An easy, basic pizza dough for thin crust pizza. Makes two pizzas. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Top dough with your favorite sauce and toppings, leaving the edge of the pizza (about 3/4 inch) clear. Place pan in center of oven. Bake 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix warm water and sugar together in a bowl; add yeast. Set aside until yeast mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • Pour yeast mixture into a large bowl; add flour, olive oil, and salt. Knead dough for 6 to 8 minutes, adding more flour to keep dough from sticking to your hands if needed. Cover bowl and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Grease 2 pizza pans or baking sheets.

  • Divide dough in half. Make each half into a ball shape and roll each into a flat, circular crust using a rolling pin.

  • Place 1 piece dough over your hands with your knuckles turned upward directly underneath the center of the dough. Using your knuckles and backs of your hands, toss the dough into the air in a circular motion, spinning the dough. This thins the center of the dough and forms the padded edge of the pizza. When the edge of the dough is about 1/4-inch thick, place the dough onto the pan. Pizza diameter will be about 10 inches. Repeat with other piece of dough.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; fat 1.1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 73.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
This was very good and an easy dough to work with. Will now be my go to recipe for pizza dough. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2018
I made it exactly as written. I questioned the 1/4 cup of sugar, but added it in. It was sickeningly sweet. It was probably ten times too much sugar. I looked at other recipes, and they called for 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. I used the remaining dough for an apple/dessert pizza. The dough itself was a nice crust, only so sweet it was gross with pizza toppings. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2018
This was very good and an easy dough to work with. Will now be my go to recipe for pizza dough. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2018
I made it exactly as written. I questioned the 1/4 cup of sugar, but added it in. It was sickeningly sweet. It was probably ten times too much sugar. I looked at other recipes, and they called for 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. I used the remaining dough for an apple/dessert pizza. The dough itself was a nice crust, only so sweet it was gross with pizza toppings. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2017
Simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I know it calls for a 1/4 cup of sugar. I don't find this recipe to be sweet at all, and neither does anyone else in my life who's tried it. Some reviewers are finding it too sweet, however. If you're very sensitive to sweetness, replace the recommended amount of sugar with a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. I would put this note in the actual recipe, but Allrecipes made this one of their "official" recipes and now I can't edit it. I'm glad most of you like this recipe, and I appreciate every reviewer who took the time and effort to leave me feedback. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
The best crust every time. I make one large rectangle pizza with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
just made this tonight and my husband and I loved it! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2017
This makes a great picture crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2018
Just sprinkle with garlic powder and olive oil the outside edge to pre-bake crust for about 6 minutes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2019
Tope of the line pizza dough Read More
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