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herb crusted pizza dough

Herb Crusted Pizza Dough

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


Here it is - my absolute FAVORITE Herb Crusted Pizza Dough. It take a little time, but the results are out of this world good!


  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Bread Flour ((can sub up to 1 cup with Whole Wheat))


  1. Mix warm water and sugar together and add yeast.
  2. Allow to proof for 10 minutes
  3. Add salt and seasonings and mix well
  4. Add flour and mix until a dough ball forms
  5. Knead with stand mixer for 5 minutes or by hand for 15 minutes
  6. Dough will be ready when it pulls away from sides or becomes soft and elastic
  7. Cover with saran wrap and towel and allow to rise in warm oven for 60 min
  8. Punch down and form into tight ball
  9. Cover and rest for 10 minutes
  10. Stretch dough to fit pizza pan and place in oven for 5 min
  11. Preheat oven with the dough to 500 degrees
  12. After 5 minutes, remove pizza dough and add sauce and toppings
  13. Bake in 500 degree oven for 10 minutes
  14. Finish on preheated pizza stone for 1 minute if desired