Tiny Trash Can zero waste homemade pizza dough

Homemade pizza dough

There’s nothing better than homemade pizza! And making it yourself means it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. The base of any good pizza is the dough, and we’ve been making this recipe in our family for years. To make it with zero waste, we purchase the dry ingredients, oil and egg in bulk and buy the yeast in a glass jar.

Easy pizza dough recipe

2 1/2 cups flour (we do 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour)
2 tsp Fleischmann’s Quick-Rise Instant Yeast
1 cup boiled water
1 egg
1 tbsp cane sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven on lowest setting. I like to pour 1/4 cup water in the bottom of my oven to make it humid. Once my oven reaches 100F, I turn it off. This gives the pizza dough a warm and moist place to rise.
  2. Boil 1 cup water (I boil mine in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave for a couple minutes).
  3. In a large, oven-safe mixing bowl, mix together flour and yeast and set aside.
  4. Add sugar, oil, salt and lightly beaten egg to boiled water and mix well.
  5. Pour liquid ingredients into mixing bowl with dry ingredients and mix with spatula for a couple minutes until dough forms a ball.
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  7. Cover bowl with pot lid or plate and place in warmed oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If your house is warm enough or you plan on letting in rise longer, you can leave it covered on your counter.
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  9. When the dough is ready, flatten out on floured surface, transfer to pizza pan and garnish with your favorite toppings.
  10. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Homemade pizza dough”

  1. Looks delicious ! I was wondering if you could post recipes for school lunches? I’m trying to eat healthier while trying to balance out homework and exercise and I would like some simple, quick and healthy lunch recipes. Thanks

    1. Hi, Rose! Thanks for the idea. Yes, I’ll work on posting some more school lunch ideas 🙂

      In general, my son and I eat leftovers for lunch then add a couple veggies and fruit to round out our meals (here’s a pretty typical school lunch for us). Because my son’s school has microwaves, he can warm up whatever I pack for him. Often in his lunch bag: pasta dishes, rice dishes, pizza and quesadillas. Are you looking for some cold lunch ideas?

      Thanks for your interest in tiny trash! 😀

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