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Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza

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serves/makes:   4

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Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza Recipe
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1 1/3 cup warm water (105 degrees F)
1/4 cup non-fat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package dry yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for dough)
9 ounces vegetable oil (3 ounce per pan)
butter flavored cooking spray


1 can (8 ounce size) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large (2 qt.) bowl. Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes. Add oil and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed.

Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Divide dough into three balls. In three 9" cake pans, put 3 Oz. of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about a 9" circle. Place in cake pans.

Spray the outer edge of dough with cooking spray. Cover with a plate. Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.


Combine ingredients and let sit for 1 hour.

For Each Nine Inch Pizza: Preheat oven to 475 degrees F Spoon 1/3 cup sauce on dough and spread to within 1" of edge. Distribute 1 1/2 Oz. shredded mozzarella cheese on sauce. Place toppings of your choice in this order: Pepperoni or Ham Vegetables Meats (cooked ground sausage or beef) Top with 3 Oz. mozzarella cheese Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown.

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1143 calories, 72 grams fat, 108 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams protein per serving.
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This is exactly like Pizza Huts recipe. Follow the directions and you will have perfection.

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AMAZING RECIPE!!!! My son and I ate every last piece. Tasted just like Pizza Hut. Turned out perfect.

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Aug 22, 2014

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Followed the recipe to the letter, the dough never rose, I am at sea level. It came out like sugar cookie dough.

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
Sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. The dough seems to rise fine for others who have tried the recipe. The most likely problem is that the yeast you used was bad. Did you use it from an envelope (as called for in the recipe) or did you measure it out from a jar? If the latter, perhaps you didn't use enough? You can check to see if your yeast is "active" by sprinkling some over warm water. It should start to bubble within a couple of minutes.

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I can't believe how great this is!!! My 3 boys were so excited to see their "personal pan pizza's" coming to the table. I used olive oil...reduced to 2oz per pan and still came out perfect. One of my son's said "Pizza Hut will be so unhappy when they find out you have their recipe". What else can a mom ask for?

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I will never use another recipe ! I have tried so many different crust recipes this is the absolute best, thank you!

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Aug 14, 2014

Yes I understand that an industrial oven can get over 500F, but pizza hut keeps theirs at 405 and this is a conveyor belt oven with both ends open at all times. By underdone on bottom I mean it was like a soggy fish stick. I am assuming the amount of oil is a factor. The amount the recipe calls for covers the entire bottom of the 9" pan without much need to move the pan around to coat it. At pizza hut we use far less oil and it probably doesn't cover 50% of the bottom surface of the pan unless the pan is tilted around a bit. I used the middle rack of the oven. I would suggest something to make the crust taste more buttery to make it taste more like the real thing, although from seeing the side of the box they use a lot of artificial ingredients and preservatives so it might be impossible to get that close. I just remember before circa 2007 pizza hut used fresh dough instead of frozen and although much more labor intensive it was that flavor that I remember as a kid going to Pizza Hut.

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It really didn't turn out at all. It doesn't specify how long they are to cook for and when I get to about 10 minutes the top is on the verge of being burnt while the bottoms don't brown at all and remain flaky and prone to just fall to pieces even after 20 minutes. 475 really is quite hot. I work at pizza hut and the ovens there don't even go that high.

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
Sorry to hear that the recipe didn't work out for you. However, it sounds like maybe you haven't made many pizzas from scratch. 475 is hot, but it's not an uncommon temperature for cooking pizzas (you can look around our site at some of the other recipes and see that several even call for 500F - which most home ovens go up to so I'm going to guess that Pizza Hut's ovens probably get pretty hot too). I'm not sure what you mean about the crust remaining flaky and prone to falling apart. If it's not cooked, it would be a dough and probably, well, doughy. Since you said the top was overdone and the bottom was underdone, which rack of the oven did you put the pans on? Since these are cooking in pans and not on a baking stone, they should not go on one of the top shelves. Lower is better with pans. I know the recipe doesn't specify that though. Other people have had great success with this recipe so I'd definitely encourage you to give it another try!

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It even smelled like Pizza Hut, but the pizza itself (dough) didn't taste exactly like Pan Pizza and the middle billowed up too much. How can I fix this?

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just made dough with my little girl and she found it easy to make. We used pizza yeast that we found and decided to try along with just plain king aurther flour.to save energy and to keep it fun we used the dough hook and our kitchen aid mixer for the kneading. looks beautiful and rising nicely. yum cant wait for the pizza to bake.will let you know later.

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Aug 5, 2014

1 pkg yeast = 2 1/4 tsp

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This is an exceptional recipe as is but in my recipe travels I've made many doughs claiming to be be pizza hut copycats and the one thing they all had in common which this one did not was to add garlic powder to the dough along with baking powder. I did add these two ingredients and it was very close to pizza hut. There are two things i will do differently next time and that is to add 1 tsp of salt instead of half because the dough was lacking salt and 1/2 tsp I feel is insufficient for 4 cups of flour. I will also use olive oil in the pan instead of canola or vegetable oil.

Other than that, at least for my family, this is a great dough and highly recommended. Oh btw...I made it in my bread machine on the dough setting so if anybody was wondering, it came out perfect.

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I just made a thin crust and a pan pizza with this recipe and it is awesome. I am gonna use this recipe forever now. And my husband loved it too.