Thin pizza dough recipe

Try this amazing homemade thin pizza dough recipe at home. It's quick and easy with perfect result every time.
rolling pin on top of pizza dough on a bench top pinit

What if you could make Italian style thin and crispy pizza at home and it would taste as good if not better than a pizzeria? We all know that store bought pizza crusts or pre made pizza can be average at best.

If you are like me and love delicious, handmade thin and crispy pizza then you will love this thin pizza dough recipe.

Best of all?

It’s not that complicated!

Homemade dough is much better than store bought pizza bases and you can have it ready in no time.

Follow the simple steps for this thin pizza dough recipe and make pizza night a regular hit at your house too!

Close up of a pepperoni pizza

How to make the dough?

This is the best thin crust pizza dough recipe I’ve tried. It’s quick and easy to make with perfect crispy base every time. I recommend using a baking mixer with a dough hook, then it’s no kneading, simply let the machine do the work instead.

pizza dough in a kitchen mixer

Let the mixer work the dough for about 5 minutes. The olive oil makes it a silky smooth non stick dough which is easy to work with.

You can definitely make this by hand if you don’t have a mixer!

Leave the dough to rise somewhere warm for faster proofing, room temperature for 1-2 hours or in the fridge overnight. All works well! The dough is ready to use when it has doubled in size.

pizza dough after proofing in a with bowl
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Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer,
Kenwood KMC011 5 Quart Chef Titanium Kitchen Machine, Stainless Steel

How to roll the dough?

Bring the dough to room temperature before rolling it. It makes it far easier to work with and much easier to roll the dough thin. Just roll it as thin or thick as you like.

4 round pizza dough balls
rolling the pizza dough with the palm of my hand

The dough can easily be made in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to use. Just bring it to room temperature before rolling it.

rolling pin on top of pizza dough on a bench top
rolling out a round pizza base with a rolling pin
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Rolling pin, Smooth Stainless Steel
The Original Straight Rolling Pin

How to make the dough crispy?

If you like your dough crust crispy then cooking it on a pizza tray and hot stone, or pizza oven will bring you the best result.

Substitute some of the flour for semolina flour for a firmer and crispier pizza crust.

pizza cooked on a pizza tray
Lifting the corner of the pizza base. Golden brown underneath

Spread this easy no cook pizza sauce on the pizza base before adding your favorite topping and mozzarella cheese.

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  • Bring the dough out to room temperature before rolling it out. This will make the rolling allot easier especially if you like a thin crust. If the dough is fridge cold its hard to work with and difficult to get it as thin as you like.
  • When it comes to the topping. Less is more. Over crowding the topping can result in under cooked dough.
  • Only use good quality mozzarella cheese to achieve that stringy, melt in your mouth cheese that we all love on a pizza.
  • The pizza cooks quickly in the hot oven so check regularly to avoid burning it
  • Pre heat your pizza stone for a minimum of 20 minutes before cooking your pizza on it.
1 round pizza dough ball
close up meat lovers pizza topping

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Thin pizza dough recipe

If you like your dough crust crispy, cooking it on a pizza tray and hot stone will bring you the best result.

Prep Time 80 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 1 hr 40 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

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    • Put flour in a bowl.
    • Make a well in the center.
    • Pour half the water in the well add yeast, sugar and salt mix.
    • Slowly incorporate all the flour into the liquid. This can easily be done in a baking mixer with a dough hook.
    • Once all mixed slowly add the rest of the water and mix for a about 5 minutes then add the olive oil and mix until the oil is fully incorporated and the dough is smooth.
    • Cover the bowl and leave in a warm place for 1 hour to rise.
    • The dough is ready to use when it has doubled in size.
    pizza dough in the kitchen mixer
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