Ultimate Pizza Crust Recipe

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pizza crustThe best pizza crust recipe ever!

Small Batch (enough for one large pizza)


1 & 1/2 tsp fast acting yeast

1 & 1/4 cups lukewarm water (between 95° – 105° )

2 & 1/2 cups unbleached or white whole wheat flour, or any combination you desire

1/3 cups cornmeal

1 1/2 tabs olive oil

2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar or honey

Large Batch (enough for 2 large pizzas)


3 tsps fast acting yeast

1 & 3/4 cups lukewarm water (between 95° – 105° )

5 cups unbleached or white wheat flour, or any combination you desire

2/3 cups cornmeal

3 tabs olive oil

1 tab salt

1 tab sugar


Dissolve yeast into water, add remaining ingredients by hand, then use a stand mixer with a bread hook to knead dough 2-3 minutes or until it pulls away from the bowl.

If you don’t have a stand mixer, knead by hand for at least 10 minutes, or until dough is a smooth, even texture with a high degree of elasticity.

Click here to learn how to knead bread dough.

Transfer dough to a well oiled bread bowl, turn it around to oil all sides, then cover with damp kitchen towel and let it rise until double, about 1- 1 & 1/2 hours.

Punch dough down, let it rest a few minutes, then use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten and shape into a circle or whatever shape you need for your baking pan or stone. Let it rise for about 30 minute in a warm room before using as you would store bought crust that needs to be baked.

I hope you enjoy this delicious AND healthy pizza crust recipe!


This recipe’s skill level is  +3, and requires you to have experience kneading and shaping bread dough.



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One thought on “Ultimate Pizza Crust Recipe

  • March 2, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Absolutely an excellent pizza crust. I’ve made it with both half whole wheat and half white flour and all whole wheat flour. My preference is the half and half version, it rises faster and is smoother without losing the whole wheat heartiness and flavor (and as much fiber). Knead well and enjoy!

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