If you love homemade pizzas then this bread machine pizza dough is all you need to make the pizza base. You can make crusty cast iron pan pizza or bake it in a baking pan or a pizza stone. You can top it with pizza sauce, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings.
A bread maker is a big help in making the perfect pizza dough at home. Making pizzas at home gives control over the quality and quantity of ingredients, choice of sauce, toppings, and cheese types.
Bread machine pizza dough can be made with the least effort. It can also be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer. Homemade pizza is easy to make and enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Homemade pizza requires basic pantry ingredients to make the pizza base and for topping it. The pizza base is made with all-purpose flour, water, oil, salt, sugar, and yeast. Instant yeast or bread machine yeast will work fine to make the pizza dough.
You can use homemade pizza sauce or store-bought one. Personally, I prefer the tomato basil pizza sauce. You can add a lot of veggies like mushrooms, bell pepper, pineapple, spinach, baby corn, some jalapeno, and a good bit of mozzarella cheese.
Some Italian seasoning or dried oregano adds a lot of flavor. If you like some spice, you can sprinkle some crushed chili flakes while eating.
To make a bread machine pizza dough, place all the liquid and dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, water, olive oil, salt, and instant yeast) into the bread machine pan and select the dough cycle.
The bread machine will take care of
Once the dough is ready and through its first rise, take the dough out from the bread maker pan on a board lightly dusted with flour. Divide it into 2 or 3 portions and make dough balls.
With the help of a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into a pizza base of a desired thickness or about 7-8 millimeters thick. You can use some flour for dusting as needed.
Apply a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on top of the pizza base and wait for about 5-7 minutes. Then spread pizza sauce and put your favorite toppings and cover it with a lot of mozzarella cheese and other cheeses.
A pizza stone, non-stick baking tray, pizza pan, or cast-iron skillet can be used for baking pizzas. I have baked pizzas on all and they turn out great.
Pizza stone and cast iron skillet need to be preheated before placing the pizza or pizza base on them. This ensures the base gets well cooked and gets a nice pizza crust.
I prefer using the cast iron skillet to make pan pizzas as the sides get evenly baked and also get crispy. I preheat the cast iron skillet for about 10 minutes at 475°F.
Pizzas are baked at a temperature of 425°F - 475°F. The baking time may vary depending on your oven, the rack level you place on, and the number of toppings you put on the pizza.
I baked the pizza in a preheated oven at 475°F. If you bake in a baking tray 425°F - 450°F. It can take about 12-15 minutes for the pizza to be baked completely.
When you see that the cheese has melted and become golden brown, that is when the pizza is done. Take the pizza out of the oven carefully and cut it into the desired number of pieces with a pizza cutter.
You can sprinkle some red chili flakes, oregano, or Italian seasoning on the pizza while eating. You can also serve it with some tomato ketchup.
Some side dishes like plantain fries, potato wedges, roasted potatoes, and mac and cheese can make it a complete meal. Homemade orange soda is refreshing and a great choice to store-bought soda.
I have made this bread maker pizza dough in the 2 lb. Hamilton Beach Artisan bread maker using the dough cycle. This recipe should work well in any bread machine as they all have the dough cycle.
I have baked the pizza in the 10" Lodge cast iron skillet. A pizza stone or baking tray works great too! A pizza cutter is all you need once the pizza is ready so you can cut it to desired-size pieces and enjoy it :).
If you have any leftover pizza, allow it to cool down completely and then store it in the refrigerator. It stays good for 2-3 days. When you are ready to eat, you can reheat it in the microwave, oven, or in air fryer.
What is the best flour for homemade pizza dough?
The best flour for homemade pizza is bread flour. It has more protein and gluten which gives pizza or bread its chewy texture. However, all-purpose flour can also be used instead to make pizza dough and the pizza still turns out great.
Can you make pizza dough and save it for later?
Yes! Homemade pizza dough can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. Once the bread machine cycle is complete and the pizza dough has completed its first rise, take the dough out of the bread machine pan and make a dough ball.
It can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to a month in an air-tight container or in a Ziploc bag.
How do you freeze homemade pizza dough?
To freeze homemade pizza dough, allow the dough to complete its first rise and then divide it into smaller pieces and freeze it in Ziploc bags. Dividing the dough allows the flexibility of using only what you need without having to thaw all of it.
When you want to make pizza, you can thaw the dough in the fridge or just leave it out at room temperature.
If you enjoyed this recipe you will also like the below kid-friendly recipes
- Cheesy garlic pull apart rolls
- Eggless Burger Buns
- Eggless Cake pops
- Vegan bread machine recipes
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- Naan pizza
- French bread pizza
- Frozen pizza in the air fryer
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough
- Convection Oven
Pizza base ingredients
- 420 gms All purpose flour (3 ½ cup)
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp Water (microwave 30 seconds)
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Organic cane sugar
- 2 ¼ teaspoon Instant Yeast or Bread Machine yeast (7 grams)
- 1 cup Pizza sauce (more if needed)
- 3 tablespoon Olive oil (more if needed)
- 2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup Veggie toppings (bell pepper, pineapple, mushrooms etc)
- 1 tablespoon Seasoning (oregano, red pepper flakes)
- Add the ingredients (water, oil, salt, sugar, all purpose flour, and yeast) to bread machine container in the order recommended by the bread machine manufacturer.
- Close the lid and start the "Dough" cycle.
- Once the "Dough" cycle is complete, remove the dough from the pan and knead on a lightly floured surface for a few seconds.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and roll one part on floured surface to form 10 inch pizza base.
- Place the pizza base on a heated pan or skillet and apply some olive oil.
- Apply pizza sauce, your favorite toppings, and cheese.
- Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 475°F for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese becomes golden brown in color.
- If you are using pizza stone or cast iron skillet to bake a pizza, pre heating them is required as it ensures base is well cooked and crispy.
1-1/8< cups of water to 3-1/2 cups of flour??
Alpa Jain says
Yes, it is 1 1/8 cup (or 1 cup 2 tbsp water).
Deborah Berton says
Perfect! Just what I needed to know to make pizza dough with my bread machine!
Alpa Jain says
Glad you found the post useful 🙂
Happy pizza making!
I tried this recipe. It came out great. Thanks Culinary Shades for sharing this recipe. My kids loved it.
Thankyou for the feedback.