Bread Machine Pizza Dough (with Italian Herbs)

Bread Machine Pizza Dough

This bread machine pizza dough recipe allows you to easily make delicious homemade pizza. Why buy stale frozen pizza or expensive delivery pizza… when you can make great pizza at home! It is a very simple & easy process. Your bread machine does the hard stuff (i.e. mixing the ingredients & kneading the dough). You just need to quickly shape the fresh pizza dough, throw on a few of your favorite pizza toppings & stick it in the oven in order to create some wonderful homemade pizza. Your family will love you!

Please be aware that this is not the usual set & forget bread machine recipe. You have to shape the dough and your pizza needs to be finished in an oven (versus a bread machine). However, the prep work is minimal (as the bread machine handles the kneading & rising). It should only take you 10-15 minutes to prepare the ingredients and shape the pizza dough.

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Place Dough on Cutting Board & Shape into a Round Pizza Shape

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Add Tomato Sauce & Shredded Cheese

Pizza Dough Bread Machine Recipe

Add Extra Toppings! Our Favorites are Mozzarella & Italian Sausage

Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza – Straight From The Oven

Bread Maker Pizza Dough

Ingredients – Easy Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 1/4 Cups – Water (lukewarm)
  • 3 Tablespoons – Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 Cups – Flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Serving size – 1 large pizza (8 large slices) or 2 medium pizzas (16 medium slices)

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, pizza pans or baking sheets, large cutting board, oven… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Easy Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe

  • Place the water, olive oil and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) into the bread machine and then plug in the machine.
  • Put your machine on the Dough setting and press the start button. In our Sunbeam bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts (as the bread pan/bread machine may be hot). Sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to avoid the dough sticking to the cutting board.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Shape the pizza dough into a round pizza shape. Don’t press down on the edges of the pizza. You want a little rim around the pizza. The higher edges will help to contain the sauce and cheese as the pizza bakes.
  • The pizza dough can be used to create one large pizza or two medium pizzas.

Instructions – Next Steps for Homemade Oven-Baked Pizza 

  • Place the pizza-shaped dough on a non-stick baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce (or pizza sauce) on the pizza dough.
  • Sprinkle on a layer of shredded cheese.
  • Add some already cooked toppings (i.e. fried Italian sausages). These toppings should be pre-cooked because the pizza baking process may not cook them properly or safely.
  • Bake pizza in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Baking time will vary due to the amount & variety of toppings and size & depth of the pizza dough. Check the pizza frequently after 15 minutes to ensure that it has been baked to perfection!
  • Wear oven mitts to remove pizza from the oven.
  • Place finished pizza on cutting board and cut into pizza slices. Enjoy!

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We would also love to hear what you put on your homemade pizza (i.e. ingredients that work best with homemade pizza). Did you use a thin or thick crust? How do you make your homemade pizza special? Help others to design the perfect pizza… by posting your pizza tips in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

Tips – Easy Pizza Dough Bread Machine Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Once you have mastered bread machine pizzas, you can also easily make bread machine calzones.
  • The pizza baking time will vary based on the thickness of the pizza dough and toppings. If you make a thick pizza dough and add lots of extra toppings, your pizza will take longer to bake.
  • If you use too much sauce & cheese, it can lead to pizza being too moist in the middle when it is removed from the oven. Start with a thin layer of sauce & cheese when making your first few homemade pizzas. As you get comfortable with the process, you can experiment and add more cheese, etc.
  • If you would like a “crispier” pizza crust, you can bake the pizza dough in the oven for 7-8 minutes before adding toppings. After semi-baking the pizza dough, you should add the toppings (i.e. sauce, cheese & other toppings) and place the bread machine pizza back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • If you would like a thicker crust, you should let your dough rise for 20 minutes on the baking sheet before putting the bread machine pizza in the oven (or adding any toppings). The yeast in the dough will rise naturally and make the dough thicker & airier.
  • If you want a thinner crust, you can use a rolling pin in order to roll out the dough. It is hard to get a consistently thin crust just using your hands to shape the pizza dough.
  • You can use all-purpose flour or bread flour in order to make bread machine pizza. Bread flour will give you a slightly airier dough but it is generally more expensive than all-purpose flour.
  • Be careful moving your pizza dough from cutting board to the baking sheet. I like to semi-start the pizza dough shaping on the cutting board but finish it on the baking sheet. Make sure to add the toppings AFTER you have moved the dough to the baking sheet.
  • According to Wikipedia, “The bottom of the pizza, called the “crust”, may vary widely according to style, thin as in a typical hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza or thick as in a deep-dish Chicago-style. It is traditionally plain, but may also be seasoned with garlic or herbs, or stuffed with cheese”.
  • If you want to make lots of pizzas, you can make several rounds of pizza dough the day before the pizza “occasion”. Store the pizza dough in the refrigerator overnight. Just place each pizza dough ball in a bowl (whose interior has been lightly “greased” with olive oil), tightly cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap (so the pizza dough doesn’t dry out) and place the bowl in the refrigerator.
  • If you liked this Italian dish, you should also try our recipes for calzonesItalian breadbreadsticks, etc.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. dough making, white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with ovens & bread machines. They can get very hot.
  • You can visit our Instructional Videos section if you want to watch videos that provide information on common bread machine problems & solutions.
  • If you need anything to make a bread machine recipe, you should check out Bread Dad’s sections on CookbooksBaking ToolsBread Mixes and Recipe Ingredients.

