This thin crust pizza is cheeseless like the classic Italian pizzas you will find in some regions of Italy. Drizzled all over with good olive oil, the thin and crispy base, crunchy yet chewy crust and flavorful tomatoes, basil and garlic are all you need anyway!
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If you are a follower of The Cheerful Kitchen then you know that last time I posted my recipe for Spinach Pizza Dough. I had finally decided to make up my own homemade pizza dough after being inspired by my little sister to do so, and I took a health tip from her by putting pureed spinach into it. Look! You wouldn’t have even noticed that the dough was green if I didn’t tell you, huh?
I use to be intimidated by homemade pizza. Tell the truth – you are too, right? Guys, I didn’t need to be, and you don’t need to be either! All it takes is some time and the right tools, but anyone could do it. It’s EASY.
The Best Homemade Thin Crust Pizza – The Tools
I have discovered that all you need to make a killer homemade, thin crust pizza that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside is the right tools. Here is my list of kitchen pizza necessities.
Let’s discuss the tools for a minute.
Stand Mixer: You could always skip the stand mixer and kneed by hand…. but why would you do that when your mixed could do it for you? Plus, it takes longer to kneed by hand, so you are making your recipe easier AND quicker by using a stand mixer.
Pizza Stone: I use to make homemade pizza on a cookie sheet. I thought it was pretty good. Not crispy, but what do you want from a homemade pizza? Then I invested a mere $14 in a pizza stone, made sure it was preheated in a nice HOT oven, and changed my life forever. This was restaurant quality pizza, guys! The pizza stone is a total game changer, and until I am able to build myself a fire heated pizza oven in the backyard (I’m totally doing that someday), a pizza stone will be the only way I make pizza at home from now on.
Course Ground Corn Meal: So, course ground corn meal. I mean, you could just spray your pizza stone with some cooking spray or grease it with oil first, but I really love that sandy corn meal on the bottom of each slice of pizza. It makes it taste authentic to me. And it’s a cinch to slide your pizza onto and off the pizza stone with it.
I made this pizza without cheese for the sake of keeping it vegan – and it was really really good just like it is – but you could add cheese without changing anything. Change the toppings up too! Think of this recipe as more of a guide on how to make a delicious thin crust pizza with my Spinach Pizza Dough, and then run wild with it.
What are you going to put on your pizza? Tell me in the comments!
Get the Spinach Pizza Dough recipe HERE.