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How to Make Thin-Crust Italian-Style Pizza

Have you been craving some delicious pizza from your local pizza joint but can’t justify splurging on ordering in right now? Do you want a fun activity to do with the family or your roommate that involves getting messy and eating? Do you miss pizza nights?

Look no further. I have what you need!

I love pizza with all my heart. Pizza is just so simple and can be eaten lunch, dinner, and even sometimes for breakfast. I love knowing you can put anything you want on a pizza, and it will still taste delicious.

This recipe that I am about to share with you is one of a kind and made all by hand. If you want quality, it means no pre-made frozen pizza dough and all fresh ingredients, which results in high-quality, tasty results.

I love to make my dough by hand.

I think it has to do with the texture that cannot be beaten. When you compare fresh dough with frozen pizza bases, the fresh dough has elasticity. The store-bought pizza bases are already pre-cooked and are a little dry to the taste.

You can also modify this recipe in any way you want.

Add as much sauce as you want. Add some quirky herbs and spices to get your tastebuds going. Swap out the cheese, or even add more ingredients not listed below!

How to Make Thin-Crust Italian-Style Pizza

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 homemade thin pizza dough (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato chopped in small cubes
  • Fresh basil

Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling mineral water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Preparation: Pizza Dough

Step 1

In a bowl, combine the water, sugar, and yeast. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Step 2

In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir until soft ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

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Step 3

Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly floured bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, humid place for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in volume.

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Preparation & Cooking: Pizza Creation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400˚F.

Step 2

Roll your dough out into a circle 12 inches in diameter. Transfer to an oiled baking sheet.

Step 3

In a bowl mix, tomato sauce, oregano, and garlic.

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Step 4

Spread the tomato sauce on top of the pizza dough.

Step 5

Add fresh mozzarella and chopped tomato.

Step 6

Bake at 400° F for about 8-10 minutes.

Step 7

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.

A Perfect Thin-Crust Pizza!

Pizza is truly loved by all, and you can’t go wrong with this classic, healthy recipe. The next time you’re craving pizza, try this recipe out!

Craving pizza for breakfast? Try out: How to Make Fruity Breakfast Pizza

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman she had an unusual dream: To discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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