Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe

Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe
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This easy cornmeal pizza dough recipe is both super easy to make, as well as delicious. It can’t get any better than that!

Note: This recipe makes a large pizza crust or two smaller crusts.

The texture of this dough is lightly crispy and deliciously chewy at the same time when baked. And you also don’t have to worry about getting any yeast out for this crust.

homemade pizza dough

A Pizza Dough Recipe For Busy Days or Nights

Not that there’s anything wrong with using yeast for a pizza crust. It’s just that I wanted to create an easy cornmeal pizza dough recipe for those busy weekday nights.

Or even busy days, if you’d like to make a quick pizza for brunch or even lunch. And since there’s no yeast involved, there’s less time that you have to wait around for the dough to rise.

This means you get to eat your pizza a lot quicker:)

Is it Better to Buy or Make Your Own Pizza Dough?

There will be times when you won’t have time to make your own pizza dough/crust. Fortunately, there are some great pre-made options out there. Especially if you just came home from work, you’re really not going to be in the mood.

But nothing truly compares to making your own homemade pizza dough, am I right?

It may take a little more time, but making pizza dough from scratch is so much more fulfilling. There’s just no comparison to that fresh homemade taste, honestly.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough Recommendation

A cornmeal pizza crust may not be your thing (don’t knock it till you try it, though). Or if you’d like more pizza dough options, this pizza dough with wheat flour may be what you’re looking for.

This whole-wheat pizza dough recipe does include yeast. But not to fear: this is such an easy-to-make pizza dough. And the resulting crust is lightly crispy and soft.

How to Make This Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough

To reiterate: this pizza dough recipe is super easy to make. First, you’re going to add some warm water to a medium-large bowl.

Next, you will add in all of the other dry ingredients; combining with a fork till a dough forms. Then you will knead the dough a few times to make sure the ingredients are well-incorporated.

The dough should only be slightly sticky. If it’s still too sticky or wet for you, sprinkle a little more flour in.

After the dough is allowed to rest for 20 minutes, it’s ready to be shaped and topped with whatever pizza toppings you desire. Then into the oven it goes!

Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe Ingredients:

You only need seven simple ingredients (including the water) to make this cornmeal pizza dough. And if you usually keep cornmeal on hand, you’re pretty much good to go.

As to what kind of cornmeal to use, I would go with mild/medium cornmeal. My favorite is mild, though. Then there’s coarse cornmeal.. If you prefer to use it, then try using it, and see how it goes. I would think it’s more suitable for cornbread, to be honest.

  • Cornmeal: Mild cornmeal is best for this pizza dough, but you can definitely use whatever kind you prefer.
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar (only two tsp)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Water: Make sure it’s lukewarm. It helps to make the dough more easier to work with.

More Easy Homemade Bread Recipes for You to Try

I hope you enjoy this easy cornmeal pizza dough recipe as much as my family and I do. I also encourage any comments or feedback on this recipe. Thank you so much, and may you and your family be blessed!

Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe

Easy Cornmeal Pizza Dough Recipe

This easy cornmeal pizza dough makes the most tastiest crust – ready for your favorite pizza toppings!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 Large Crust
Calories 307.06 kcal


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour (add more only if needed)
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cane sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. To a large bowl, add in the warm water and olive oil. Combine well.
  • Add in all the dry ingredients (cornmeal – sugar). Combine with fork until soft dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
    *Add in a bit more flour if the dough is wet still..*
    Let the dough sit for 20 minutes in a greased bowl.
  • Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. On a floured surface, form the dough into a large pizza crust or two smaller crusts.
    Place the crust(s) on the parchment-lined pan. Top with pizza sauce and other desired pizza toppings.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and toppings are cooked throughout.
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