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Homemade crusty pizza dough is actually possible. With a few helpful techniques, you can possibly achieve something that looks like it came from Pizza Hut without a pizza stone. 

How this recipe was created?

My mother combined things from different pizza recipes and came to this recipe. You don’t even need a baking stone to achieve this kind of crust instead invest in a deep dish pan, use a generous amount of cornmeal and lots of oil.

Greasing the sides of the pizza and sprinkling parmesan cheese along with garlic powder, creates a beautiful brown pizza edge. My father-in-law has even asked if this was store-bought. If you follow these techniques you can possibly end up with a pizza that looks like it’s from a pizza place.

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Don’t want to make two pizzas?

Since this recipe makes two round pizzas I sometimes opt to use the other half of the dough to make breadsticks.     

Ingredients for Crusty Pizza Dough Recipe:
DOUGH:
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
CRUST:
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pre-grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
PIZZA:
  • 1/2 cup any jarred sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (great value brand)
  • 1 cup velveeta shreds (mozzarella flavor)
  • toppings of your choice
  • 8 tbsp olive oil (for greasing pan)
Directions to make Crusty Pizza:

1. Combine the warm water, yeast and 1 tsp of sugar; allow to sit 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, baking powder and 3 TBSP of sugar. Add 6 tbsp of olive oil and the yeast mixture. Stir until dough comes together then slightly knead and allow to rise for 1 hour.

3. Grease each pizza pan with 8 TBSP of olive oil.

4. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and mold into balls. Dredge the bottom of each ball of dough well into the cornmeal then transfer dough to pizza pan; spread dough out to a 12″ circle.

5. Place sauce and 1 cup of cheese in the center of the circle and using your hands spread out dough even more (this helps dough spread out easier since the dough slides back due to the tackiness of the dough and amount of oil.)

6. Once you spread out the dough to about a 14-15″ circle; top with remaining cheese and toppings of your choice. Brush edges of the pizza with olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder for each pizza.

7. Heat oven to 380 degrees F and bake pizza on the bottom rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Crusty Pizza Dough Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 pizzas
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Homemade crusty pizza dough is actually possible. With a few helpful techniques, you can possibly achieve something that looks like it came from Pizza Hut without a pizza stone.

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

For Crunchy Garlic Crust:

  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pre-grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Pizza Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup any jarred sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese great value brand
  • 1 cup velveeta shreds mozzarella flavor
  • toppings of your choice
  • 8 tbsp olive oil for greasing pan

Instructions

How to make Crusty Pizza Crust:

  • Combine the warm water, yeast and 1 tsp of sugar; allow to sit 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, baking powder and 3 TBSP of sugar. Add 6 tbsp of olive oil and the yeast mixture. Stir until dough comes together then slightly knead and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  • Grease each pizza pan with 8 TBSP of olive oil.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and mold into balls. Dredge the bottom of each ball of dough well into the cornmeal and then transfer dough to pizza pan; spread the dough out to a 12" circle.
  • Place sauce and 1 cup of cheese in the center of the circle and using your hands spread out dough even more (this helps dough spread out easier since the dough slides back due to the tackiness of the dough and amount of oil.)
  • Once you spread out the dough to about a 14-15" circle; top with remaining cheese and toppings of your choice. Brush edges of the pizza with olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder for each pizza.
  • Heat oven to 380 degrees F and bake pizza on the bottom rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes.

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7 comments

    • Tanya

    Great pizza dough! But I was wondering if the dough was freezeable? It’s too much pizza dough for my little family! I was able to make 2 large pizzas

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Tanya, it does refrigerate well, so perhaps it would make another pizza dinner later on the week:) Not sure on freezing this dough though.

    • Greg

    Great recipe. I made it a dozen times

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Greg, good to know it’s a great recipe! Thank you for the feedback!

    • Shaheen ferdousi

    If I keep at botom of the Oven,how upper surface of the pizza Will be crusty.thaks a lot for beautiful recepie.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      It kind of depends how long you keep the pizza in for, the longer you keep the pizza in the browner it should get.

    • sefora

    this was the best pizza dough i have made .. thanks its so good my kids loved the pizza

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