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Easy Thin Crust Pizza

Easy Thin Crust Pizza is thin but still perfectly foldable with a tasty and slightly crispy crust! A simple weeknight pizza dough made in 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pizza recipe, thin crust pizza, thin crust pizza recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 120kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozarella Cheese
  • Toppings As Desired

OPTIONAL GARLIC BUTTER FOR CRUST:

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Lightly grease a pizza baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer, mix together the yeast, sugar, and warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes until foamy.
  • Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture.  Then, using the dough hook on your stand mixer, or a sturdy spoon if using a bowl, mix in the flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough has started to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • If using a stand mixer, mix the dough with the dough hook for 3 minutes on medium speed until the dough has completely pulled away from the sides and is smooth.  
  • If you are not using a stand mixer, place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Shape the dough into one ball, and slice in half evenly. At this point you can roll out both balls of dough for two 10 -12-inch pizzas. Or, store the remaining dough in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or the freezer for up to one month.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and transfer to prepared pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  • While the pizza is in the oven, melt the two tablespoons of butter and stir in the garlic powder and salt.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and top with your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings as desired, leaving 1/2 inch of the crust without toppings.  Brush the 1/2 inch edge of crust with garlic butter.
  • Place the pizza back in the oven and continue baking pizza 10-15 minutes until crust is golden and crispy, and cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal