Paula’s Pizza Dough

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Paula’s Pizza Dough Paula’s Pizza Dough

Servings: 2 16" Round Pizzas
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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5 cup All Purpose Flour
2 pkgs Active Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoon salt
2 cup water, warm





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!

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Reader Comments:


I just love you. Keep up the great job on everything your doing. Husban, family, yourself, cooking. I pray life is good to ya. Liz

By Anonymous on January 18, 2014


How many pizzas does thus make? What temperature and how long for baking? And can this dough be refrigerated until ready to use?

By Sadie on December 13, 2013


Can these be frozen and thawed later or do they have to be used fresh?

By Carlos Combs on October 14, 2013


How much pizza dough does this make. 5 cups wow.!!

By Anonymous on September 06, 2013


Paula, this recipe is awesome. Best tasting Pizza Crust I've ever tasted! Even if you don't let it rise. I was in a huge hurry, so I just took it out of the bowl and spread it into the pizza pans and added my toppings and baked it. How long do you bake your pizza for and at what temp.? Thanks! Keep on Cookin's those wonderful dishes!

By Gail Cottrell on June 21, 2013


Can you freeze the dough easily? What would I do to freeze it (roll in out then freeze or just freeze and thaw)?

By Stefanie on February 22, 2013


After making the pizza and before baking, can you refrigerate it? grin

By Anonymous on February 15, 2013


Hi Paula, I too have diebetes and have to watch my diet. I'm hoping to be able to get some of your recipies that have helped you control your diebetes and loose weight. You look younger and more beautiful then ever. God Bless.

By Virginia King on January 05, 2013


Im making this recipe and im ready to bake but there is no directions.

By Tiffany on November 09, 2012


I make this dough about once a week. Easy and delicious.

By Mandi Dempsey on June 14, 2012


By Jenny on May 12, 2012


I have to admit, I don't like to cook. However I've been bitten by the cooking bug lately. Which I must thank you for. Your pizza dough recipe was easy and excellent. Thank you Paula!!!

By Jeff on May 11, 2012


Just wanted to thank you for all your exquisite recipes. My family actually loves homemade pizza now that I found this recipe! Today I'm trying the homemade cinnamon rolls as well. My daughter is an extremely picky eater its nice to find some things she will actually eat. Although I have to replace the frosting on the cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting because she won't touch the standard frosting.

By Silvana Brevik on April 19, 2012


Hi Diana, The amount of water listed in the recipe is correct.

By Jonathan Able on March 23, 2012


thank you Paula for the pest pizza dough.I love it

By hana hasan on February 11, 2012


Are you sure water should be 120 to 130 degrees? Isnt that too hot? I was always taught 112 to 115 the highest.

By terri on February 09, 2012


oh i haven,t made a home made pizza in a long time..........will have to try this.....will let u no how it came out....i like the works pizza.......veggie and all the toppings.......

By juanita on February 09, 2012


Hi Paula, your pizza recipe sounds delicious1 I'm going to give it a try, Thank you for sharing it with us, sincerely,Judy

By Judy Cunningham on February 09, 2012


Not 2 cups of warm water , 2 TBS.

By Diana on February 09, 2012


This is one area I have had trouble with Thank You

By Patty Gaynor on January 14, 2012

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