Herb Crusted Pizza Dough

Chef:  Chuck Underwood
Prep Time:  60 minutes
Cook Time:  10 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 c warm water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 ¼ t Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t Italian seasoning
  • ¼ t garlic powder
  • 2 ½ c Bread Flour (you can sub up to 2 c 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 a towel and allow to rise in warm oven for 60 minutes.
  8. Punch down and form into a tight ball.
  9. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Stretch dough to fit pizza pan and place in oven for 5 minutes.
  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 minutes if desired.

Relying on his Southern Heritage, Chuck creates those yummy comfort foods "Plant Rich Style"!  Connect Chuck Underwood at: