the dough.
  7. Place the ball of dough on a floured surface and roll out the pizza dough using a rolling pin.
  8. Top with sauce and your favorite toppings.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheeses melt and the edges are lightly browned.
  10. This dough recipe will make 3 10-inch pizzas.

Expert Tips

  • If your fingers stick to the dough, you can lightly grease them with olive oil.
  • If the pizza dough does not rise, it is likely that the yeast wasn’t active or maybe the water you used wasn’t warm enough. Also, dough won’t rise if the room you’re using is too cold. I often put the dough in my oven to rise. To do this, first preheat your oven for 1 minute, turn it off, then place the bowl of dough inside. Make sure the oven doesn’t get too hot or you’ll need to wait for it to cool off. Sometimes, just leaving the light on in your oven will provide enough warmth without turning on the oven.
  • I recommend weighing your ingredients. Kitchen scales are relatively inexpensive and you can find the one we use and recommend on our kitchen essentials store page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Will I Know If My Pizza Is Done?

In a hot oven, the pizza cooks in about 15 minutes. You will know it is done when the cheese is melted and sizzling and the top is very lightly browned. Run a thin metal spatula or a flat knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the pizza from sides of the dish.

What Kind Of Pizza Toppings Should I Use?

You can add cooked chicken, your favorite cheeses, or even cooked and crumbled sausage along with pepperoni for a double meat version. Or add mushrooms, sliced olives, or sautéed onions. Feel free to let your creativity shine!

This pizza dough recipe also works great for making calzones!

Baked Rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough with melted cheese, grilled chicken strips, and basil folded into a calzone cut into thirds on a plate

Enjoy!


Recipe

Rosemary, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Pizza Dough

Prep: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 3 10-inch pizzas
This rosemary, olive oil and sea salt pizza dough comes together in minutes. It's also a great dough for making calzones flatbreads.

Ingredients 

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary , finely chopped

Instructions 

  • Dissolve yeast in the warm water in (this takes about 5 minutes).
  • Stir together the sugar, sea salt and flour in the mixing bowl.
  • Add the dissolved yeast/water, the olive oil and the rosemary.
  • Stir and attach a dough hook to the mixer and knead the dough on low to medium speed , until the dough is smooth and elastic. This process will take about 10 minutes. If you don't have a mixer, you can mix the dough in a bowl and turn it out onto a floured surface and knead the dough by hand adding a little more flour if necessary.
  • Turn off the mixer. Add a little extra olive oil to the top and sides of the dough and put a little oil around the inside of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to sit for two hours. It will double in size.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl. Tear apart three pieces of the dough.
  • Place the ball of dough on a floured surface and roll out the pizza dough using a rolling pin.
  • Top with sauce and your favorite toppings.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheeses melt and the edges are lightly browned.
  • This dough recipe will make 3 10-inch pizzas.
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