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Horizontal image of a sliced pizza topped with tomatoes and melted cheese on a parchment paper.

Chewy and Crunchy Pizza Dough

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 2 10-inch pizza rounds 1x


This simple pizza dough recipe is chewy, crunchy, and full of herbaceous flavor. The mixture of herbs really brings this crust to life.


  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour (or other high-gluten flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil (or 2 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water


  1. Combine and knead together all the ingredients until you have a smooth, soft dough, about 3-4 minutes. You can use your hands or a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment on medium speed. 
  2. Cover dough and allow to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  3. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Shape each piece into a 10-inch circle or 8-by-10-inch rectangle, and place each on a piece of parchment paper or on a greased baking sheet. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes, until puffy.
  4. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 475˚F.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, until set. 
  6. Add desired toppings, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Brush the crust edge with olive oil
  7. Bake for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.


Adapted from Hannah of Honey & Jam.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: American
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Keywords: pizza, herbs, yeast, bread flour