This Thin Crust Pizza Dough is super quick – we’re talking 5 minutes. It’s a no-rise dough, so you don’t have to wait around for the dough to do its thing – which is perfect for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. You don’t need a food processor, stand mixer, bread machine or any other fancy equipment either – just a bowl and a spoon. If you love thin crust pizza, you’ll love this recipe!
You know those nights when you’re tired, you’re hungry, you really just want to stop for pizza on the way home but you’re trying to save money/eat better/ whatever the case may be?
This thin crust pizza dough is the answer to your problems.
Go home, get a few ingredients and dump them in a bowl. Stir them up. Then press them onto a pizza pan. Add a few toppings (sometimes less is more!) and voila! Dinner is served. After you bake it, of course. 🙂
We have a great pizza dough recipe on this blog already – Simple Pizza Dough – Two ways: Easy and Easier! – and it is very easy to make. BUT. It’s a thick fluffy pizza dough (my fave) and in order to achieve that fluffy dough, you have to let it rise.
Some nights that just ain’t happenin.
So for nights like those, how do you make a simple pizza dough? A 5-minute pizza dough?
You make it like this:
Thin Crust Pizza Dough (No Rise!) – Step-by-Step Instructions
Ingredients for Thin Crust Pizza Dough (No Rise!). Pretty simple, right?
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a big bowl, stir together 2 cups of flour, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of INSTANT yeast.
Put 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a measuring cup (you can use a different oil if you don’t have olive oil). Fill the cup with WARM water to the 1 and 1/4 cup line. Stir oil and water together. Add liquids to flour mixture and stir to combine.
Depending on a lot of different factors (time of year, humidity, where you live, etc), you might need a little more water. Add a spooonful at a time until the dough comes together into a shaggy, moist ball. If you add too much and it’s really sticky, you can add a little more flour to absorb the excess water.
Sprinkle a little flour lightly over the surface of the dough and onto your hands, then rub your palms together to coat them. Pick up the ball of dough and gently round it out into a ball by stretching the top a bit and tucking the ends under the bottom. It’s ready to use!
Spread it on an oiled cookie sheet or divide it in two and spread over two pizza pans using your hands, pushing the dough from the centre of the pan outward until the pan is covered.
We like to cook our pizza in a really hot oven – like between 450 and 500 degrees F and just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. If we make two pizza pans (as opposed to a cookie sheet), we swap the pizzas half way through the cooking to make sure the bottom one doesn’t get too much heat and they cook evenly.
Depending on what toppings you use (and how heavy they are) it takes anywhere from 12-16 minutes to cook.
This Thin Crust Pizza Dough is super quick - we're talking 5 minutes. It's a no rise dough, so you don't have to wait around for the dough to do its thing - which is perfect for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. You don't need a food processor, stand mixer, bread machine or any other fancy equipment either - just a bowl and a spoon. If you love thin crust pizza, you'll love this recipe!
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp INSTANT yeast (It HAS to be instant to do it this way!)
- 1 tsp olive oil (or whatever oil you have on hand)
- 1 and 1/4 cups WARM water
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Stir together flour, salt, sugar and instant yeast in a large bowl.
Put olive oil in a measuring up, then fill the cup with WARM water to the 1 and 1/4 cup line. Give it a stir, then dump it into the dry ingredients.
Stir to combine. You might need a little more water. Add a spoonful at a time until dough comes together into a moist, shaggy ball. (Not super wet and sticky though - if you add too much water, add a bit of flour to counteract it.)
Sprinkle a bit of flour over the surface of the dough and your hands, then rub your palms together so they're coated. Pick up the dough and form it into a ball, by tucking the ends underneath.
Spread it out on a large oiled cookie sheet, or divide it in two and spread it on two oiled pizza pans. I like to put the ball of dough in the centre of the pan and use my hands to spread it to the edges.
Add whatever toppings you like, then bake in a preheated oven. We like high temperatures for cooking pizza. If you use a cookie sheet make sure it's in the centre of the oven and it will probably take around 14 minutes (depending on how heavy your toppings are) - check it to make sure it doesn't burn. For two pizza pans it might take 15 or 16 minutes, but swap the pans half way so that each one has some time closer to the bottom of the oven.