Almost Like Papa John's Pizza Dough

Recipe by Shirl J 831
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 1 pizza


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt; blend well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brush crusts lightly with oil then prebake them in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.
  • Top as desired, then bake again in 450 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, or until desired doneness.