Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

Try it you'll like it... easily makes 2 crusts or one very thick large pizza. Great for calzones or breadsticks for dipping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast and brown sugar in the water.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir the salt, oil and italian seasoning into the yeast mixture.
  4. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  5. Turn dough out onto a clean, dry surface and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
  6. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth.
  7. Let the dough double in size.
  8. Should take about 1/2 hour if in warm spot.
  9. Punch down and let rest a minute.
  10. Roll out, and prepare your favorite pizza.
  11. I use a pizza stone sprinkled with a bit of corn meal.
  12. Once I have the dough shaped I bake it plain for about 5-10 minutes, then pull out of oven and add toppings, just seems to work better every time.
  13. Bake in preheated oven 425 degrees until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I'm sorry, I'm giving this one star because my dough won't rise. I'm sure it's going to be delish if it ever does, and if I make it differently in the future. Please read this, I googled it.... "Do not add salt directly to the dissolved yeast as salt will kill it. Instead dry-blend it in with the second cup of flour and then add both to the recipe. "

Heather V. November 18, 2009

This was great! Added salt to flour so as to keep yeast happy. :) Your recipe produces a more "bready" pizza dough which would be great for grilling or use in a wood oven. Thanks for an alternate crust texture--those who like to pile on toppings or "Chicago-style" try this one! :D

chefdonatella January 30, 2011

I made this simple dough today, exactly as the recipe stated. I didn't have any issues with the salt effecting the yeast. I always add sugar and salt at the same time in doughs and keep my jar of red star rapid rise yeast in the fridge between uses. I highly recommend using this recipe if you are looking for a crisp crust with a very soft and chewy interior. I shaped half of the dough into a pizza and took the remaining half and cut it into about 10 small pieces and tossed them in melted butter, garlic salt, garlic powder, and grated parmesan cheese. I put the coated pieces in a glass baking dish sprayed with a little canola oil and baked for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. The garlic bread pieces were just as good as the pizza I made and will definitely make this combo again frequently. Super easy to throw together and the possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

shelteredcreature July 09, 2014