If you’re going to mix and knead your pizza dough at the counter, you’re wasting your time. It only takes seven simple ingredients and will be ready in 22 minutes if you use this pizza dough recipe for a bread machine. It is pretty simple and straightforward.
Making your pizza at home is an excellent alternative to buying stale frozen pizza or expensive delivery pizza because the quality of the homemade pizza is always far superior.
To make delicious homemade pizza, all you need to do is quickly shape the fresh pizza dough, toss on a few of your favorite pizza toppings, and bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Your family is going to love you genuinely!
As a pizza enthusiast, we have looked high and low for simple methods to make the best pizza dough, and our regular homemade pizza dough comes pretty darn close.
Please note that this is not your typical set-and-forget bread machine recipe. It is necessary to shape the dough, and your pizza must be baked to completion in an oven (versus a bread machine). On the other hand, the prep work is minimal (as the bread machine handles the kneading & rising). In total, it takes about 2 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes in the machine before it’s ready to be topped with your favorite pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Let’s get started…
Best pizza dough recipe for bread machine
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1 large pizza (8 large slices) or 2 medium pizzas (16 medium slices)
- 1 1/4 Cups warm water (approximately 80 degrees)
- 3 Tablespoons Canola oil/ Olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tablespoon – White Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Italian Herb Seasoning
- 3 1/2 Cups – Flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
- 2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
Instructions – Easy pizza dough recipe for bread machine
- In the bread pan, combine the water, olive oil, and the remaining ingredients. To keep the yeast from falling into the water, make a small indent on the top of the flour (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt and yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Separately place the yeast and salt in the bread pan.
- Insert the bread pan (with ingredients) into the bread machine and turn it on.
- Set your machine to Dough and press the start button. Allow the bread machine to work its wonders.
- Unplug your bread machine and transfer the dough to a cutting board once it has finished baking. Use oven mitts to prevent getting burned. Sprinkle flour on the cutting board (before pouring the dough) to prevent the dough from sticking to the board. Let it rest for 5 minutes or so.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F
- Make a round pizza out of the pizza dough. Do not press down on the pizza’s edges. You want the pizza to have a rim around it. The higher edges will help to keep the sauce and cheese in place.
- One large pizza or two medium pizzas can be made with the pizza dough.
Instructions –Next Steps for Making Homemade Oven-Baked Pizza
- Spread pizza-shaped dough on a non-stick baking sheet or pizza pan.
- On the pizza dough, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce (or pizza sauce).
- Add a layer of shredded cheese on top.Pizza with too much sauce and cheese will be overly moist in the middle when it’s removed from the oven. Begin by covering the pizza base with a thin layer of sauce and cheese for your first few homemade pizzas. In time, you can experiment and add more cheese, etc.
- Toppings that have already been cooked should be added (i.e., fried Italian sausages). Because the pizza baking – process may not correctly or safely cook these toppings, they should be pre-cooked.
- Bake the pizza in the oven 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees, or until golden brown. The toppings, size, and depth of the pizza dough all affect baking time. After 15 minutes, ensure that the pizza has been baked perfectly.
- When removing the pizza from the oven, use oven mitts to protect your hands.
- On the cutting board, put finished pizza and slice it into pieces of pizza. Take your time and have fun!
Tips – Pizza dough recipe for bread machine
- The advice listed below is designed to help people just start with their bread machine or don’t do much baking. You can easily make bread machine calzones once you’ve mastered bread machine pizzas.
- The baking time for pizza will vary depending on the thickness of the pizza dough and the toppings. If you make thick pizza dough and pile on many toppings, your pizza will take longer to bake.
- Pizza with too much sauce and cheese will be overly moist in the middle when it’s removed from the oven. Begin by covering the pizza base with a thin layer of sauce and cheese for your first few homemade pizzas. In time, you can experiment and add more cheese, etc.
- If you prefer a “crispier” pizza crust, bake the pizza dough for 7-8 minutes before adding toppings. After semi-baking the pizza dough, add the toppings (sauce, cheese, and other toppings) and bake the bread machine pizza for another 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. -If you prefer a thicker crust, let the dough rise on the baking sheet for 20 minutes before placing the bread machine pizza in the oven (or adding any toppings). The yeast in the dough will naturally rise, increasing the dough’s thickness and airiness.
- For a thinner crust, you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin. It’s challenging to achieve a consistently thin crust when shaping the pizza dough with your hands.
- To make bread machine pizza, you can use either all-purpose flour or bread flour. Bread flour produces a slightly lighter dough than all-purpose flour, but it is generally more expensive.
- Move your pizza dough carefully from the cutting board to the baking sheet. We prefer to begin shaping the pizza dough on the cutting board and finish it on the baking sheet. Bear in mind that you should add the toppings AFTER you have transferred the dough to the baking sheet.
- If you’re planning on making a large number of pizzas, you can prepare several rounds of pizza dough and refrigerate it overnight. Put each pizza dough ball in a bowl that has been lightly “greased” with olive oil and tightly cover by plastic wrap (to prevent the pizza dough from drying out), and refrigerate the bowl.
- After opening the bottle contains bread machine yeast, you should keep it in the refrigerator or freezer; the yeast will last longer. Note that yeast will quickly deteriorate if exposed to air, moisture, or heat.
Pizza Dough Bread Machine FAQS
Sadly, traditional bread machines cannot shape or bake pizzas. Nevertheless, the bread machine will knead the pizza dough for you. Simply shape the pizza dough into a classic round shape, top with your preferred toppings, and bake in your oven.
Pizza made in a bread machine is just regular pizza. Pizza toppings are infinite by using your imagination. Tomato sauce and shredded cheese should be added, at the very least. Additionally, once you’ve added all of the ingredients, you can garnish the pizza with everything from cooked meats (i.e., sausage or pepperoni) to fresh ingredients (i.e., onions or peppers) to even some specialty ingredients (i.e., pineapple or anchovies).
The bread machine uses this amount of time to knead the pizza dough and allow it to rise. However, double-check your bread machine’s instructions because the length of the dough cycle may vary between models.
Aside from making delicious homemade pizza, you can use bread machine pizza dough to make breadsticks, calzones, dumpling skins, rolls, and other baked goods.
When making bread machine pizza dough, you can use either all-purpose flour or bread flour as the primary ingredient. Both are effective (although bread flour produces a slightly “airier” pizza dough).
Nonetheless, we prefer to use all-purpose flour for our bread machine pizzas because it is typically less expensive than bread flour and tastes similar to bread flour (when used for pizza).
Additionally, we keep much all-purpose flour on hand because it is used in many different recipes (i.e., banana bread, muffins, cookies, etc.). Bread flour, on the other hand, is primarily used for baking bread.
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