Chicago Style Pizza Crust: Take 25

Total Time
1hr 16mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 11 mins

The cornmeal and olive oil land this crust in the neighborhood of Chicago style crust. If you've found many of the standard recipes too bready and you'd like something with more texture and crunch, this may be the crust for you. It's the result of a great deal of trial and error, cooked on a pizza stone at 470 F.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add 1/4 cup hot water (110F - 115F) to small bowl. Stir in sugar followed by yeast. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add flour, cornmeal and salt to mixing bowl and stir until dry ingredients are well combined.
  3. Add oil and yeast mixture to mixing bowl containing dry ingredients and begin kneading with dough hook.
  4. While kneading, add just enough warm water (80F - 90F) to ensure sure dough sticks together (usually around 1 cup).
  5. Knead for 10 minutes.
  6. Cover dough in bowl and let rise for 45 minutes.
  7. Roll out dough with rolling pin.
  8. Brush edge of crust with olive oil and salt to taste.
  9. Top pizza with sauce, ingredients and cheese.
  10. Bake on pizza stone at 470F for approximately 10 minutes.
  11. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful!! It rolled out so easily and was so great tasting. I made half with pizza sauce and the other half with just olive oil then topped it off with cheese and mushrooms. Yummy!! 5 stars for sure!!

sjb March 09, 2009

Where the heck were you and your pizza crust recipe years ago when the kids were growing up?? made this for dinner last night and wanted you to know that never will I try another. The best tasting and easiest ever.Thanks.

bjd4 October 02, 2008