Jay's Signature Pizza Crust


This thick crust pizza dough recipe yields a crust that is soft and doughy on the inside and slightly crusty on the outside. Cover it with your favorite sauce and toppings to make a delicious pizza.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 giant pizza crust


  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, divided


  1. Stir together warm water, yeast, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl; let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir oil and salt into yeast mixture. Mix in 2 1/2 cups flour until incorporated.

  3. Turn dough out onto a clean, floured surface. Knead dough, adding remaining flour, a little at a time, until dough is no longer sticky. Place dough into an oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  4. Punch down dough and form it into a tight ball. Allow dough to relax for 1 minute before rolling out.

  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  6. If baking dough on a pizza stone, place toppings on dough and bake immediately. If baking dough on a pan, lightly oil the pan and let dough rise for 15 to 20 minutes before topping and baking it.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

    looking down at a whole pizza, sliced and resting on a pizza tray
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredients, ingredient amounts, and serving size when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
2g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* 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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