Pizza Hut Pan Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe

I love pizza and eat entirely way too much of it.  This is a recipe I found for Copycat Pizza Hut Pan Pizza Dough back in the early 2000s.  I have included instructions on how to mix the dough in an automatic bread machine (ABM) and in the notes section included directions for using a stand mixer or kneading by hand.

Be sure to read through the recipe notes where I go into detail on the various different pan sizes you can use.

Pizza Hut Pan Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe
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This started with a copycat recipe I picked up off the internet in the early 2000's. It tasted close to the pan pizza dough of the time. I do believe Pizza Hut updated to a newer recipe. Read notes before starting.
Servings Prep Time
2 12-inch pizza 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 8 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 12-inch pizza 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 8 1/2 hours
Pizza Hut Pan Pizza Dough Copycat Recipe
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This started with a copycat recipe I picked up off the internet in the early 2000's. It tasted close to the pan pizza dough of the time. I do believe Pizza Hut updated to a newer recipe. Read notes before starting.
Servings Prep Time
2 12-inch pizza 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 8 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
2 12-inch pizza 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 8 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: 12-inch pizza
Units:
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in bread machine in order given. Select "Dough Only" cycle. Press "Start".
  2. When cycle is complete, divide dough into proper portions; form dough into a round for the pan desired; Place dough rounds in pans which have been coated generously with olive oil and adjust dough to fit pan. Cover pans with dough with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator over night or for 8 hours minimum (This allows the dough to rise again at a much slower rate and helps develop a different texture. You may skip this step, but the dough may not rise as much and the texture will be slightly denser.)
  3. Preheat oven to 400ºF/205ºC
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator, add sauce and toppings.
  5. Bake pizza in a 400ºF oven for about 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted and slightly brown. (This size of the pan, the thickness of the toppings and temperature of dough and ingredients all play a roll in determining how long to bake the pizza. Check it after 10 minutes, rotates as needed and check ever few minutes afterwards.)
Recipe Notes

Dough will yield enough to make the follow pizzas:
7  @  7" Personal Pan Pizza (This is the Pizza Hut Personal Pan size pan I got through ebay) or
2  @ 12" Pan Pizzas or
4  @  8" Pan Pizzas (can use an 8" cake pan)  or
3  @  9" Pan Pizzas (can use a 9" cake pan)

You can use a 1/2 sheet pan (cookie sheet / jelly roll pan), though the short sides may allow the oil to come out of the pan before it is absorbed into the crust.

Note on pan sizes:  dough thickness will not be the same for all sizes since thickness is a combination of rise time and dough quantities. Try it once and it necessary scale the recipe up or down to your preference.

Note on olive oil in pans:  You want about 1 tablespoons in a 7" personal pan size pan so I figure about 2 in the 12" size and and a little less in the 8" or 9" pans.  The pans should be well coated on the bottom and sides and some oil additional oil in the bottom.  The oil gets absorbed in the crust and gives it that "fried" like taste.

Note on toppings:  Meats should be fully cooked and veggies should be sliced small enough to cook.  Cheese is up to you but I generally like a mixture of shredded mozzarella and provolone with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan.

Italian seasoning (basil, oregano and a little thyme) made a great addition to the ingredients when making the dough.  This gives you a seasoned crust.  I like added a tablespoon or two.

Note: No bread machine Instruction, no problem, just mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a dough forms, then knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 8-10 minutes.) place in an oiled bowl, turn dough over to coat. Cover bowl and place in a warm place for it to rise until double in size about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Proceed to step 2.  (If using a stand mixer to knead the dough, knead it 5-7 minutes after the dough comes together.)

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