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 children Reyna & Everett. 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.