Crispy thin crust pizza freshly made in your own kitchen

How about a crispy thin crust pizza freshly made in your own kitchen?

I love homemade pizza, it is so easy to make and more flavoursome than store bought or takeaway pizza.  It is also cheaper, healthier and has a lovely fresh taste.



For the base

300g strong bread flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp instant yeast

1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

For the sauce

200ml passata

1 garlic clove (crushed)

Dried oregano

Handful of fresh basil

Chilli flakes if you like some extra heat in your sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 240C/220C fan.  If you are using a pizza stone (it is really worth investing in one – the pizza crust is lovely and crisp) place it in the oven now so that it is hot enough by the time you are ready to cook your pizza.
  • Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well, gradually pour in 180ml warm water and the olive oil.  Mix together with a wooden spoon. If the dough is too sticky that’s easily remedied, just add a bit more flour or if it’s too dry add a little water!
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. You can leave the dough to rise if you like, but it’s not essential for a thin crust.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven.
  • To make the tomato sauce mix 200ml passata, a handful of fresh basil, 1 crushed garlic clove, dried oregano and chilli flakes together. Spoon onto your bases and spread with the back of your spoon. (You could make the sauce in advance to allow the flavours to combine.)
  • Dust your pizza peel (This is the long-handled disc used for inserting and removing pizzas from the oven, you can buy it easily online – if you don’t have a pizza peel use the back of a cookie baking sheet but honestly the pizza peel is worth the investment) with a 50-50 mix of semolina and flour. Semolina is gritty, it makes the pizza slide better onto your pizza stone and adds an extra crispness.
  • Top the bases with your chosen ingredients, drizzle with olive oil, and bake until the crust is crisp and the topping is bubbling.


Topping suggestions: 

There are so many different choices of topping. Have fun trying different combinations and discover a new favourite: grated cheese, olives, chopped onion, chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes, broccoli florets, sliced courgettes, sliced mushrooms, tinned sweetcorn, roasted vegetables, chopped pineapple, tuna, ham, cooked chicken, chorizo, pepperoni, salami…

You can also use this pizza base recipe to make a garlic pizza bread.

  • Make the bases a little thicker than for the thin base pizza.
  • In a bowl mix together a teaspoon of garlic puree and a heaped tablespoon of butter.
  • Spread it over the base using a knife.
  • Top your base with grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until risen and golden.

garlic bread

You can freeze the pizza dough too, you can make a batch and divide the dough into individual portions wrapped in cling film or in freezer bags. Defrost thoroughly before use.


Bellissimo! Simple, quick and tasty…what more could you ask for?

Keep smiling 🙂



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68 Responses to Crispy thin crust pizza freshly made in your own kitchen

  1. serenityyou says:

    we love making our own pizza’s especially with the kids, can be so much fun

  2. Frances 🌺 says:

    Love this post! Will definitely need to look for a pizza peel 😃

  3. I must try this – we love pizza and this looks fab! Kaz x

  4. Home made pizza is the best.

  5. Rachel says:

    I really want to try and make my own, the ones with the cauliflower as a base have really got my imagination and im not the biggest pizza fan, but these look so much better than big brand ones x

  6. This sounds sooo good, I love making my own pizza but have never done the base myself. I have pinned this to try x

  7. We love pizza making one of the most fun things children can make think. I’ve pinned for future use as we do usually cheat and buy premade bases!

  8. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops says:

    We love making homemade pizzas – it’s always so much fun and they taste awesome

  9. Mmmm sounds yummy! Love home made pizza and we don’t eat shop pizza but this is by far the simplest recipe I’ve seen.

  10. angie says:

    oh yes my favorite pizza always has thin crust the toppings can be many different ones but the crust must always be thin thanks so much for sharing your post with me

  11. OK I am going to try this real soon. Looks yummy.

  12. This looks delicious! I’m going to try this next weekend 🙂

  13. Shann Eva says:

    Looks yummy! My oldest son loves making our own pizza. This sounds like a great recipe.

  14. Amber NElson says:

    I love crispy thin pizza. This looks really good!

  15. I love that the dough recipe can be used for a second recipe! A great way to simplify cooking, love it…

  16. I am wondering if I have the kind of fortitude to do this…LOL…at least you know what is in it when you do it yourself

  17. michelle says:

    Claire, I LOVE this post. Making pizza at home is one of my favorite things. All of the toppings you listed sound so good that I want to rush off to the grocery store right now

  18. Yonca says:

    Thin crust, homemade pizza!! Looks delicious! We love making pizza together at home with extra extra cheese. Happy Sunday!

  19. This is absolutely good. I love making pizza in my own. i want pizza now

  20. This crust is the only way to go in my house. Your pizzas look so delicious!

  21. I do like a thin crust pizza so might give this a try. Thanks. 🙂

  22. We love making pizza for a weekend lunch. I will definitely be trying out your recipe!

  23. Looks good! I’ll have to try out making my own crust 🙂

  24. These look so yummy! I love home made pizza but have never made my own crust

  25. bericebaby says:

    Yes Yes Yes!!!
    I needed this. My OH asked me the other day if I knew how to make my own pizza after spending a fortune at Dominoes LOL
    Thanks so much for this hun
    Charlotte x

  26. Looks delicious Claire. YUM! thank you for the recipe.

  27. Melissa says:

    Your recipes are amazing! I have never made thin crust because I’m afraid I would burn it.

  28. Debra says:

    My husband loves thin crust! I am going to have to try this!

  29. Elizabeth O. says:

    Who wouldn’t love a pizza like this! I love making homemade pizza because I can put whatever I want, and this recipe would help a lot in that area! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Olfa Turki says:

    I love to make pizza at home, but I’ve never tried making my own crust. I’ve got to try this.

  31. Nicole says:

    Pizza! Pizza Omg! pizza. I really do love pizza. We made a homemade pizza and its great ‘coz we can put whatever we want. Pizza is my favorite.

  32. Liz Mays says:

    I totally love a good thin crust pizza with some snap. Now I’m tempted to do this for dinner!

  33. All our pizza is homemade. I do not allow any other pizza in the house. Except for one birthday party, when we bought pre-made pizza at Cosco and I still feel bad about it, like I betrayed my principles 🙁

  34. Pearliza Paguio says:

    One of my frustrations. Making pizza in the house. >.< I'd love to make some anytime i want at home. Thanks for sharing Claire!

  35. We love making our own pizza at home! That way we get to pick our favorite toppings! lol I love thin crust best, so we’ll be trying this recipe!

  36. This pizza sounds so yummy. I really need to make my own pizza again x

  37. Looks so delicious! We love making our own pizzas usually with thin crust. Thank you for sharing!

  38. 113directory says:

    Thin crispy crust will never take the place of my pan pizza tastes.

  39. I never like the pizza crust I make from scratch. I can’t wait to try this one!

  40. Omg this pizza looks delicious! Definitely going to have to make one for the family! Yum!

  41. Because... I'm cheap says:

    Looks delicious. I love my pizza crispy 🙂

  42. Ana De-Jesus says:

    I love homemade pizza although I can’t have it any more because it irritates my intestines and hernia. Looks good though.

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