Easy Pizzeria Style Thin Crust Pizza

With a few special ingredients, you can make this easy pizzeria style thin crust pizza in your own kitchen~in less than 30 minutes.

Pizzeria style thin crust pizzaThis pizza has become a favorite at our house. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes like pizza often served at local pizzerias. We like it as well as or better than takeout, and it is far better than any frozen pizza we’ve ever eaten.

The secret is in the “doctored” crust and a few special ingredients that kick the flavor up a Johnny's great Caesar gnotch.

The Crust: I use Mama Mary’s ultra thin gourmet crusts, which come two to a package. They truly are paper thin and have less fat & calories than most other crusts.

The secret to super yummy crust is to doctor it a bit before adding the toppings. I brush each crust liberally with extra virgin olive oil, then follow with a good sprinkling of Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning. I am obsessed with this seasoning and use it ALL the time~on breads, in spaghetti sauce, on pizza crust, and on oven roasted potatoes. I buy the Johnny’s at my Costco, but it is available here on amazon as well.

The Toppings:

  • Boar’s Head Pepperoni or Margherita Italian style pepperoni are the two best supermarket brands (according to Cook’s Illustrated taste tests). I use Boar’s Head, and it is yummy. I’ve never used the Margherita simply because I’ve not seen it in my grocery.
  • Del Grosso Old Style Pizza Sauce has great flavor, all natural ingredients, and no added sugar. It is the best jarred sauce that I’ve found so far, and it is located in the pasta sauce aisle.
  • Penzey’s Frozen Pizza Seasoning is a favorite little tweak that I add to make homemade (or frozen) pizza taste better. It is a special blend of spices and garlic. Just a sprinkling on top of the sauce gives it a little extra kick and homemade flavor.
  • Mozzarella: I always use shredded because it is easy, but fresh would surely be fab. The whole milk actually tastes better to me, but I usually buy the part-skim to cut the fat calories.

Note: Parchment paper is key to making this pizza develop the perfect crisp texture, and it makes cleanup a snap too.

Pizzeria Style Thin Crust Pizza

Pizzeria Style Thin Crust Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy thin crust pizza is so yummy, you may never buy frozen again!


  • Mama Mary's ultra thin gourmet pizza crusts
  • Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning (to taste)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup EVOO
  • Del Grosso Old Style Pizzeria Sauce
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • Penzey's Frozen Pizza Seasoning (optional but makes it better)
  • Boar's Head Pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place crusts on top of parchment paper.
  3. Brush EVOO on top of pizza crusts.
  4. Sprinkle Johnny's on top of crusts.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan on top of crusts.
  6. Spread pizza sauce on top of crust.
  7. Layer pepperoni on crust.
  8. Sprinkle Penzey's seasoning on pizza.
  9. Sprinkle mozzarella on top.
  10. Place parchment paper and pizza on top of pizza pan or baking sheet.
  11. Place pizza in oven; reduce heat to 425.
  12. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 656Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 129mgSodium 2123mgCarbohydrates 15gProtein 55g
easy pizzeria style pizza

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  1. Hi Cheryl!

    The very first ingredient listed is Mama Mary’s ultra thin pizza crusts. They are prepared and in most grocery stores near the deli where they have pita bread & flat bread. This is what I use, but you might find another thin crust you like also. Hope this helps; thanks for writing!!!

  2. Sounds delicious! But is this made using a store bought crust, or is there a recipe for one?

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