Saturday, May 23, 2009

No-Rise Pizza Crust

I used to buy this Pillsbury pizza crust almost every week. It's easy to use and tastes decent, too.

Then I started experimenting with making my own crust.

This recipe is seriously idiot-proof, kid-proof, whatever you want to call it. Plus it's quick, easy, and requires only 5 basic ingredients.

It's my standby recipe for pizza crust, and we make it almost every week. It requires yeast, but no rising or kneading time.


No-Rise Pizza Crust (1 large pizza, 30 min)

3 c flour
1 package active dry yeast (.25 ounce)
1 tsp salt
1 TB sugar
2 TB oil
1 c warm water

1. Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on pan or roll and place on pizza stone. Top as desired.

2. Bake for 25 min.

*Can use half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour. There is not a noticeable difference in taste.


Storemade: anywhere from $1 for a cheap bag mix to $5 for a nice Boboli-type crust
Homemade: $0.56

Homemade wins. This crust is neither automatically thick nor thin. I like how this crust lets me have some control by how thinly I roll it and what I bake it on. The recipe makes more than enough dough for my pizza stone. It can be made quickly and doesn't need to be baked before adding toppings. Nothing beats this pizza crust recipe for ease and simplicity!

My inspiration: see comments at this link for variations on this crust


  1. Mmmmm...this pizza is DELICIOUS! My family tried it and loved it. I am so happy that I finally have a pizza recipe that tastes great and doesn't take hours of advance planning. I also like the fact that you don't have to pre-bake the crust. The less time it takes, the better for me. I sprinkled some cornmeal on the pizza stone before putting the crust on there to add some texture. Definately a recipe to keep!

  2. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the cornmeal idea! I picked some up a couple weeks ago, meaning to try it, and I had forgotten about that.