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This versatile dough can be frozen ahead and used to make lunch or dinner calzones any time you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins
1 hr 10 mins
2-1/2 pounds


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a very large bowl combine yeast and sugar. Pour warm water over all. Let stand 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon stir in 2 cups of the flour, the olive oil, and salt. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turn to grease surface. Cover; let rise for 40 minutes or until double in size.

  • Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 10 equal portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out each dough portion into a 7-inch round. Use dough to prepare calzones or pizza or freeze. Makes 2-1/2 pounds of dough.

Test Kitchen Tip:

To freeze ahead, place dough rounds between sheets of parchment paper. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month. To use, place frozen dough rounds on parchment paper on baking sheet(s). Let stand 30 minutes until thawed.

For Electric Stand Mixer:

In a small bowl, combine yeast and sugar. Pour warm water overall. Let stand 5 minutes. Place yeast mixture in large mixing bowl fitted with dough hook. Add 2 cups of flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix on low speed until soft dough forms. Beat 3 minutes more. Slowly add 3-1/3 to 4 cups additional flour. Continue to knead, on low speed, for 5 to 6 minutes more or until dough feels smooth and elastic (dough will be sticky). Transfer to to well-floured surface and shape into a ball. Let rise and shape as above.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; fat 2g; carbohydrates 45g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 1g; protein 6g; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 3.8mg; folate 133.1mcg; sodium 468mg; potassium 85mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 2.9mg.