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3-Hour Pizza

Get ready to level up your pizza game with this incredible 3-Hour Pizza recipe! Master the art of homemade dough and sauce for a mouthwatering pie that'll leave you craving more.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
3-Hour Pizza


for 2 pizzas

  • 3 cups bread flour (375 g)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup water (240 mL)
  • 1 can crushed tomato
  • 1 ball mozzarella cheese, torn
  • flaky sea salt, to taste
  • 8 fresh basil leaves

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1651
  • Fat 63g
  • Carbs 190g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Protein 83g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast. Start mixing on low speed. Stream in the olive oil and water and mix for 2 minutes, until the flour is incorporated.
  2. Increase the mixer speed to medium, and mix for 6–8 minutes more, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil. Transfer the dough to the bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest for 1½ hours.
  4. Turn the risen dough onto a clean surface and shape into a ball, pulling the edges round and tight across the surface of the dough ball. Return to the bowl, cover, and let rest for another 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  6. Turn out the dough onto a lightly oiled surface. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Liberally grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Place a portion of dough on the pan and stretch to fit the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining portion of dough, or reserve for a later use.
  7. Top the dough with the crushed tomatoes and mozzarella.
  8. Bake the pizza for 15–20 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Top the pizza with flaky salt and basil. Use scissors to cut the pizza, then serve.
  10. Enjoy!
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3-Hour Pizza