Sicilian Pizza Crust


Add a savory Italian flavor to your pizza via this Sicilian crust.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 13 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 23 mins
1 15-inch pizza crust


  • 1 cup warm water (95 to 110 degrees F/35 to 43 degrees C)

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl; stir until yeast is dissolved. Let stand until yeast forms a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.

  2. Pour yeast mixture into a large bowl; add shortening, salt, sugar, and Italian seasoning. Stir in flour by hand until dough comes together.

  3. Turn dough out on a floured work surface and knead until smooth, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large greased bowl. Cover with a moist towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  4. Punch dough down gently. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes for air to release. Roll into a ball; spread and stretch over the bottom of a pizza pan. Let rise for 15 minutes before topping and baking.

Cook's Note:

Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) until toppings are hot and crust is browned, about 15 minutes. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
7g Fat
74g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 877mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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