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Here are a few more ideas to ensure that your pizza-making experience is as promising as possible.

For crispy, from-scratch crusts, experiment with using less yeast than the recipe suggests. For thicker crusts, add more yeast and allow the crust ample time to rise before baking.

Roll out or thinly press packaged dough onto the pizza pan for crispier crusts. Purchased dough can be rolled thicker for a chewy crust.

The temperature of the oven is extremely important in pizza baking, so always be sure to preheat the oven to the proper temperature.

Pizzas often call for baking the crust before the sauce and toppings are added. This helps keep the crust firm.