Chicago’s famous pizza place, Lou Malnati’s, has one of the tasty pizza crusts. We found a perfectly flaky and buttery recipe that tastes as good as the real thing!

How To Make Lou's Famous Favorite Flaky Crust Recipe

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25 mins
30 mins
55 mins


  • 3 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup semolina
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter melted
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cream of tarter
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • handful of fresh basil


  • Mix together the flour, semolina, yeast, and water until well combined, then let sit for about 25 minutes.
  • Add the oil and butter, then knead the dough lightly.
  • Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate overnight.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and roll out into a circle, then bake for 5 minutes at 450 degrees.
  • To build your pizza, start with spreading the tomato sauce over the dough, leaving space around the edges.
  • Layer on slices of mozzarella, followed by the tomato slices and basil.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.