Amazing Thin Crust Pizza
130 mins (prep 120, cooking 10)
18 ingredients
2 servings
I finally mastered pizza making at home! It was a day to celebrate, since this pizza is actually better than you often go out for. When I make this my husband says it's always the best part of his day. It's a combination of recipes and techniques that I put together from Cook's Illustrated, a very good cook I know, and some "serious" pizza guys. This recipe makes a 13x18 inch half-sheet size medium crust pizza, OR two traditional round thin crust pizzas, and the crust is crispy/tender. (I find I can get a thinner crust from a round pizza, since there's a little more room to spread the dough out.) The sauce is very flavorful and I've tried to include all my tips for success! You MUST have a pizza stone for this, and pulling the pizza on the parchment onto an upside-down half sheet pan makes it easy to transfer the pizza to the stone. The sauce recipe will make enough for 3 medium pizzas, OR 6 thin crust pizzas, so reserve the extra for another pie. Layers for the topping need to be thin enough to allow the crust to crisp. (I know it goes against all instinct, but it's very important to please practice restraint!) I've revised the recipe to include a little less of the toppings for better success. Preparation time includes rising time for the dough and may seem like a little work, but once you've tried this you may never go out for pizza again!

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Serving Size (434.17 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1065.75 Calories from Fat 710.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 78.94g 242.88%
Saturated Fat 30.19g 301.93%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 143.61mg 95.74%
Sodium 3444.56mg 287.05%
Total Carbohydrate 15.91g 10.61%
Dietary Fiber 5.45 g 43.58%
Sugars 6.32 g %
Protein 75.21g 300.83%
Vitamin A 1986.44IU% Vitamin C 8.19mg%
Calcium 2039.52mg% Iron 4.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour, bread flour, instant yeast, warm water, crushed tomatoes, minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper, pizza dough, dried basil, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded mild cheddar cheese