Basic Pizza Dough for All Your Dairy-Free Toppings


This reminds me a lot of my basic pizza dough recipe … and most others! The formula is simple and time-tested, and the results are delicious. This particular version is from Vegan Junk Food, by Lane Gold, and is used to make her Pizza Dough Garlic Rolls Recipe.

Vegan Pizza Dough Garlic Rolls Recipe + from-scratch Basic Pizza Dough Recipe from Vegan Junk Food by Lane Gold - easy, cheesy, indulgent, and dairy-free

Special Diet Notes: Basic Pizza Dough

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Basic Pizza Dough
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You can find vegan pizza dough at your favorite grocery that stocks products that are kind to animals and the planet, but if time allows, give this homemade dough a whirl. It’s easy enough and awfully tasty.
Serves: Makes 1 (16-inch), 2 (12-inch), or 4 (8-inch) pizzas
  • 1 cup warm water*
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, mix water and yeast.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt, make a well in the center, and pour in water-yeast mixture and olive oil.
  3. Mix with a wooden spoon or dough hook in a mixer until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Turn out onto a floured board and knead 5 minutes. Transfer to a greased medium bowl and let dough rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into number of pizzas desired. Place dough on a floured surface and roll dough out to desired size or shape by hand. Place dough on a baking sheet liberally coated with cornmeal or on a pizza pan.
  6. Add desired toppings and bake at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes.
*When poured across wrist, the water should feel slightly warmer than body temperature.

Excerpted from Vegan Junk Food, Expanded Edition: 200+ Vegan Recipes for the Foods You Crave―Minus the Ingredients You Don't by Lane Gold Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs by James Stefiuk.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. My husband and I were just talking about wanting to have pizza this weekend! Gonna give this a go tonight 🙂 We love making homemade pizza, it’s always such a treat.

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