Fast and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

I love pizza. My family loves pizza. It’s a once-a-week kinda thing in our house. However, the cost of having it delivered can add up…especially when four people all want different toppings. My solution? Homemade pizza night! Now, the thought of putting together yeast and waiting for it to rise totally turned me off to making my own pizza dough. But then I found—you guessed it—a shortcut. The best part? The kids love pitching in and helping make it.

Yeast-Free Pizza Dough
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup milk
¼ cup butter (at room temperature)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. (If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, now’s the time to break out that dough hook attachment and put it to use!) Mix until the dough forms. Sprinkle flour onto your hands and onto a rolling pin. Remove the ball of dough and pat down with flour—it might be a little sticky. Roll it out into your desired shape and thickness—I’ve made mine in flatbread rectangles or good ol’ circles, from ¼” to 1/2” inch thick. Top with sauce and any other toppings you want and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees.

And there you have it! From start to finish, there’s a good chance you’ll be serving your pizza before a delivery guy would be ringing the doorbell.