Paula's Pizza Dough Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

5 ratings
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  • 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

Paula's Pizza Dough


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5 Reviews

Michelle 6/24/2016
I always try new

I always try new recipes until I find just the right one. After finding this recipe, I'm now done looking for a new pizza recipe!!! It makes two large pizzas, which is perfect, and the taste is the best. I roll them out on parchment paper, load it up with sauce and toppings, and use a round pizza pan just to transfer the pizza on parchment to the pizza stone. Using a pizza stone makes all the difference, too. 500 degrees on a pizza stone in the middle of the oven, for around 10-12 minutes, makes this dough cook up PERFECTLY!

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!

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