I am just obsessed with homemade pizza. My first experience with it was in college when some friends got together for a pizza night. Each person got to make their own and from then on I was HOOKED. I have been on a mission to make different flavor options of pizza dough, and this Rosemary Red Pepper Pizza Dough is one of my favorite go-to’s!
This post contains affiliate links.
Pizza doughs, and doughs in general, can sometimes be bland. I am convinced that this is why I tend to dislike the crust at so many places. But if it is seasoned well, you can BET that I will be finishing off every last piece of it! So I always make sure that I am flavoring my dough with some fun mix ins, and that the dough flavors work with the toppings. My Oregano Garlic Pizza Dough is made of classic pizza flavors, but I wanted to make one that had a little “zip” to it.
Enter, red pepper flakes! The red pepper flakes add a subtle heat to the dough with the earthiness of the rosemary. If you want a mild spice, reduce the red pepper to 1 teaspoon. You could also switch it out for some garlic powder.
This Rosemary Red Pepper Pizza Dough does need a little prep time as it has to sit to rise, but other than that it is so incredibly easy and tastes SOOOOOO GOOD! I will even make the dough the day before and go through the first blind bake, and then leave the pizza crusts in a large, new garbage bag overnight to keep them from drying out. I also have readers that have tried freezing the dough if you want to make it far in advance and it works well that way too!
I make pizzas with a stone that goes in my oven and I use a handy pizza peel that you see in the pictures. (This pizza peel is pretty close to what I have, and this pizza peel is just GORGEOUS). I think it is worth it to have these gems because the stone makes my pizza crisp up beautifully and the peel makes it so easy to get the dough/pizza in and out of the oven. But you can also use a plain cookie sheet if you want.
This batch of Rosemary Red Pepper Pizza Dough is enough for two pizzas approximately 12″ wide with a thinner crust. There are so many toppings that would taste great on this dough! What is your favorite type of pizza?