Favorite Pizza Crust Recipe

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Homemade pizza is my favorite dish to make for my family. They love this crust because it is soft yet has a little crisp to it.—Kathleen Miller, Battle Ground, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 slice: 282 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water; set aside. In a large bowl, place remaining water, salt, sugar, oil, cornmeal and 2 cups flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-6 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Punch the dough down and divide in half. Roll dough into two 16-in. circles; place on greased pizza pans. Top with desired pizza ingredients. Bake at 400° until crust is lightly golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Yield: 2 pizzas (16 inches each).
Originally published as Favorite Pizza Crust in Country Woman November/December 1990, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Easy to make and very tasty. I make extra and freeze uncooked for later."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"Would make again, I had to use more flour."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"This was easy and we liked it. Will make again. I did let mine rise for more like 45 minutes. And used all but 1/2 cup of the flour."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"This crust was perfect with the chix enchilada pizza. With the cornmeal in it, I would think any Mexican/Southwest Pizza combination would be good."

Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"We loved this pizza crust recipe. It had a great texture and was very tasty!"

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