Traditional Thin Crust Dough for Grill

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  • 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 and grilling


  1. Combine water and yeast, stir lightly and let stand 3-5 minutes until creamy.  Sift together the flour and the salt.  Make a small well in the center and pour in yeast and water.  Using both hands or a wooden spoon, combine ingredients until a soft dough forms.  Remove dough to a floured countertop and knead for about 10 minutes or until texture becomes smooth and elastic.  If dough sticks, add flour one tablespoon at a time to the countertop until dough can be easily kneaded without breaking or sticking.  

  2. Using two tablespoons of olive oil, coat dough and the inside of a large bowl. Place dough inside and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel.  Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (1-1½ hours).  

  3. Remove dough, place once again floured work space and divide into two equal balls.  Let sit for 10 minutes with tops lightly covered with flour.  

  4. If you want to stop here and save your dough for later, wrap it tightly and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

  5. Otherwise, knead dough into rounds about ½” thick, or thicker if you desire, leaving no rim around the edge as it will interfere with the cooking process.

This regular thin crust will be great for your next cookout on the grill.  Impress your guests with your great homemade dough!

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.

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