Italian Thin Crust Cheese Pizza

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"This is a very easy and great tasting pizza recipe I love to make. Don't let the simple ingredients make you think that this is a bland pizza, it is delicious. Regular diced tomatoes can be used in lieu of the fire roasted tomatoes but, there will be a difference in the flavour. Fresh herbs are best for this pizza. I do not recommend adding any toppings to this as the crust is too thin to hold anything heavy. Thanks John, for sharing this recipe with me."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (240.1 g)
  • Calories 337.4
  • Total Fat - 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 25.6 mg
  • Sodium - 727.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 15.7 g
  • Calcium - 408.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg


Step 1

Drain tomatoes well in colander.

Step 2

Pour into a non-reactive bowl.

Step 3

Add olive oil, sugar and garlic, and then add fresh herbs.

Step 4

Mix together and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.


Step 5

In large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

Step 6

In smaller bowl, mix together the water and oil.

Step 7

Add to dry mixture and mix well.

Step 8

Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.

Step 9

Oil a glass bowl and place dough in bowl.

Step 10

Cover with plastic wrap.

Step 11

Place bowl in warm draft free place for about 40 minutes, until doubled in size.

Step 12

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 13

Strain the sauce mixture.

Step 14

Oil a 16” round pizza pan and spread dough out on pan.

Step 15

Stab here and there with a fork and let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 16

Spread sauce to about 1 inch from the edges.

Step 17

Top with mozzarella cheese about 1 inch from edges.

Step 18

Bake for 10 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

Step 19

Broil until cheese starts to bubble.

Step 20

Allow to cool a bit, before slicing.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A fun cooking project and a delicious dinner! Made as directed except we used dried spices (decreasing the amount suggested). Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(22 Oct 2016)


We love thin crust pizza and this is just what I wanted! We added some black olives and onions and it was a great tasting pizza!

review by:
(31 May 2013)


I love thin crust pizza and this one was just what I was looking for! I really loved the taste of the sauce too. I loaded mine up with extra cheese and added some black olives and banana peppers on top. Yummy to the tummy good. Thanks for sharing Bea! Linda

(8 Mar 2012)