Today we are a vibrant community in pursuit of easy, delicious recipes. We stand on the shoulders of a rich making tradition.
1869: An Earnest Beginning
Charles Pillsbury sets forth on an earnest mission to turn a run-down flour mill on the banks of the Mississippi River into a thriving company that sets the highest standards in quality and social responsibility.
1931: A Lively Invention
Pop! Lively B. Willoughby, a seat-of-the-pants inventor, creates the technology that later allows Pillsbury’s fresh dough to literally “pop” in kitchens across the country.
1949: The First Bake-Off® Contest
The first Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest, known today as the Bake-Off® Contest, crowns its first winner. Theodora Smallfield took home $50,000 for her No-Knead Water-Rising Twists recipe.
1965: Hello, Doughboy!
The Doughboy, originally known as Poppin’ Fresh, is introduced in TV commercials.
1980-'90s: Sweet Innovation
Pillsbury continues to find new ways to bring delight into the heart of the home and introduces ready-made pie crust, microwavable brownies and slice-and-bake cookie dough.
As our kitchens have taken center stage for family activity, we remain dedicated to serving today’s busy families with delicious, doable recipes. Meet our contributors.