Make Your Own Thin Pizza Crust {plus, Taco Pizza!}
This recipe makes two balls of dough. If you need only one ball of dough, place the second ball in a gallon sized ziplock bag and freeze for up to 2 months. When ready to use, thaw the frozen dough for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature.
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 package (2½ teaspoons) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1¼ cups warm water (110 degrees--I usually warm mine for about 20-25 seconds in the microwave), plus extra as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer (you can also use a food processor), combine the flours, yeast, sugar, and salt. With the motor running and using the dough hook attachment, add the water and oil in a steady stream.
  2. Mix until the dough comes together in a rough mass. If needed, add a bit more water until the dough forms into a bowl. Let rest for 5-10 minutes, then mix again for 30 seconds. Your dough should be tacky to the touch, but not sticky.
  3. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and form into a smooth ball. Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, turn to coat with oil, and cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1½ hours.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, punch it down, and shape into a smooth cylinder. Divide the dough into two equal pieces.
  6. Shape each piece into a smooth ball, dusting with flour if your dough becomes sticky. Cover both balls of dough with a kitchen towl and let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Using your palms and fingers, push, pat and press the dough outward from the center, leaving the edge slightly thicker.
  8. Cover with a towel again, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Brush the edges of the entire round with olive oil. If desired, sprinkle on some kosher salt, oregano, Italian seasoning, or whatever spices float your boat.
  10. Top your pizza, and bake on a pre-heated pizza stone at 450 for 12-15 minutes.
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at