‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Favorite Pizza Dough Is an Easy Foolproof Recipe

Ree Drummond has the easiest homemade pizza dough recipe you can make in a pinch or prep it in advance and refrigerate it for later. The Pioneer Woman star calls the dough recipe “foolproof.”

Ree Drummond wears a bright shirt and smiles on the set of the 'Today' show in 2019.
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Ree Drummond’s easy foolproof pizza dough is made with just 4 ingredients

Drummond demonstrated how to make her easy pizza dough on an episode of The Pioneer Woman. She was entertaining friends she invited to the ranch for a “girls’ dinner.” Drummond’s fresh herb pizza was among the casual items on the menu.

She made a homemade pizza dough for the recipe, first sprinkling yeast in warm water and letting it sit for a few minutes. In a mixer, Drummond combined flour and salt and blended it at low speed. She drizzled in olive oil while the mixer was running, then drizzled in the yeast and water mixture.

“This is my favorite pizza dough in the entire universe,” she shared. “It is so delicious and so foolproof.”

Drummond added, “The great thing about this pizza dough is you can make it an hour before you need it or you can make it three days before you need it. It lasts for a really long time in the fridge.”

Once the dough came together, she put it in a bowl coated with olive oil, then covered it with plastic wrap and allowed the dough to rise for an hour.

Drummond made a simple and fresh pizza

Drummond used the homemade dough for her fresh herb pizza recipe. “It’s really simple but super delicious,” she said.

The Food Network host rolled out the dough and placed it on a sheet pan coated with olive oil. She drizzled olive oil over the dough and sprinkled it with salt and pepper. “This pizza doesn’t have a really heavy sauce like a lot of pizzas do,” Drummond explained.

She added thin slices of mozzarella on top of the dough and baked the pizza in a 500 degree Fahrenheit oven for 12 to 14 minutes.

Drummond tossed together arugula, basil leaves, parsley, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Then she sprinkled the greens over the top of the pizza, added parmesan cheese, and cut it into slices.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s pizza dough earns solid reviews

Based on the reviews left on the Food Network site recipe, it’s a hit. “Best pizza dough recipe, ever,” one person commented. “I looked for a good one for years, and now that I’ve found this one, I use it all the time. It freezes really well but takes no time at all to throw together if you’re in a hurry.”

Another person shared, “Wow! Finally, a pizza dough that I can make and a big plus — it’s easy.”

“I tried the pizza dough because it sounded easy and foolproof,” one reviewer shared. “I thought it didn’t rise overnight but I decided to use it anyway. It was so easy to put in the pan because it spread beautifully. It was also quite delicious and thin and crispy.”

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