Copycat Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza

Now you can make your favorite Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas from home! This dough comes together easily and can be made up to 4 days ahead or even frozen for future use! Add your favorite pizza toppings and enjoy every bite of that golden, buttery crust!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza, Pizza Hut Pizza Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 481 kcal
Author Stephanie


Copycat Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water 105-110°F
  • 1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 package Active Dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil for dough plus more to grease pans.
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter optional
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella cheese Grated
  • Your favorite pizza toppings

Copycat Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce

  • 15 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
US Customary - Metric


Pizza Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, salt, dry milk, and yeast in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the warm water and mix well.
  3. Let it sit for two minutes.
  4. Add the oil and stir, the oil will still appear separated from rest of mixture.
  5. Mix in the flour and stir until the flour is absorbed and a dough is formed. -The dough will be very sticky, this is good, don't add more flour.

  6. Use a stand mixer with a dough paddle attachment to stir for 10 minutes. You can also knead by hand on a flat surface.
  7. Divide the dough into equal parts and roll into balls. (3 balls for 8-inch pans, 6 balls for 6-inch pans.)
  8. Place the balls of dough in a warm place, (*see notes), and let it rise for an hour and a half.

  9. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  10. Take the risen dough and use a rolling pin to roll them into 6 or 8-inch circles.
  11. Use a paper towel to spread a bit of olive oil around the bottom and sides of the pizza pans, or sprinkle with a little bit of corn meal.

  12. Place the rolled dough into the pizza pans. No need to create a crust with your fingers, just leave the dough perfectly flat on the bottom of the pan, the crust will rise in the oven.
  13. Top the pizzas with pizza sauce, desired toppings, and grated mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  15. Brush the crusts with melted butter if desired and serve!

Sauce Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. 

  2. Bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to medium-low and let it simmer with a lid slightly cracked for 30-45 minutes, until desired thickness is obtained. 

  3. Yields 2 cups. Any additional pizza sauce can be refrigerated for up to three days, or frozen for 6 months. 

Recipe Notes

*If it's not particularly warm in the house, I'll heat my oven to 325 degrees and place the covered dough on the surface of my electric stove to rise. The heat from the oven helps create a warm environment that's great for dough-rising!

Making Pizza Dough Ahead of Time

Pizza dough tastes even better if you make it ahead of time.

Freezing Pizza Dough

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 1104mg48%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 457mg46%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.