Paula's Pizza Dough Recipe by Paula Deen

4 ratings
Easy Level
20 MIN 20 Prep + Cook
4 ratings
Easy Level
20 MIN 20 Prep + Cook

Paula's Pizza Dough Recipe by Paula Deen

4 ratings
4 ratings
Easy Level
20 MIN 20 Prep + Cook
Loading the player...


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups water, warmed


In a standing mixer with a hook attachment, place the warm water, yeast and sugar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Allow to sit until yeast begins to foam. Add flour and salt and mix the dough until it is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Drizzle half of the remaining olive oil over the top of the dough. Turn the dough over in the bowl cover and allow it to rise to approximately twice it's size. (about an hour)


Punch the dough down and pour out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead again. Place it back in a bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Turn over, cover and allow to rise a second time. After it has risen, punch it down again. It is now ready to roll out for your pizzas!


Makes two 16" round pizzas


Only registered users can write reviews. Please, or register

4 Reviews

Tarin 1/15/2016
Deb, I made one

Deb, I made one pizza and froze the other dough. I let it thaw for about an hour before I rolled out the second dough but it turned out just as great as the first! This recipe is one of the best pizza dough I've made and I'm going to make it again today. I am freezing an entire second pizza this time and will let you know if it works out just as well :]

deb 11/6/2015
looks fabulous!!

looks fabulous!! Rising now! Can i freeze this dough? debs

Stephanie 1/12/2015
Paula Deen I jus

Paula Deen I just wanted to tell you that I made this dough recipe of yours for dinner and it was a HUGE hit, one of the best we have ever tasted!! tyvm for sharing all your great recipes with us!!!!!!<3 It wont let me add a picture to show you =(

Danielle 12/26/2014
Wonderful! Makes

Wonderful! Makes a lot of pizza, you will NOT need to double this recipe. I'm going to try freezing half of it this time as I know I can feed my family with just half of the dough this recipe makes. Love you, Paula! Your recipes never disappoint!

magazine ad      PD Home

magazine ad      PD Home