What kind of dough should I use?

The type of dough you use will depend on the style of pizza you're making.

Use the chart below to find out which dough recipe you should use for each style of pizza.

Pizza style
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  • Thin base
  • Puffy yet crisp crust
  • Light toppings
  • Thin base
  • Crunchy, crisp crust
  • Can hold many toppings
  • Thin base
  • Crunchy, crisp crust
  • Can hold many toppings
  • Traditionally used for making extra large pizzas
  • Thin base
  • Airy, digestible dough
  • Rich in flavor and texture
  • Light toppings
  • Thin base
  • Crunchy, crisp crust
  • Can hold many toppings 
  • Traditionally sliced into squares - perfect for sharing
  • Thick base
  • Crunchy around the edges, fluffy on the inside
  • Cooked in a sheet pan or baking tray
  • Rectangular shape 
  • Thick base
  • Crunchy, crisp crust
  • Layers of cheese and toppings followed by a layer of tomato sauce
  • Cooked in the Ooni Cast Iron Skillet Pan
  • Thin base
  • Crunchy around the edges, fluffy on the inside
  • Cooked in a sheet pan or baking tray
  • Rectangular shape 
  • Thick base
  • Slightly crisp around the edges, fluffy on the inside
  • Cooked in a sheet pan or baking tray
  • Rectangular shape
  • Thin base
  • Like a flat focaccia
  • Topped with either olive oil and salt or a simple tomato sauce
  • Rectangular shape

What if I'm in a rush for time?

If you're in a rush, you have a few options: 

        Follow our Quick Pizza Dough recipe

        Order our Ooni Sourdough Dough Balls (available in the UK only)

        Use pre-made dough from your local grocery store


Where can I find a gluten-free dough recipe?

You can find our Gluten-Free Pizza Dough recipe here.

If you live in the UK, you can also order our Ooni Gluten-Free Dough Balls.


What about 'cold-proving'?

Cold-proving is a great way to add more complexity and deeper flavor to your dough.

To cold-prove your dough, follow our Cold-Prove Pizza Dough recipe.


Where can I learn more about dough making?

Download the Ooni app! It has a dough calculator to help you get the perfect measurements as well as loads of recipe ideas and helpful videos.

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