CopyCat Pizza Hut Pizza Dough

Today’s Best Recipe is Copycat Pizza Hut Pizza Dough.

This pizza dough recipe yields flavor very close to Pizza Huts pizza dough.

Top it with copycat pizza sauce or use it to make a Pizza Hut Priazzo.

The end result will be a delicious pizza night your family won’t soon forget.

This recipe will make enough dough for one large pizza or two medium, or three small pizzas.

Check out our Pinterest Bread Board for more great bread recipes like this copycat priazzo recipe.

pizza hut pizza dough

Copycat Pizza Hut Dough Ingredient Checklist:

Yields: 24 ounces of dough

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

How to Make Pizza Hut Pizza Dough:

1. In a large bowl, add warm water and sprinkle the yeast and then the sugar over the top. Allow to rest for five minutes, the yeast will make a foamy top.

2. You can do this by hand, but a stand mixer with a dough hook is recommended. In the mixer bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and mix on low speed and slowly increase speed to medium and allow the dough hook to knead the dough for ten minutes. (If you do not have a stand mixer, knead for 10 minutes by hand until your dough is smooth and has elasticity.)

3. Remove the dough hook and cover the mixing bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for two hours.

4. Divide dough for use depending on the deep dish pan or pizza stone you are using. 

  • 1 large (15-inch)
  • 2 medium (12-inch)
  • 3 small (9-inch) pizzas) 

5. Roll out the portion of dough slightly larger than the pan you are using.

Generously rub oil on the bottom of the pan, approximately:

  • 2 tablespoons oil for a large pizza pan
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil for each medium pan
  • 1 tablespoon for each small pan

Pizza Hut uses a lot of oil in the pan to create a crispy crust.

6. Once the pan has the oil, place the dough into the bottom of the pan, pressing it to the edge of the pan. Form a raised lip around the edge of the pan if you want a crust.

7. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in a warm spot for one hour. 

Tip: Warm an oven by placing a pan of boiling water in the bottom of the oven and closing the door.

8. Preheat the oven to 500-degrees Fahrenheit.

9. While the dough is resting for this hour, make the pizza sauce and allow it to cool.

10. Once the pizza dough is double in size, press the air out. You may need to form the lip around the edge again. Spray the top of the pressed dough with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray.

11. Add sauce to the top of the dough-approximate quantities:

  • large pizza 1/2 cup sauce
  • medium pizza 1/3 cup sauce per pizza
  • small pizza 1/4 cup sauce per pizza

copycat pizza hut pizza dough

12. Spread shredded mozzarella cheese or preferred cheese over the sauce. Add toppings.

13. Place pizza on the top rack of the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

14. Remove pizza from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Pizza Dough Tips:

Warm water is between 105-degrees and 115 degrees Fahrenheit.

Flour: You can use All-Purpose Flour in place of bread flour, however, the results will not be as chewy.

Bread flour has higher amounts of protein (usually 11-13 percent), which creates lots of gluten.

Gluten gives the dough its elasticity and stretch.

We also have a traditional pizza dough recipe you may enjoy.

copycat pizza hut pizza dough

CopyCat Pizza Hut Pizza Dough

Yield: 24 ounces of pizza dough
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

Today's Best Recipe is Pizza Hut Pizza Dough. This pizza dough recipe yields flavor very close to Pizza Huts pizza dough. Top it with copycat pizza sauce or use it to make a Pizza Hut

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Instructions

1. IN a large bowl, add warm water and sprinkle the yeast and then the sugar over the top. Allow to rest for five minutes, the yeast will make a foamy top.

2. You can do this by hand, but a stand mixer with a dough hook is recommended. In the mixer bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and mix on low speed and slowly increase speed to medium and allow the dough hook to knead the dough for ten minutes. (If you do not have a stand mixer, knead for 10 minutes by hand until your dough is smooth and has elasticity. 

3. Remove the dough hook and cover the mixing bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for two hours.

4. Divide dough for use depending on the deep dish pan or pizza stone you are using. 

1 large (15-inch)

2 medium (12-inch)

3 small (9-inch) pizzas) 

4. Roll out the portion of dough slightly larger than the pan you are using. Generously rub oil on the bottom of the pan, approximately:

2 tablespoons oil for a large pizza pan

1.5 tablespoons oil for each medium pan

1 tablespoon for each small pan

Pizza Hut uses a lot of oil in the pan to create a crispy crust.

5. Once the pan has the oil, place the dough into the bottom of the pan, pressing it to the edge of the pan. Form a raised lip around the edge of the pan if you want a crust.

6. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in a warm spot for one hour. 

Tip: Warm an oven by placing a pan of boiling water in the bottom of the oven and closing the door.

7. Preheat the oven to 500-degrees Fahrenheit.

8. While the dough is resting for this hour, make the pizza sauce and allow it to cool.

9. Once the pizza dough is double in size, press the air out. You may need to form the lip around the edge again. Spray the top of the pressed dough with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray.

10. Add sauce to the top of the dough-approximate quantities:

large pizza 1/2 cup sauce

medium pizza 1/3 cup sauce per pizza

small pizza 1/4 cup sauce per pizza

11. Spread shredded mozzarella cheese or preferred cheese over the sauce. Add toppings.

12. Place pizza on the top rack of the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

13. Remove pizza from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional Information May not be accurate

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