Easy Biscuit Pizza Crust

Easy Biscuit Pizza Crust

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
44 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Homemade pizza dough is a treat but it takes hours to make. Between mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking, it's a real time commitment. For a crispy, crunchy pizza crust that takes only minutes to put together, try using a baking mix.

Instead of using yeast as leavener, baking mixes contain baking powder. This means there's no need to let the dough rise, and the crust is more cracker-like than bread-like. Biscuit mix, like Bisquick, works best for this recipe. The crispy crust is a delicious palette for your choice of toppings.

You can buy a baking mix or biscuit mix for this super easy recipe, but why not make your own? It's incredibly convenient to have around for making quick breads, muffins, pancakes, biscuits, and, yes, pizza. It's cheaper than the purchased mixes and you can control what goes in it, which means no artificial ingredients or additives. Store the mix in your fridge until ready to use.

After your crust is mixed and formed, top with your favorite pizza toppings. Use a store-bought or homemade marinara sauce, your choice of melty cheeses, and whatever sliced veggies and meats you like. The crunchy crust can stand up to heavier toppings like ground beef and taco fixings or barbecue chicken. Form into four individual rounds for personal-sized pizzas, and let kids top their own before baking.


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening, or butter

  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups baking mix, or biscuit mix such as Bisquick

  • 1/3 cup hot water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Easy Biscuit Pizza Crust ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan with solid shortening or butter and sprinkle with cornmeal to coat.

    Grease a 12-inch pizza pan with solid shortening and sprinkle with cornmeal

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  3. In a medium bowl, combine baking mix, water, and olive oil. Mix well with a spoon until a dough forms.

    In a medium bowl, combine the baking mix, water, and olive oil

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  4. Press dough into prepared pizza pan, dipping fingers in flour as needed to prevent dough from sticking as you work. Top dough with favorite pizza toppings.

    Press the dough into the prepared pizza pan

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  5. Bake for 12 to 17 minutes or until crust is brown, toppings are thoroughly heated, and cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.

    Easy Biscuit Pizza Crust

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Topping Ideas

  • Meat Lover's: Browned sausage, sliced pepperoni, and diced ham or crispy bacon
  • Spinach and Artichoke: White sauce, diced canned artichokes, frozen spinach (defrosted and squeezed dry), garlic, mozzarella cheese
  • Taco Pizza: Taco sauce, browned ground beef, Mexican-style cheese, lettuce and tomato
  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza: Barbecue sauce, diced cooked chicken, red onion, cheese
  • Supreme: Olives, bell peppers, red onion
  • Buffalo: Buffalo sauce, mozzarella and bleu cheese, diced cooked chicken
  • Dessert Pizza: Cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar or Nutella spread, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce