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Overnight No Knead Pizza Dough

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 10 inch pizzas


  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water Water should be tepid to the touch-too hot will kill the yeast.


  • Stir dry ingredients (including the yeast) in a glass or ceramic bowl till evenly mixed.
  • Add water slowly stirring with a wooden spoon. Incorporate well. Dough will be a bit coarse and rough surfaced.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place 18-24 hours.
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and divide into 3 equal parts.
  • With floured hands, shape into a ball with a smooth top by folding the 4 edges to the under-side.
  • Let dough rest/rise 1 more hour.
  • To shape dough put 1-2 tsps cornmeal on a piece of parchment paper approximately the size of your pan or pizza stone. Sprinkle a few more tsps of regular flour on the parchment paper as well, in the area your finished dough will cover. With floured hands shape your dough into a round disk. Continue flouring your hands so you can work the dough without it sticking to your hands.
  • Starting at the center of the disk gently press and push the dough outward to create a larger circle. Continue shaping outward from the center but leave a bit of the edge thicker to create the outer crust. When your dough reaches the desired shape/size you can add your toppings.
  • Repeat for each pizza base.


  • To store before shaping you can wrap you disk in plastic and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to use, unwrap it and let it come to room temperature (2-3 hours) before shaping.
  • If freezing wrap in plastic and seal in resealable plastic bags. Defrost in fridge over night, unwrap and allow dough to come to room temperature before shaping.
  • When ready to cook preheat your oven to 425 degrees and pre heat your pizza stone or pan. The dough will cook in 12-15 minutes with whatever toppings you choose.


Variation:  For regular crust pizza bases divide the dough in half and roll out to a 10" disc after the second rise.