Saturday, June 15, 2024

Authentic Italian Pizza

Prepare time: 30 min  Cooking time: 1 hr   Ready in: 1 hour 30 min

This thin crust pizza dough recipe will be a hit in your house.


  • 5 c flour + some for dusting
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/4 c cold water
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 spoon pizza sauce

Toppings suggestions

  • Caramelized onions
  • Arrabiata Sauce
  • Grilled Bell Peppers
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • Green Onions
  • Smoked Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Ricotta Meatballs


  1. Preheat your oven as high as it will go for at least 45 minutes to one hour..
  2. Mix the flour, sea salt and yeast on low speed until all is incorporated then add the water.
  3. The dough should be smooth and sticky but should not stick to the sides of the bowl, only a little to the bottom.
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the basil and freshly grated parmigiana reggianno.
  5. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce in the center and spread it around with the back of a spoon leaving 1 inch of space at the edges.
  6. Allow to rest for a few minute for the cheese to set.
  7. If topping with heirloom tomato slices, make sure to use the firm ones, otherwise the pizza would be watery.