Recipes using Donatella’s Pizza Crust Mix

Need a little inspiration for making the perfect pizza? Look no further- here are some of my favorite recipes, made easier by the use of my HSN Pizza Crust Mix & Table-top Oven. My biggest advice? Have fun! There are no rules to abide by, so fish out your favorite meats, cheeses, veggies, and sauces and start making your own masterpiece.

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To prepare my Pizza Crust Mix,

grab your favorite flavor and follow these instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Add pouch 1 – yeast and teaspoon of sugar – to warm water. Stir until well combined, set aside for 5 minutes.


  • Add pouch 2 – pizza dough mix – to mixing bowl (with a mixer with a flat paddle); on medium speed add the sugar, water, yeast mixture and oil. Continue to mix on medium-low speed for 2 – 3 minutes until it forms into one large dough ball.


  • Mix together dough mix, yeast, water, sugar, and oil using a fork. When water is incorporated, turn dough ball onto a floured surface and knead by hand for 6 to 8 minutes, or until dough is tacky to the touch. Sprinkle some flour on your counter and roll the dough into a large dough ball.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your counter and roll out the dough to your desired shape. Roll out dough into approximately 12” round, flipping the dough regularly as your roll to ensure that it does not stick to surface.

Pesto Pizza


(Makes 2 personal size pizzas)

  • 1 Donatella’s pizza dough mix
  • 4 ounces grated mozzarella
  • 2 ounces Donatella’s pesto
  • 1 tbsp. Parmesan
  • 1 handful of chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Spread two ounces of Donatella’s pesto evenly on entire surface of dough, leaving 1/4” of dough to form
edge of pizza.
  • Cut mozzarella into 4 uniform slices & place on pizza with cherry tomatoes.
  • Slide pizza directly onto pizza stone & bake approximately 8-12 minutes, until edge of pizza is golden brown & cheese is bubbling.
  • Remove from oven, add Parmesan, salt, pepper & extra virgin olive oil on top & serve.
  • Alternatively, bake pizza in Donatella’s tabletop oven.

Chicken Parmesan Pizza 

donatella arpaia kids pizza recipe for hsn


(Makes 2 personal size pizzas)

  • 1 package of Donatella’s pizza dough mix
  • 1 cup Donatella Marinara Sauce
  • 12 chicken nuggets (or 4 chicken cutlets cut into 1” strips)
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated or sliced into 12 pieces
  • ¼ cup Donatella’s pesto
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Carefully spread half of the tomato sauce on each pizza crust, leaving a 1” border.
  • Place half the chicken nuggets or chicken cutlets on each pizza.
  • Top each with a piece of mozzarella cheese and top with the pesto.
  • Sprinkle each pizza with parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • Bake each pizza for 15 minutes in Donatella’s Pizza oven.

 Garlic Knots

garlic knots recipe from donatella arpaia


(Makes 16 knots)

  • 1 package Donatella Pizza dough mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 10 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • electric mixer with a paddle (optional)


  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. If using Donatella’s Pizza oven, use two 10” squares of parchment paper or foil.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out pizza dough to into a 8”x16” rectangle.
  • Drizzle with half of the olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt, black pepper, half of the minced garlic, and half of the parmesan cheese. Fold in half to create a 4”x16” rectangle.
  • With a knife or pizza cutter, cut 16  1” strips and tie each into a knot.
  • Sprinkle remaining oil, parmesan and garlic on top of the knots and bake each for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.


 Prosciutto & Spinach Pizza


(Makes 2 pizzas)

  •  DONATELLA  pizza dough, prepared according to directions.
  • Olive oil
  • 16 ounces DONATELLA alfredo sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella or sliced Fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed out
  • 10 slices prosciutto, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Working on lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Spread half of the alfredo sauce on each pizza, mixture evenly over the top, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with mozzarella, spinach and prosciutto.
  • Place into oven and bake for 15, or until the crust is crisp and brown on the bottom and the cheese is melted on top.
  • Cut the pizza into wedges and serve immediately
  •  This would be great with diced up grilled chicken as well. If you want to keep it vegetarian, feel free to substitute your favorite roasted vegetables for the prosciutto.


Gluten Free Nutella Dessert Pizza

dessert pizza


(Makes 2 pizzas)

  • 1 package DONATELLA Gluten free pizza crust, prepared as directed
  • 2 cups of Nutella spread
  • 1 large banana, cut into 1/4 “ slices
  • 4 strawberries, cut into ¼” slices
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows 


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Roll out dough into two 12 inch circles on a lightly oiled piece of parchment or foil.
  • Bake each crust for 12 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • While the crusts are still hot, spread each with half of the Nutella mixture, taking care to leave a one inch border.
  • Top with bananas, strawberries and marshmallows. Slice and serve.
  • Be creative with the toppings! Try sprinkling on crumbled cookies, candies,  fruit or swirling in marshmallow fluff with the Nutella.

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