Miss Lorena's Homemade Thick Crust Italian Pizza

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 30 mins

I've had the pleasure of trying this pizza on a couple of occasions & have been begging for the recipe ever since. Well, "Miss Lorena" finally passed it on and I thought I'd share it with all of you.....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour yeast and water in large bowl.
  2. Stir and gradually add flour.
  3. Knead the dough.
  4. Coat the bowl with oil and pat on the dough.
  5. Cover and let rise (approximately 4 hrs).
  6. Heat oil in a large pot.
  7. Add onion and saute.
  8. Add the tomatoes, oregano and salt.
  9. Stir.
  10. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to low.
  11. Stir often.
  12. Once it starts to thicken, add brown sugar to taste.
  13. Once dough has risen, divide in half and spread out on 2 cookie sheets.
  14. Add grated mozzarella and toppings.
  15. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

My family liked this crust. It certainly is thick. I had to use an extra cup of flour. It was still extremely sticky, but I did not add more. Neither did I let it rise 4 hours. I did let it go 2 hours and when it began to take over the kitchen, I divided it between two 16 inch pizza pans, topped it up and baked it. It took about 40 minutes, but that's my oven. I made my regular sauce, so this review is only for the delightful crust. Thank you for sharing!

PetesNina September 06, 2009

Great recipe! There were just a few problems. One, the dough needed more flour. I just adjusted it to 6 1/2 cups flour, so it wouldn't be overly sticky. And two, it needed a pinch of honey or sugar. I also added some garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese to the dough for added affect.

Natural Girl September 05, 2009