Combine yeast and warm water into mixing bowl. Let sit for a few minutes until it looks “foamy”.
Add in sugar, salt, and olive oil. Add flour 1 cup at a time while mixing with dough hook on low.
Knead until all ingredients mixed and dough is not sticky.
Roll dough into a ball and place on stove in mixing bowl with a kitchen towel on top.
Let rise for 5-10 minutes. (During this time, I typically grate my cheese, start my pizza sauce, and collect all the other ingredients).
Divide dough in half and roll out each half on a floured surface into a circle.
Place on preheated pizza stone or cookie sheet with cornmeal sprinkled. Push down areas for the crust to form. Then put the pizza together to your liking! We normally add tomato sauce, cheese, veggies, and sometimes meat.
Depending on size and toppings, bake between 12-18 minutes.
If desired, melt butter with garlic and drizzle on crust to make a garlic crust.