Almost Like Papa John's Pizza Dough

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this via the net and am posting it in response to a request for it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12-3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 14 teaspoons fast rising yeast (or fast rise, 1 envelope)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt; blend well.
  2. Gradually add water and oil to mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, add 1 1/2 to 2 cupa flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  3. On floured surface, knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover loosely with plastic and let rest in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  4. Press out dough onto (2) 12-inch pizza pans. Prick randomly with a fork. Let rest again in a warm place for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Brush crusts lightly with oil then prebake them in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Top as desired, then bake again in 450 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, or until desired doneness.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe as long as you modify it some. I add onion powder, garlic powder, generic italian seasoning, oregano, corn meal and Kraft parmesan and romano cheese to the crust prior to baking it. When I pull the bare pizza crust from the oven I rub olive oil on the outer crust and layer lightly with cornmeal and garlic powder. My favourite pizza is pepperoni, bacon and feta cheese with extra sauce.

allanmartin001 November 01, 2007

Pretty good. Got a good crunch on it. I don't like a sweet dough, so I only used 1tbsp of sugar.

peptidemel January 12, 2014

I made this with Papa John's Pizza Sauce (#108447) and was shocked how fast my pizza's got eaten. Normally we only need 2 pizzas and still have leftovers. I doubled the recipe and made 3 large pizza's, they were gone! My mom said it was the first time in a long time pizza didn't give her heart burn. I will definitly make again! I did under cook one since it was on the bottom rack, but it crisped up nice under broil.

HJMcChristian June 14, 2012