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.

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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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Crazy Crust Pizza

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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!

Ingredients

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

Topping

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

Instructions

  • 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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Reader Comments

  1. I used Gluten Free (Krusteaz) 1 for 1 flour and loved it. But I didn’t realize I needed to put the Sausage and Ham on at the same time as the Pepperoni. I will do that next time. Being Gluten free means really bad pizza until now. Thanks Amanda, and I love the Cookbook.

    Mari

  2. Would there be a difference using table salt vs kosher salt? I don’t have kosher salt on hand.
    Can wheat flour be substitute? Need to add any ingredients?
    Going to make with grandchildren!

    1. Hi – yes, you can use wheat flour. And if you are using table salt, use half the amount the recipe suggests. 🙂

  3. This crust tastes amazing! I did have an issue with the crust curling on the outer edges. I am trying to figure out if I did something wrong!

  4. I’m wondering if this could be adapted for a dessert. Halved, grilled or seared plums would be wonderful on this type of crust. For recipe creators, I bet you could do it!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazingly wonderful. Had my doubts while baking. Next time I won’t bake as long as the recipe calls for. Was a little to done for my liking. Used your homemade pizza sauce recipe also. The only thing different was I also added pepperoni and japaneos on top of the cheese. If you like thin crispy crust this won’t disappoint! Will be making this again soon!

  6. Hiya,

    Sounds like a delicious easy recipe for making pizza, for I guess you can use sausage, ham etc. instead of pepperoni, is that not the case?? Thanks, Sparky

    1. Yup – I wrote this in the post. Just make sure whatever meat you add has been precooked.
      “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.”

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