Traditional Thin Pizza Crust for Convection Oven: A Simple Recipe

4.3/5 rating 3 votes
  • Prep. Time:
  • Cooking Time: -
  • Total Time:
  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 3/4c warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 2c all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil for rising process


  1. Pour warm water over the yeast.  Stir lightly to mix then let stand without mixing for about 5 minutes to activate the yeast.  When yeast mixture is ready, sift together flour and salt and combine with wet ingredients, except the olive oil.  Stir until dough begins to form a soft ball and turn out onto a floured countertop.  Knead dough with the heels of your palms until dough smooths and feels elastic.  

  2. Let dough rise in a well oiled bowl for 1-1½ hours or until it doubles in size.  Bowl should be covered with plastic and left in a warm place so as to help dough rise without drying out.

  3. With the doubled dough, separate to create two equal portions.  Lightly form into ball shape and let rest, dusted with flour, for 10 minutes. 

  4. If you want to store your dough to use later, wrap in plastic and keep in the refrigerator. When you are ready to use your dough, make sure to let it return to room temperature before unwrapping and rolling out.

  5. To use your dough immediately, roll dough portions into 2 thin rounds. You may leave a slight rim around the edge if you want, or simply roll out the edges to create a flat crust.  

The next time you feel like using your convection oven, try a traditional thin crust pizza.  This dough is made specifically for the convection oven, and tastes great.  Convection ovens don't take any longer than normal ovens to cook food, so you will be enjoying your meal in no time.

A convection oven is a great way to cook a pizza, and you can easily cook any variety of dough, whether it is gluten free, yeast free, whole wheat, thin crust, or thick crust.  Convection ovens are also compatible with any kind of sauce, cheese, or toppings you can imagine. Try this simple and easy recipe: a thin crust dough that cooks perfectly and easily in your convection oven.

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit for all of your pizza making needs.

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.