Crazy Crust Pizza is a thin-crust sensation that lives up to its name by using a liquid batter instead of traditional dough. This unique approach results in a delightful pizza experience that’s crispy and thin, making it hard to resist a second (or third) slice. If you are on the hunt for easy main course recipes, make sure to look at our Easy Chicken Taco Soup!

crazy crust pizza in a sheet pan.

Historically Delicious!

The authentic Crazy Crust Pizza dates back to a 1969 Pillsbury flour bag recipe. This original version bakes up thin and crispy, akin to a Dutch baby pancake and is irresistibly delicious.

Tips for Making the Perfect Crazy Crust Pizza

  1. Use All-Purpose Flour: This flour’s lower gluten content is ideal for achieving a chewy yet crispy crust.
  2. Pre-cook Your Meat: Make sure to add fully cooked meats before adding them to the batter.
  3. Bake Toppings with Batter: Adding your toppings (except cheese and sauce) directly onto the wet batter during the first bake ensures they cook perfectly.

Ingredients That Make It Crazy Good

  • Flour: All-purpose flour yields a balanced, chewy, and crispy crust.
  • Pepperoni: Classic and flavorful, but feel free to substitute with your favorite meats like sausage, ground beef, or chicken.
  • Pizza Sauce: Homemade or store-bought, it adds the essential tomato flavor to your pizza.
  • Cheese: A pizza isn’t complete without a generous layer of melted cheese on top.

Customizing Your Crazy Crust Pizza

Without Pepperoni: You can easily swap out pepperoni for other meats like Italian sausage, ground beef, or Canadian bacon.

Adding Veggies: Onions, peppers, and jalapeños make fantastic additions. Place them on the wet batter for the first bake to ensure they cook through properly.

Cooking Methods: Baking Sheet vs. Skillet

While a baking sheet is recommended for a crispier, thinner crust, you can also make Crazy Crust Pizza in a large oven-safe skillet for a thicker, chewier crust. Both methods are delicious, so it ultimately comes down to your personal preference.

A sliced crazy crust pizza.

Storage and Reheating Tips

This is best served immediately, but if you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes to regain some of that initial crispiness.

A sliced crazy crust pizza.

Crazy Crust Pizza

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Discover Crazy Crust Pizza, a thin-crust sensation using liquid batter for a crispy, unique twist on homemade pizza. Easy and delicious!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • cup whole milk, room temperature


  • 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups 113g mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • parsley, chopped, optional for garnish


  • Adjust oven rack to the lowest position and preheat 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, and pepper.
  • Add eggs and milk.
  • Stir until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly to cover the bottom.
  • Arrange pepperoni slices evenly over the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over the baked crust.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the sauce.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Slice and serve hot, garnished with parsley.

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