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One-Hour Pizza Crust

This pizza crust makes one large pizza (the size of a standard cookie sheet, or about a 16 inch round pizza pan). While you could use 100% whole wheat flour, I usually use 1/2 white flour, so it's light like traditional crust. 

It takes about 10 minutes to prep, 60 minutes to rise, then about 10 minutes to bake. You could have pizza in just over an hour! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 large pizza
Author Faithful Plateful


  • 2 1/4 cups flour (I use 1 cup white bread flour and 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour)
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup lukewarm water


  1. Mix the flours, yeast, and salt. 

    In a liquid measuring cup, stir warm water, honey and optional oil together.

  2. Pour water into flour mixture. Dump onto clean counter and knead for 7 minutes (set a timer!) or use a dough hook of a stand mixer. 

    Shape into a ball and place dough in a floured or greased bowl. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. I like to put it in my oven with the light on if it's chilly in the house. 

  3. After rising, press dough onto pizza pan and cover with desired toppings. Bake at 500 degrees for 7-10 minutes.