Quick, Thin-Crust Pizza

This tasty pizza recipe was inspired by Jamie Oliver's and will become a

staple in your last-minute dinners! It lacks the greasiness, preservatives, and hidden sugar of its frozen or take-away counterparts and will leave you satisfied. Serve it up with a salad or other veggie side, top it with whatever you have around or prefer, and comment on your favorite toppings. In my house that usually means my home-made pizza sauce (you can find that recipe at the bottom); thinly-sliced bell peppers; Monterey Jack, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese (or a combination); and a last grating of Parmesan cheese and a garnish of small basil leaves.

Quick, Thin-Crust Pizza

Dough (makes 4 medium, thin-crust pizzas):


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour + a little extra to prevent sticking (I use unbleached)

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

herbs (whatever you have-rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil)

grate in 1-2 cloves garlic (depending on size. If you use fresh cloves rather than the jarred garlic or garlic powder then you will not get garlic breath/aftertaste)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

a splash of water

almond meal to dust the surface (you can also use plain flour or corn meal which gives a nice crispy texture, but I prefer the almond meal for a fun and interesting addition to the texture)

  1. Mix dry ingredients in food processor

  2. Add yogurt and mix

  3. Add water very slowly until the dough starts to form a ball as it goes around. Only add a few drops at a time-it’s very easy to add too much (in which case simply add a little more flour

  4. Once the ball has formed remove from food processor and lightly dust with flour to prevent sticking

  5. Lay dough on almond meal-dusted surface

  6. Divide dough into 4 (or 3 if you want them bigger or thicker crust)

  7. Roll out one ball into a thin layer

  8. Place dough in metal-handled pan on the stovetop. The pan should have already been warmed at a medium heat with a drizzle of olive in it and the dough should take up the bottom of the pan and go up the sides a little.

  9. Add toppings (sauce, meat, vegetables, cheese, any additional herbs etc.) and allow to cook until the bottom of the crust is cooked. This should take about 3-5 minutes

  10. Put in broiler for approximately 2-3 minutes just to make the cheese and other toppings crispy. Watch it carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Pizza Sauce

1 14.5 oz can tomatoes

2 heaping tablespoons sun dried tomatoes (from jar)

Splash of balsamic vinegar (about 1 tsp)


Generous amount of basil and oregano (or whatever herbs you prefer)

1-2 cloves garlic

Blend everything in a blender and simply pour on top of the pizza.

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