Pizza - Homemade, Thick Crust

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by Chef Dimples

I found this recipe in one of my Amish Cookbooks "Cooking with the Horse and Buggy People". It makes a soft, thick crust that my family loves. My seven-year old son rated it as "1,000 thumbs up". This is a doubled version of the recipe to make 2 pizzas. If you don't like an extra-thick crust, use 1/2 of this recipe for 2 pizzas.

Top Tweak by buffyfan1

Garlic and Herb Basting oil instead of plain oil in the recipe. Brown sugar instead of white. Sprinkle or grate Parmesan onto the crust before cooking and adding toppings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 deg F.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the warm water and oil, mix well. Knead dough a few times on a lightly floured surface. Put dough back in bowl, and lightly coat dough with oil. Cover and let rest or 5 minutes. While dough is resting, mix together all ingredients for the pizza sauce.
  3. Divide dough in half, and press each half into an oiled pizza pan. Cook dough for 2 minutes, then take out and let cool. Put sauce then desired toppings on pizza. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.

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