Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza Crust

If you want a thicker crust to your pizza, you can use the dough to make a single pizza.
Prep Time18 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time18 hours 27 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 thin crust pizzas


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast


Day Before

  • Combine the sugar, salt, 2 tsp olive oil, water, 1 cup of flour, yeast, and second cup of flour in a mixing bowl. Mix until the dough just begins to form a ball.
  • Knead the dough for 15 minutes. Rip off a small piece, stretch until thin, and see if the baker's windowpane has formed.
  • Roll the dough into a ball. Coat in 2 tsp of olive oil, place in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 18-24 hours.

Day Of

  • Preheat the oven to 500 °F.
  • Rip the dough in half. Wet your hands with water, dampen the surface, and roll out the dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour onto the tray, and place the pizza on it. Form a small lip around the edge, and brush the crust with olive oil.
  • Add pizza sauce and toppings.
  • Bake at 500 °F for 7 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Let sit 2-4 minutes before cutting.