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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.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 45 mins
1 giant pizza crust


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 21.6g; fat 2.1g; sodium 156.7mg. Full Nutrition