Pre-Baked Pizza Crust

Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas. Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas. 

I’ve wanted to make my own pre-baked pizza crusts for… well, practically forever. We used to buy frozen commercial crusts, back when they were easy to find. That little step made homemade pizzas so much easier. 

And now, beside harder to find, they’re also more expensive. And not exactly what I want (which for me is cracker thin, but this recipe can go regular too).

Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas. 

Individual pizzas make everyone happy!

Of course, today’s small wood-fired pizza craze provides even more motivation. How do you not love something that comes in a million mouth-watering varieties! Everyone can have their favorite—or people can have a little taste of everything! 

Divide crust per your preferences. Bigger, smaller, thin, super-thin.

Yes, I know, I can hear your whispering. I could bake the crust the same time I bake the pizza. But rolling out crust(s) takes just enough extra energy that I can’t seem to make it happen.  Yes, I’m weak. 

Prick all over to reduce large bubbles

It may all stem back to my 8th grade graduation slumber party. We made our own pizzas that night, but not from Chef Boyardee mix and hamburger “sausage”. Instead my mom went to Pizza Hut for all the ingredients (including pre-baked crust). That was way cooler. And a big hit. 

Just out of oven

So “pre-baked pizza crust” was already on my list when my Sunday blogging group (see below) provided the final push. But would the family think I was crazy?

Well, Hawaiian pizza is something my youngest has been asking for every time we go out, so she was good with that. And Pesto with Fresh Mozzarella is a fave of daughter #1. My husband is a classic Sausage & Pepperoni kinda’ guy and that was easy too.

Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas. 

Save storage!

Do you think I’ll make Mom of the Day if everyone feels catered to?

When dinner was over, everyone was talking excitedly about making pizzas again tomorrow. I have the crust already pre-baked so anything they decide will be a snap. Yes, my youngest even stayed and helped with the dishes.

I did feel like Mom of the Day!  Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas. 

Pre-Baked Pizza Crust
Serves 6
Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home. And it makes pizza night a snap, even making lots of different top-your-own pizzas.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
219 calories
41 g
0 g
3 g
6 g
0 g
98 g
397 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
98g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 397mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 envelope or a scant Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
  2. • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  3. • 1 Cup Warm Water (about 110 F)
  4. • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  5. • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  6. • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour (or part whole wheat flour)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer, mix together the olive oil, yeast, sugar, and warm water and allow to sit until foamy.
  3. Add salt and 1/2 cup flour to yeast mixture and begin mixing (using stand mixer or by hand). Continue adding ½ cup at a time until all of the flour has been used and the dough has started to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Adjust flour to water ratio if needed, adding a little more flour if dough is very damp or a little more water if very dry.
  4. Continue mixing on medium speed, or hand knead, for 3-5 minutes until the dough is smooth (hand kneading will take longer).
  5. Shape the dough into a ball and cut in half. If you want two regular 12-inch pizzas, you can skip ahead to the next step. For individual sized pizzas (8-10 inch) cut each dough half into two pieces for normal thickness pizzas (total of 4) or into three pieces (total of six) for cracker thin individually sized crusts.
  6. On floured parchment paper, roll out the first crust to the desired size and thickness. Prick all over with a fork to prevent large bubbles. Transfer crust to the oven rack on the parchment paper using a pizza peel or using a thin cookie sheet like a pizza peel. Bake for 5 minutes or until just getting crispy. Repeat with remaining dough pieces (see note)
  7. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  8. When cool, cover and use within a few days or freeze. If freezing in a stack (like in my Rubbermaid container), freeze each crust individually before stacking or separate with a couple layers of wax paper.
Notes
  1. . Note: You can freeze the extra dough if you aren’t able to pre-bake the whole batch.
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calories
219
fat
3g
protein
6g
carbs
41g
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Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas.Making Pre-Baked Pizza Crust is super easy at home.  And it makes pizza night a snap, even with lots of different top-your-own pizzas.

23 thoughts on “Pre-Baked Pizza Crust

    1. Inger Post author

      Next task–see how high a percentage I can go with adding some white whole wheat flour to make them even healthier. Gotta sneak in the healthy foods for teens 🙂

    1. Inger Post author

      They’re going to be a regular at our house! I think I may even be able to teach my husband to top and bake one 🙂

  1. Audrey

    This is a great idea. My son is plain cheese, husband is all about the meats, and both revolt at the thought of vegetables on pizza which I adore. Plus I love the idea of having the crusts ready to go at a moment’s notice for last minute meals or snacks.

    1. Inger Post author

      I can’t believe how many times I moved this to the bottom of my “to do” list. Happy I finally did it!

  2. Juliana

    This is a super great idea…everyone can top the pizza with their favorite toppings…thanks for the inspiration Inger.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

    1. Inger Post author

      I can’t believe how much they ask for some pre-baked crusts Thao! Plus this way I get them cracker thin like we like them (or could go with thicker on some if we had chewier crust guests…)

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