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Rating: 4.7 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy thin-crust pizza dough recipe handed down from my Italian grandmother.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 thin-crust pizzas
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix water, yeast, and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer until sugar is dissolved. Add bread flour, olive oil, and salt. Knead using the dough hook attachment until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

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  • Cover dough and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Punch dough gently to deflate. Divide into 2 pieces on a lightly floured surface. Shape into balls; cover with a damp cloth and let rest, 2 to 3 hours. Flatten or stretch out dough to desired thickness.

Cook's Note:

Mix dough in a bread machine on the "Pizza Dough" setting if preferred. You can also knead the dough by hand.

Nutrition Facts

19 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 1.7g; sodium 437.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
2.23.17 I haven’t been baking much bread recently, so I had no bread flour on hand. I used all purpose flour, but I know it would have been even better with bread flour. Only one thing that I did differently. As with any bread or pizza dough recipe I've ever made. I mixed my yeast and sugar with 110ºF water and let it sit for 10 minutes or so until it was foamy/creamy. Sooooo easy to make in the KA stand mixer, you just need to plan ahead, The dough was very pliable and easy to work with. I put one disc of dough in the freezer and topped today’s pie with olive oil, sliced brussels sprouts and red onion, crumbled bacon, and parmesan. Definitely would make this recipe again, very happy with its texture and the way it turned out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2018
My version of this recipe that worked for me• 2 cups of all purpose flour•1 cup of water•1 tsp kosher salt•1 whole packet of active eat•1 tbsp of sugar •1 tbsp olive oil x 2Heat the water up to body temp add sugar, stir till its dissolved then add the yeast. While it’s bubbling up. Scoop your flour into a bowl, add salt and mix. Pour the yeast water into the bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, mix. You don’t need to mix it for 10 mins if it’s all purpose flour which is what I had in my pantry 3 mins work enough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and put a tea towel over it, let it rest for at least an hour. When hour is up, Heat your over to 500F. Once dough has rested, flour your counter, and coat rolling pin, spread dough out with rolling pin to desired thickness. Proceed to transfer the dough to pizza cookie sheet, then assemble your pizza with sauce, cheese, & toppings ( before you put in the oven coat the rim of the dough with remaining olive oil ). Bake for 10-15 mins on the bottom shelf of your oven. This makes 1 large pizza. Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
2.23.17 I haven’t been baking much bread recently, so I had no bread flour on hand. I used all purpose flour, but I know it would have been even better with bread flour. Only one thing that I did differently. As with any bread or pizza dough recipe I've ever made. I mixed my yeast and sugar with 110ºF water and let it sit for 10 minutes or so until it was foamy/creamy. Sooooo easy to make in the KA stand mixer, you just need to plan ahead, The dough was very pliable and easy to work with. I put one disc of dough in the freezer and topped today’s pie with olive oil, sliced brussels sprouts and red onion, crumbled bacon, and parmesan. Definitely would make this recipe again, very happy with its texture and the way it turned out. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2018
My version of this recipe that worked for me• 2 cups of all purpose flour•1 cup of water•1 tsp kosher salt•1 whole packet of active eat•1 tbsp of sugar •1 tbsp olive oil x 2Heat the water up to body temp add sugar, stir till its dissolved then add the yeast. While it’s bubbling up. Scoop your flour into a bowl, add salt and mix. Pour the yeast water into the bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, mix. You don’t need to mix it for 10 mins if it’s all purpose flour which is what I had in my pantry 3 mins work enough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and put a tea towel over it, let it rest for at least an hour. When hour is up, Heat your over to 500F. Once dough has rested, flour your counter, and coat rolling pin, spread dough out with rolling pin to desired thickness. Proceed to transfer the dough to pizza cookie sheet, then assemble your pizza with sauce, cheese, & toppings ( before you put in the oven coat the rim of the dough with remaining olive oil ). Bake for 10-15 mins on the bottom shelf of your oven. This makes 1 large pizza. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2021
I was really happy with this dough. It was easy to work with and tasted great. Thanks for this recipe as I will be using this one again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
I added butter instead of oil 1 1/2 teaspoon of dry milk and 1 1/4 teaspoon of fast rise yeast. I too mixed my yeast and sugar with 110ºF water and let it sit for 10 minutes. I did mix dough in bread machine and let it my rise 30 minutes before making my pie. You will get a chewy pizza crust which my family enjoys. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2018
I made this it turned out great! I made a stromboli with my dough. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
Used this recipe with AP flour & a tbsp of garlic powderto make a couple of pizzas on the grill. Waited to long to get started, so only rested in fridge 6 hours & 2 hours after divide. Cooked topped pizzas on a 500° stone for 10 minutes each. Was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2020
It has become my go to dough recipe. The entire family really likes it. Make sure to use a pizza stone or steel. I don’t have either and am using my cast iron griddle. Definitely makes the bottom crispy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2017
It was a simple and delicious recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I made it as the recipe stated and it works wonderful. I use the dough on my outdoor pizza oven or on my pellet grill it works great for both! Read More