Thin Pizza Crust

Recipe by Huskergirl
READY IN: 2hrs 32mins


  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) package yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 14
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1 14
    cups water (110 degrees)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 12 - 4
    cups flour
  • 2
    tablespoons cornmeal


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let proof for 5 minutes or until foamy. Can use rapid rise yeast.
  • Stir in salt, oil, and 2 cups of flour. Mix well.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups flour: stir until a sticky ball forms.
  • Knead 5 minuted on flour surface until smooth and elastic. Coat with cooking spray, place in a bowl and cover.
  • Let rise 30 minutes for thicker dough, and 2 hours for thinner dough.
  • After rising time punch down. Thinner crust divide in half. If thicker crust use all of dough. let rest 10 minutes.
  • Dust pizza pan with cornmeal. Flatten dough on pan; gently pulling and stretching to fit pan, if it resists let dough rest another 5 minutes.
  • Brush with oil. Take a fork and pierce dough several times to keep dough from forming air pockets. Bake for 7 minutes.
  • Take dough out and put you favorite topping on and then continue baking for another 7 to 10 minutes.
  • If you want to make grilled pizza I usually make small individual pizzas that way everyone can add their own topping from an array of ingredients. Place flattened dough on grill for about 5 minutes flip and add all ingredients for pizza. cook until cheese is melted and bottom of crust is crispy.