Pizza is a common fast food item consisting of a dough base and topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and 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.
Pizza dough ingredients
Homemade pizza requires ingredients to make the pizza base and for topping it. The pizza base is made with bread 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. I like to add a lot of veggies like mushrooms, bell pepper, pineapple, spinach, baby corn, some jalapeno, and a good bit of mozzarella cheese. But you can use your favorite ones.
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. Many times when I am out of bread flour, I use all-purpose flour to make pizza dough and the pizza still turns out great.
How to make pizza dough in bread machine?
The bread machine will take care of
Once the dough is ready and through its first rise, divide it into 2 or 3 dough balls. With the help of a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into a pizza base of desired thickness. You can use some flour for dusting as needed.
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 the 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.
How to bake a pizza?
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 deg F.
Pizzas are baked at a 425-475 deg 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.
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.
How long is leftover pizza good for?
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 the air fryer.
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
- Aloo paratha
- Chana Masala
- Vegan bread machine recipes
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe
Pizza base ingredients
- 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 "Dough" cycle is complete, remove the dough from container and knead on lightly floured surface for 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 deg F for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese becomes golden brown in color.