5-Minute Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

May 13, 2020 · by Anyssa Hessler

I love from-scratch recipes; taste really does get better with time! But sometimes, on a weeknight with a sink full of dishes and a crying baby on your hip, you just don’t have an hour to wait for dough to rise! 

I came across this quick-and-easy pizza dough recipe on Pinterest. The dough I usually make is fluffy and full, but I wanted something a bit lighter. This thin crust was just what I was looking for. I actually prefer it to the heavier crust, and it’s my new go-to pizza crust recipe!

You probably already have all of these ingredients on hand, and you can have a homemade pizza from pantry to plate in just 30 minutes!


1-1/4 cup flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp corn syrup (I had this on hand, but you could substitute honey.)
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup water
pizza toppings of choice


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a large spoon until just combined.

Use your hands to form the mixture into a ball and place it between two pieces of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a very thin layer.

Remove the top layer of parchment paper, and transfer the dough to a pizza pan. I’ve used both a stone pan and cookie sheet. The cook time varies a little bit but both turn out great! Trim any excess parchment paper.

Top to taste -- sauce, cheese, meat, and veggies of your choice. Also, I highly recommend seasoning your pizza. It’s not something I used to do, but a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and crushed black pepper really make a difference.

The original recipe called for a bake time of 12-15 minutes, but mine took about 20-25 minutes because I wanted it more crispy. Just keep an eye on it!

Slice and enjoy!

Anyssa Hessler

About Anyssa Hessler

Anyssa Hessler is Dainty Jewell's' marketing & social media manager. She lives in a small town and old home in Indiana with her husband, Alec, and little girl, Reyna. She and her husband serve as youth leaders at The House of Prayer. She enjoys making a mess in the kitchen, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and testing her green thumb. Find her on Instagram @anyssa.hessler.