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Thin Crust Pizza Dough

This Thin Crust Pizza Dough is a simple one bowl recipe. It rises for 24 hours and then you can store this in the fridge for a week. Use this easy Thin Crust Pizza Dough for your favorite pizza!

Try some of my favorite pizza recipes like my Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Homemade Supreme Pizza, or my BBQ Veggie Pizza.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy Thin Crust Pizza Dough recipe because it comes together in one bowl with just your hands. This simple Thin Crust Pizza Dough can be used with any pizza toppings you like.

This simple Thin Crust Pizza Dough recipes makes two small pizza doughs that will yield about an 8-inch pizza. If you have a family of two, it's perfect to make and have pizza two times that week. If you have a larger family, this recipe will probably serve you in one sitting!

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What is 00 flour and why is it better for pizza dough?

The number 00 refers to fineness of the milling of the flour. 00 being really extra fine, so this flour is very soft and has a very fine texture. The 00 flour will absorb water easier because of its super fine texture, therefore making your pizza dough more stretchy and easier to work with as well. This creates a light pizza dough that is soft and chewy (as opposed to a crust that can be brittle). So it allows for a char on the crust, while still being a chewy and soft crust – which I love! This dough also has that crust that bubbles up a little, which is my fave.

There is a downfall to this thin crust pizza dough recipe though. That being that, this pizza dough needs to rest on the counter for 24-30 hours. Then, it can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, and the flavor will develop even more. So, you have to plan your pizza night – and make this dough in advance. But, because it's so easy to make, you can just make it anytime to prep ahead. And it's flexible because it can be stored in the fridge for up 1 week and it will develop more flavor if you let it sit in the fridge longer.

Tips for Making Thin Crust Pizza Dough

• Make sure your yeast is good. If your yeast doesn't turn bubbly, then that means it's gone bad. Yeast will usually last for about 3 to 4 months. But, if it doesn't bubble, there's no point in continuing on with the recipe as it won't do its job. And that means you need to get some new yeast.

• The water should be warm, not hot. If the water is too hot, it will kill yeast. Anything 120°F or higher will kill yeast. For a reference point, your coffee is usually served to you at 160°F. So, just to give you an idea!

• I use a 00 flour for my pizza dough for the reasons above, but you can also use all purpose flour in its place if you don't have 00 flour. But, if you love pizza and make it often, I would recommend purchasing some 00 flour.

• Make sure to use a high quality organic olive oil as that makes a difference in flavor.

homemade thin crust pizza dough recipe
homemade thin crust pizza dough recipe
homemade thin crust pizza dough

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy


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This dough recipe makes two pizza doughs that are about 8-inches each. You can use it to make one large pizza instead, or even double the recipe to make 4 small doughs – which is what I always do when I make this thin crust pizza dough recipe.


  • 6 grams (2 teaspoons) organic active dry yeast

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic cane sugar

  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 255 grams (2 cups) organic 00 flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water

  • 2 teaspoons organic extra virgin olive oil


  • Add yeast, cane sugar, 1/4 cup water and let sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly. 
  • Add flour, salt, remaining 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water and olive oil and mix with your hands until it comes together. No need to knead it or make it really smooth. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 24 to 30 hours at room temperature. Move to the fridge and use within 7 days.
  • Roll out, top pizza and bake at 500°F for 10 to 15 minutes.


  • High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

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  1. Hi Mimi, Can you freeze this dough? I’d like to make a pizza or two and pull them out of the freezer when I want to enjoy them, especially since the dough rest time is so long

    • mimibakescookies

      Hi Teresa! Yes, you can freeze the dough. Make sure you let it ferment in the fridge for as many days as you’d like for flavor (up to 7) as the dough should be ready to use when you freeze it. The dough should last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure to place the dough ball in a freezer safe bag and remove all of the air, that is super important! I hope this helps!

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