Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough Recipe -
Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough Recipe
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Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough

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"This recipe makes enough dough for 4 (12-inch) pizza crusts. Use to make as many pizzas as desired, then refrigerate any remaining dough up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months."

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Original recipe makes 4 (12-inch) crusts Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Mix 4 cups flour, Parmesan, yeast and salt in large bowl. Add water and oil; stir until mixture forms soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface 5 min. or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour.
  2. Cut dough into 4 pieces. (Each piece is enough for a 12-inch pizza.) Spray each piece with cooking spray. If using immediately, cover desired number of dough pieces loosely with plastic wrap; let stand 15 min.
  3. Place each remaining dough piece in separate resealable freezer-weight plastic bag that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Seal bags; refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months.
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  • Choose Your Toppings: Not sure what to put on your crust? Have some fun by creating your own combination of pizza toppings by mixing and matching toppings as desired.
  • Cook's Note: Since this recipe makes enough dough for 4 crusts, you can always have some dough on hand in your fridge or freezer for a quick pizza. Or, you can use all four right away for a huge pizza party!
  • Deep-Dish Pizza Dough: If making a deep-dish pizza, use half the dough for each crust and prepare pizza in 13x9-inch pan.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 piece (43 g)) : 130 calories, 3.5g total fat, 1.0 g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fibre, 0g sugars, 4g protein, 0%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 4%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.
  • Recipe nutrition information prepared by Food to Facts for Kraft Canada Inc.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing the recipe. My pizza dough never turns out. I followed this recipe without making any changes and it was perfect. My family loved it

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2011

I reduced the recipe to 6 servings and made one pizza, following the instructions exactly. I baked it for 20 minutes at 400F. The dough came together and rolled nicely. However, it did not rise. When I left it to rest 15 minutes, it stayed inert. When I cooked it, the bottom crisped up, but the rest stayed thin and doughy. I'm not sure if it was the requirement of cold water that did it... doesn't yeast (even instant yeast) usually need warm water to grow? Maybe I'll try this again with warm water.


17 Ratings

Jul 14, 2012

This is such an unbelievable, probably best tasting pizza dough I have yet made. With some minor modifications this can be one of your favorite pizza dough recipes as well. I didn't have instant rise yeast so I used a package of rapid rise yeast instead, since I did this alternation I used warm water instead of the cold. I added a teaspoon of garlic powder to the dry ingredients and after kneading the dough I covered and let rise for about 2-3 hours until the dough doubled. I then divided into 4 balls and refrigerated remaining dough I wasn't going to use. When I have baked this at a 525 degree oven for 10 min my white pizza came out better than an authentic brick oven pizzeria (thats what my husband said). Overall just amazing! I never tried parmesan pizza dough before and now it will probably be my all time fav!! A must for a white pizza recipe!!! Try!!

Dec 21, 2013

Good recipe but the directions are vague. For anyone new to cooking, Quick-Rise instant yeast is the same as Fast-Rising, Rapid-Rise and/or Bread Machine Yeast. Also, the directions don't tell you to pre-bake the crust before you add the toppings. I pre-baked the crust for 5 minutes at 400*F, topped the pizza and then baked an additional 8-10 minutes. I didn't taste the parmesan cheese, so that could be eliminated if you don't have any or need to make it milk free. It's a good recipe for when you want pizza but don't have the hours to spend waiting for your dough to rise. I will definitely make this again.

Jul 18, 2012

This recipe IS a "keeper" I too DID NOT have INSTANT YEAST...Iused RED STAR RAPID RISE YEAST and used WARM WATER mixed all ingredients in my food processor ..allowed dough to REST for 10 min. (This way the crust stayed THIN which We prefer)It rolled out perfectly Baking it on on a preheated pizza baking stone at oven temp. 450! LOVE the added parmesan taste in the crust!!!!!!

Jan 03, 2013

It is a great recipe but I altered it slightly to suit my needs. I have made this recipe three times already and I used normal yeast (no such thing as instant or rapid in my local shop) and so I used warm water and let it rise for a couple of hours. I also came to the conclusion that other types of cheese (emental, cheddar etc.) are equally good. I found this out when I ran out of parmesan and I was too lazy to go buy just the parmesan when I had other great cheeses at home.

May 22, 2013

I make pizza weekly in my house I came across this recipe and it sounded good! Over all I like the crust mine was thin and crispy I did use warm water not cold! my only complaint was I could not taste the parmesan cheese so next time ill probably just leave it out all together! I will use this recipe again thank you for sharing!

Dec 10, 2012

I loved this recipe. Probably the best pizza dough recipe I have found. My family loves it!


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