Thin Crust Pizza



We love this thin crust pizza recipe that we found online, it works out great for us because my husband is a very picky pizza eater. He loves pizza, and learned to make it when he was still a kid. However, we have had a hard time finding a really good crust that has that wonderfully chewy texture that you find in restaurants. Then I stumbled across a website for “authentic Italian recipes.” Click Here to see it for yourself. On that site, I found a recipe for Neopolitan style Pizza dough. It’s still not as chewy as I would like, but it is better than any other home-made crust we’ve tried. You have to give it time to raise, but if you do, then it makes a really nice cracker crust. The best part about making your own pizzas is that you can use whatever toppings you want; I’ll give you the toppings we put on the one pictured.

Thin Crust Pizza

Thin Crust Pizza


For the Dough

  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 1/4 Cup warm water
  • 1 Cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 1/2-3 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt (I usually half this)
  • olive oil

Toppings for above photo

  • 1 prepared package Alfredo sauce (I don’t usually like the powder packages but I think the Alfredo makes a good pizza sauce).
  • Diced mushrooms
  • pre-cooked chicken
  • pre-cooked bacon
  • fresh spinach, cut in ribbons
  • mozzarella cheese


  1. Add yeast to warm water & allow to sit for 10 min.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours and salt.
  3. Add the yeast mixture & stir to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed.
  6. Coat a bowl with olive oil.
  7. Place the dough in the bowl, turning it once to coat with oil.
  8. Cover and let rise in a warm place. The dough should double in volume (1-1 1/2 hours).
  9. Flatten the dough and divide in half.
  10. Shape each piece into a ball & let raise for another hour.
  11. Add toppings and bake at 425 for 15-20 min.

Nutrition Information

Yield: Two 14" pizzas, Serving Size: 1 pizza

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 1485 Calories
  • Total Fat: 43.6g
  • Cholesterol: 63.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 226.8g
  • Fiber: 8.6g
  • Sugar: 6.8g
  • Protein: 41.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Thin Crust Pizza”

  1. I know the secret for a good chewy crust, like the restaurants, give me a call some time and I'll tell you. It's way too much to explain here.


  2. We love making our own pizza at home. I enjoy thin crust..we make a good whole wheat one too!