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15 Minute Sugar Pizza Donuts

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 Seconds
  • Total Time: 17 Minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


These 15 Minute Donuts are easily made from refrigerated pizza dough. You will be amazed at how good they are!



1 bag of white pizza dough from your favorite market at room temperature
Fine Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar or Powdered Sugar for rolling donuts in
Flour (For dusting)
Canola or Olive Oil
Olive Oil

Using a large nonstick skillet, pour oil into about a 1 inch depth. Heat to about 350 or until a piece of pizza dough sizzles.

While oil is heating, place your pizza dough on a large jelly roll pan. Dust the pan with flour. Using your hands, flatten the dough until about 1/2″ thick. Cut out rounds with a little shot glass.

Place dough rounds in hot oil and fry about 45 seconds on each side. Do not crowd them. I use a timer. Do not let them brown. Place on paper plate or paper towel to blot off the oil. Throw in a large bag with super fine sugar and coat them well. Serve warm.


Take out a jelly roll pan and flour it lightly. Open the package of dough and let it rest on the floured pan while it comes to room temperature.

Using my hands, I flattened the dough and made little donut holes, using a shot glass. I then formed them into little balls and placed them in the hot oil. If the dough is still cold to the touch, place pan in a warm place while the oil is heating.

I used a 12″ cast iron skillet to fry these. Using canola or olive oil, fill the skillet with about 3/4″ of oil. Heat on medium high until the oil is hot. I test this with the end of a wooden chopstick. Place the tip in the oil and when little bubbles of oil appear the oil is hot enough.

Depending on the size of your donut balls and without crowding the skillet, fry each side from 30-40 seconds or until each donut is slightly gold. They will puff up and get larger as they fry. Do not fry until deep golden or they will be crispy.

Let drain briefly on a paper towel and then roll in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. Enjoy!