This recipe makes an Easy Thin Crust Pizza Dough with a crispy crust and a chewy bite. With just 5 minutes of kneading and 30 minutes of rising, this dough makes the perfect pizza for family pizza night!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: pizza dough, pizza night
stand mixer optional
1teaspooninstant dry yeast
To the bowl of the stand mixer, add the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir. Add oil, flour and salt. Mix on speed 2 for 5 minutes. If kneading by hand, add ingredients to a large bowl in the same order. Then mix with a spatula until the dough is crumbly. Lightly flour the counter and knead the dough with your hands for 5-7 minutes.
Shape dough into a ball and put in an oiled bowl. Cover with a heavy towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
When ready to cook, roll out dough, poke with a fork, and pre-bake at 450°F for 5 minutes. Then add 1 cup of sauce, 1-2 cups of cheese, and toppings. Bake for 10-12 more minutes until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
To make without a stand mixer, knead on a floured surface for 7 minutes after following the instructions for mixing the ingredients. Then shape into a ball, cover with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.