Top Secret Pizza Dough Recipe

by Maria on April 9, 2013

Top secret Pizza dough recipe{Maria’s Dine-In Challenge Event is coming your way, beginning April 15, 2013. Great ideas for bringing the family to the table for dinner, passing up the drive-thru, menu planning, essential kitchen tools, finding time to cook and gaining confidence in the kitchen. There is also a great giveaway from The Pampered Chef…more info coming soon.}

Have I ever mentioned I used to work at a pizza place? It was called Lotsa Motsa Pizza. There were a handful of Lotsa Motsa Pizza’s scattered around South Central Utah and I worked in three different locations on and off in high school and my first two years of college. I have made a lot of pizza in my day.

At Lotsa Motsa we made everything from scratch. We made it in HUGE batches of course, so it was tricky to try and figure out proportions for making enough dough for two pizza’s instead of enough dough for forty pizzas. A girl who loves pizza doesn’t give up easily and I am happy to say that this dough recipe is pretty dang close to the real thing if not better.

Maria’s Pizza Dough Recipe


2 cups warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
4-5 cups flour

1-2 tbsp corn meal


  • In a mixer, with a bread hook, combine warm water, yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add flour all at once and mix on low setting until comes together in a ball, about 5 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half (this makes 2 large size pizzas) can divide into more pieces if you want more smaller pizzas.
  • Make each half into a nice ball and dip in flour.
  • Let dough rise for one hour. Can be made the night before or in the morning and placed in fridge to raise slowly until needed.
  • Sprinkle corn meal on pizza stone or pan
  • Roll dough out or toss to desired size. place on cornmeal sprinkled pan and top with desired toppings. We love BBQ Chicken Ranch Pizza.
  • Bake pizza’s at 450°  time will depend on size of pizza. Large size will take from 14-20 minutes depending on type of pan used, stone or metal.

P.S. If using a pizza stone, heat it in the preheated oven for a few minutes before building your pizza on it.



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