Perfect Pizza Crust Recipe
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Perfect Pizza Crust Recipe

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"I have spent years trying different recipes and techniques looking for the perfect pizza crust recipe and this is it! I'm amazed that I finally found a crust recipe my family prefers over the pizza parlor's!" Lesli Dustin Nibley, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 193 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt, 1 cup bread flour and the whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; roll into a 15-in. circle. Grease a 14-in. pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan; build up edges slightly. Add toppings of your choice.
  4. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are lightly browned and heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Perfect Pizza Crust in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p58

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 113126
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"I had my 7th grade Home and Careers class use this recipe when we did a pizza lab. We substituted the bread flour for all-purpose flour. It came out great! The kids always associated whole wheat with being gross, they had no complaints about their finished pizza though! I would make this at home in the future too."

SeranaJayne User ID: 7251558 113093
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Great for pizza! Tasted great with my toppings and very good!"

Jeredz10 User ID: 6610942 112991
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"it is easy and taste great!"

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 105016
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"My go-to pizza crust recipe. Just made again for supper. Have been making this since it was published in 2009. After it rises I usually divide the dough in 2 and do one for pizza and make garlic fingers with the other."

kjsz User ID: 2525956 105013
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"My family loves this recipe! It is our go-to pizza crust. I usually throw in a little garlic powder and oregano with the flour. I'll also add rosemary if I have it available."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 143859
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"We love pizza, and to date our favorite recipe is from Cooks Illustrated. It was fun to try something different, but I won't make this again. I found it too thick and "doughy". The whole wheat added a slight bitterness. I like to eat healthy, but I'll keep my pizza nights an indulgence."

ahalbersma User ID: 5421369 180470
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"<p>this is my family's #1 favorite pizza crust recipe! We compare it to Rocky's whole wheat crust. It is soooo good! I make it using my kitchenaid mixer with dough hook, and don't even knead it by hand. I usually use a 11x15 inch pan, let it raise for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours and bake it a little first before I add anything on top - it turns out so tender and perfect!</p>"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 167869
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"This was okay. Have made it a few times, not our favorite pizza crust but decent."

NinaH User ID: 1380840 167868
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"i make this at the boys camp I work at and it is a huge hit every time! Seems I can never make enough!! Fantastic recipe!"

worshiplady User ID: 1046028 113986
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"We loved this pizza crust. I even had to substitute normal flour for the bread flour and it still came out wonderful!"

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