Make your own delicious homemade pizza dough easily, right in your bread machine and you can skip the pizza delivery! You’ve probably already got lots of ingredients in your refrigerator and cupboard you can use for pizza toppings.
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“Can You Pizza It?”—Christian Guzman
Making your own bread machine pizza dough will absolutely take your pizza to the next level.
And, no more leaving the “pizza bones” for the trash. You’ll eat the entire slice when you make your own homemade pizza dough.
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Like most breads, bread machine pizza dough won’t take many ingredients.
Here are the five ingredients you probably already have in your pantry:
- Bread Flour
- Avocado (or olive) oil
Easy, right? You’ll have this ready in no time.
If you don’t have bread flour, you may be able to substitute all purpose flour instead. It may not have exactly the same texture, of course. But, in a pinch, when you need pizza, you’re willing to make some sacrifices. Pizza is pizza, after all.
Proof Your Yeast
I always proof my yeast first. This means that you stir the yeast into warm water (110° to 115°) with the sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
If it starts to get foamy, the yeast is fine. If it just sits there, the yeast is probably expired and you’ll need to try a different batch.
There is nothing worse than getting everything into the machine and getting it going, only to find out that there is no rising because the yeast is dead.
I usually put the proofed yeast and water in the bread pan first. The olive oil and flour next.
I read somewhere to put the salt on top since it could kill the yeast. You don’t want the salt to touch the yeast until it’s good and ready.
What can you make with this pizza dough?
This recipe makes enough homemade pizza dough for two regular crust medium sized pizzas or one very large rectangle pizza or one stuffed pan pizza (try that in an iron skillet!).
I have also used this dough to make four personal pan size pizzas. It works for tender, delicious breadsticks too!
Refrigerate the Dough
Always refrigerate your pizza dough, if you can. I like to make my dough in the morning and it will be ready by the evening to throw together a pizza.
Wrap it in plastic wrap very loosely at first. By the end of 30 minutes in the refrigerator, it will expand to its full size.
After that pizza dough explosion, take the dough out briefly to add more plastic wrap.
If you want to roll out your dough straight away, you can do that, of course. There’s nothing wrong with the dough.
I find that homemade pizza dough simply rolls out easier when it’s cold. Even 30 minutes in the refrigerator will be better than nothing.
Rolling Out Homemade Dough
On a dry, clean surface, put a couple of little piles of flour and dust the rolling pin as well. For good measure, add a dose of flour to the dough ball too, if you want. All of that helps with sticking.
You can’t roll out dough if it’s sticking to your work surface. You’ll never get a nice crust that way.
When you get the dough rolled out a bit, try picking it up by the edges and rotating to allow gravity to pull it down.
Start with a Great Sauce!
Make your own Homemade Pizza Sauce so you know all the ingredients. It’s not difficult.
You’re already making the pizza dough from scratch so why not make the pizza sauce too?!
Here are some of my favorite pizza recipes to use with this homemade pizza dough.
Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde is a fresh and bright green sauce that pairs perfectly with chicken. Now you can have a delicious salsa verde chicken enchilada in a hand held slice of pizza!
Prosciutto and Provolone Cheese pair perfectly for a subtle white sauce pizza. Top it with fresh sliced tomato to add a touch of sweet flavor.
This Buffalo Chicken pizza recipe is a quick and easy pizza made with Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, chicken and cream cheese. Satisfy your craving for buffalo wings and pizza at the same time.
Barbecue chicken pizza is a sweet and tangy recipe for an escape from your typical pizza choices. This barbecue chicken pizza recipe includes the smoky flavors of bacon and smoky provolone cheese.
Lasagna Pizza is far and away my best so far. Yes, lasagna… in… a pizza. Ricotta cheese and a quick homemade meat sauce. So tasty!
Cordon Bleu Pizza is a delicious combination of ham and chicken and cheese. It’s just like the non-pizza version except… well…. pizza. The best part is the homemade white sauce. It’s so incredible that I use it on sandwiches too.
Pesto Ham and Black Olives Pizza combines some of my most awesome favorites. I can’t resist pesto and black olives. They are absolutely incredible, especially in a pizza. Pesto on a pizza. Yum!
Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza will become your favorite morning and lunch pizza with yummy bacon, scrambled eggs and a gravy base. Whoa!
Homemade Pizza Dough in Bread Machine
- Bread Machine
- Rolling Pin
- 1 pkt Active Dry Yeast, 2 ¼ teaspoons
- 1 ⅛ cup Very Warm Water, 110° to 115°
- 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 2 tbsp Avocado Oil, or olive oil
- 3 cup Bread Flour, plus a little bit more for rolling
- 1 tsp Salt
- In a small bowl, stir together yeast, water and sugar. Set aside. After 10 minutes, check that it's bubbly. If so, continue. If not, you may want to try again with fresher yeast.
- Add yeast mixture to bread pan in bread machine.
- Add oil to bread pan.
- Add flour to bread pan.
- Add salt to bread pan.
- Set bread machine to make dough only. Once finished, take out and separate into two balls. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
- Roll out and add toppings as desired. When the recipe is split in two crusts like this, it takes about 15-20 minutes to cook the completed pizzas in a 425° oven.
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Adapted from Karin’s Easy Peezy Pizza Dough Recipe.