My family and I love pizza from Pizza Hut, but it’s been a long time since we’ve had it since it can be a bit of a budget-buster.
When this recipe for a Pizza Hut pan pizza knock-off showed up on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I immediately added it to my list of food to try.
It was extremely easy to put together, and though I balked at the thought of using 3 oz of oil per pan (it’s a lot of oil!) I did it anyway.
The nutritional info at the bottom of the recipe nearly gave me a heart attack by itself, and I didn’t see it until after I’d already made the pizza. Keep in mind, however, that the recipe states this is enough for four people. I fed five people with the three pizzas, and still had leftovers. I served it with a side salad loaded with veggies, so that helps fill you up alongside the pizza.
I don’t have three round cake pans so I used one pie plate, which worked well.
The sauce was also a breeze, though I wouldn’t say it was a Pizza Hut clone.
This is a really fun one for kids to help out with, and has been added to our dinner list. A definite keeper!
Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza clone
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
For pizza crust:
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.