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Favorite Pizza Crust


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.545454
  • hraffington
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • RedSox-Jesse
    Feb 25, 2013

    Would make again, I had to use more flour.

  • juicyfruit007
    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.

  • scrapo
    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.

  • newhousewife10
    May 17, 2011

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

  • newhousewife10
    May 17, 2011

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

  • redd010904
    Nov 20, 2010

    This is a great recipe...but please fix it to add the yeast mixture as novice cooks may not know to add this in if not instructed....

  • D. Walkowski
    Oct 13, 2010

    This was really easy and good. I had friends and family over and we made individual pizza's. It was fun to have everyone create their own yummy masterpiece. This crust recipe was so easy to work with. I'll use it again.

  • grandmacaca
    Sep 19, 2010

    I made this crust today in my bread machine. I cut the recipe in half, and used whole wheat flour in place of the cornmeal which I didn't have on hand. I used one cup of water, and one and one-fourth teaspoons of yeast. It was wonderful, very good flavor, and easy to make and handle. I definitely will use this recipe again. I may try the corn meal next time, but the whole wheat was excellent as well. Thanks!

  • marlafb2000
    Dec 31, 1969

    I used whole wheat flour for the first 2 cups of flour so it would be more healthy.

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