Dinner in a Flash: 3 Store-Bought Pizza Doughs



Making your own dough is great, but not if it delays dinner. Use our three store-bought picks for pie on the fly!

THIN: Mama Mary’s Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts

These thin crusts with a brick-oven flavor stayed crisp even when we piled on the toppings. ($4.99 for 2 crusts)

THICKER: Schwan’s Starter Crust

This reminded us of a slice straight from a pizza parlor, with a crunchy, sweet-earthy taste. ($7.24 for 2 crusts)

THICKEST: Boboli Original Pizza Crust

After just 10 minutes in the oven, this crust got puffy and deliciously chewy—without being too doughy. ($4.59 for 1 crust)

—Lambeth Hochwald

From the September 2012: Italian Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray

Trend Alert: Deep-Fry That Pizza!


The latest “it” pizza—called the montanara—is hitting pizza joints across the country. Derived from a Neapolitan recipe, the pie stars soft, fluffy dough that’s briefly oil-fried before being topped with relatively minimal sauce and cheese and a few leaves of basil, then finished in the oven. The result is a crust that’s chewy, light, oh-so-slightly crunchy—and more or less impossible to resist. 

—Christine Richmond

From the September 2012 “Italian Issue” of Every Day with Rachael Ray