Crazy Crust Pizza is a thin crust pizza that lives up to its name by using a liquid batter rather than a traditional dough for its crust! If you are looking for a more traditional pizza, be sure to check out my pizza dough recipe which is the perfect classic pizza crust.


Overhead of a Crazy Crust Pizza with Pepperoni on a Cutting Board.

Crazy Crust Pizza

Crazy Crust Pizza has recently gone viral on TikTok, so of course, I had to try it out for myself! However, the recipe that is going viral is NOT the original. The tiktok recipe actually looks like a giant soft pancake crust. I feel bad for anyone who is trying that version!

The original Crazy Crust Pizza recipe is from a bag of Pillsbury flour from 1969. It really is crazy how this pizza comes together perfectly using a liquid crust. (Hint: it is essentially a dutch baby) It ends up coming out thin and crispy, making everybody want to go back for more! This recipe is so simple.

Pouring Pizza Batter, Adding Meat, Baking, Adding Sauce, and then Adding Cheese to Make a Crazy Crust Pizza.

Crazy Crust Pizza Ingredients

Flour: I use all-purpose flour for this recipe. Because of its lower gluten content, it yields a perfectly balanced chewy, yet delightfully crispy crust.

Pepperoni: This is my all-time favorite pizza topping! I love a classic pepperoni pizza, but other toppings can easily be substituted as well.

Pizza Sauce: I love my homemade pizza sauce, but store-bought sauce works just as great in a pinch!

Pizza Cutter Cutting Through a Crazy Crust Pizza.

Can I Make This Without Pepperoni?

Of course! Italian sausage, ground beef, Canadian bacon, chicken … the options are endless! If substituting the pepperoni with another meat, just be sure that it is precooked, and add it directly on top of the wet batter during the first bake, just like you would with the pepperoni.

Cut Up Crazy Crust Pizza Showing The Bottom of One Piece.

Can I add Veggies to my Pizza?

Absolutely! I made a veggie version of this pizza using onions, peppers, and jalapeños, and it was amazing. You could use any veggies you want, again, just be sure that you add any toppings (aside from the cheese and sauce) directly onto the wet batter during the first bake, as this ensures everything is cooked well.

Hand Holding a Piece of Crazy Crust Pizza.

Would Crazy Crust Pizza Work In a Skillet?

Yes! I have made it in a large oven-safe skillet, and it was still very tasty. It really comes down to personal preference. If a crispier, thinner crust is your preference, I recommend using the baking sheet. The skillet will yield a thicker, chewier crust pizza. 

If you love all things pizza, be sure to also check out my pizza sliders and focaccia pepperoni pizza.

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4.90 from 29 votes

Crazy Crust Pizza

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Crazy Crust Pizza is a thin crust pizza that lives up to its name by using a liquid batter rather than a traditional dough for its crust!



  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • cup (163g) whole milk, room temperature


  • 1 cup (5 ounces) pepperoni slices, about 75 slices
  • 1 cup (257g) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (113g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • parsley, optional for garnish


  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a rimmed 10×15-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, eggs, and milk. Stir until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, making sure it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Top with pepperoni and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Top with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes more, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Slice and serve hot, garnished with parsley if desired.

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  1. tried it, loved it. Pepperoni,salami,mushrooms, bell pepper and onion. I think next time I will put a smidgen of garlic and onion powder in the batter

  2. 5 stars
    my 42 yo son and i LOVE it. this will be in my bi-weekly menu.
    i had large sandwich pepperoni, so i cut it up and put 1/3 in the crust and used my iron skillet. then transfer it to a flat pizza pan to finish.

  3. While I prefer a typical crust, this is great for my lower carb requirements and because it uses less flour my elderly mother can digest it better

    1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy this vintage recipe. If you found the crust to be too soft maybe it could have baked longer. Were you eating it alone, or did you eat it with traditional pizza toppings? Typically the majority of flavor comes from the toppings.

      1. I made it with shredded chicken breast and baked it for 20 min. I then took it out and put bbq sauce and mozzarella on it. All your other recipes I tried came out great. Guess being Italian and making homemade pizza dough make it a disappointment.

    1. bubbles are great! Just pop them when you see them (if you want!) and it will bake up great. We love the bubbles in this crust.

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