Thin-Crust Pizza Dough


This thin-crust pizza dough recipe is ready to bake in just 15 minutes with deliciously crisp results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 12-inch crust

This delicious thin crust pizza dough recipe is so low maintenance, you can throw it together in just 15 minutes. 

How to Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Ingredients

It’s easy to make this thin crust pizza dough recipe with a few ingredients you may likely already have on hand. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Yeast: This thin crust pizza dough starts with one teaspoon of active dry yeast. 
  • Sugar and water: Activate the yeast in white sugar and lukewarm water.
  • Flour: This crispy thin crust calls for all-purpose flour instead of bread flour. 
  • Salt: Salt tightens the gluten structure, which strengthens the dough and makes it more elastic. 

How to Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough

You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade thin crust pizza dough: 

  1. Activate the yeast with sugar and water. 
  2. Make the dough. 
  3. Knead the dough
  4. Roll the dough into a circle. 

How to Use Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Top the crust as desired and bake at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

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Can You Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough Ahead of Time? 

Sure! To save time, you can make this thin crust pizza dough about five days in advance.  Store it in an airtight storage container or a bowl tightly covered with storage wrap. Allow the refrigerated dough to sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature before using.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“I've been working for over a year trying to get a thin, cracker-like crust and this is it,” says Dirtscoot . “I followed the directions as is and rolled out to approximately ⅛-inch thick. It turned out great.”

“This has become our go-to pizza crust,” according to Robert Jacques. “I sometimes add a little garlic and oregano to give it a little extra something. Love it.”

“I love that there is no resting time so it's quick to prepare,” raves Monique le Roux. “We make home-made pizzas almost every weekend and it turns out perfect every time!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • ¾ cup lukewarm water

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water that's 110 degrees F (44 degrees C) in a small bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Combine 1 3/4 cups flour and salt in a large bowl. Pour in yeast mixture; mix well until dough comes together.

  3. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour if dough is too sticky.

  4. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a greased pizza pan.

To Bake:

Top crust as desired and bake at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
1g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* 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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