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Pizza Dough Bread Machine Questions

Will a bread machine bake the pizza for you?

Unfortunately, a traditional bread machine will not shape or bake a pizza. Nevertheless, the bread machine will do the hard work of kneading the pizza dough for you. You just need to shape the pizza dough into its classic round shape, add your favorite toppings and bake it in your oven.

What toppings can you add to bread machine pizza?

Bread machine pizza is just like regular pizza. Let your imagine run wild with the pizza toppings. At a minimum, you should add tomato sauce and shredded cheese. However, after that you can add toppings such as already cooked meats (i.e. sausage or pepperoni), sliced vegetables (i.e. onions or peppers), special ingredients (i.e. pineapple or anchovies), etc.

How long does the pizza dough cycle take on a bread machine?

With our Sunbeam bread machine, it takes approximately 1:30 hours in order to make bread machine pizza dough. This length of time is used by the bread machine in order to knead the pizza dough and allow the dough to rise. However, check your bread machine instructions because the length of the dough cycle may vary on other bread machines.

Are there other uses for bread machine pizza dough beyond making pizza?

Beyond making delicious homemade pizza, you can use bread machine pizza dough in order to make bread sticks, calzones, dumpling skins, rolls, etc.

What is the best flour to use for bread machine pizza dough?

You can use either all-purpose flour or bread flour in order to make bread machine pizza dough. Both work well (although the bread flour will result in a slightly “airier” pizza dough). Nevertheless, I tend to use all-purpose flour for my bread machine pizza because all-purpose flour is usually cheaper than bread flour and tastes roughly the same as bread flour (when used for pizza). I also tend to have a lot more all-purpose flour  available because it is used in so many different recipes (i.e. banana breads, muffins, cookies, etc). In contrast, bread flour is used primarily just for making bread.

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Bread Machine Pizza Dough (with Italian Herbs)

This bread machine pizza dough recipe allows you to easily make delicious homemade pizza. Why buy stale frozen pizza or expensive delivery pizza... when you can make great pizza at home! This bread maker pizza dough recipe is a very simple & easy to make. Visit BreadDad.com for more great bread machine recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bread machine pizza, bread machine pizza dough, bread maker pizza dough, homemade pizza, pizza bread machine, pizza dough bread machine, pizza dough recipe
Servings: 16 Medium Slices
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups Water (lukewarm)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour (all-purpose flour or bread flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

Instructions - Bread Machine Pizza Dough

  • Place the water, olive oil and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Place the bread pan (with ingredients) into the bread machine and then plug in the machine.
  • Put your machine on the Dough setting and press the start button. In our  Sunbeam bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts (as the bread pan/bread machine may be hot). Sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to avoid the dough sticking to the cutting board.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Shape the pizza dough into a round pizza shape. Don't press down on the edges of the pizza. You want a little rim around the pizza. The higher edges will help to contain the sauce and cheese as the pizza bakes.
  • The pizza dough can be used to create one large pizza or two medium pizzas.

Instructions - Next Steps for Homemade Oven-Baked Pizza

  • Place the pizza-shaped dough on a non-stick baking sheet or pizza pan.
  • Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce (or pizza sauce) on the pizza dough.
  • Sprinkle on a layer of shredded cheese.
  • Add some already cooked toppings (i.e. fried Italian sausages). These toppings should be pre-cooked because the pizza baking process may not cook them properly or safely.
  • Bake pizza in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Baking time will vary due to the amount & variety of toppings and size & depth of the pizza dough. Check the pizza frequently after 15 minutes to ensure that it has been baked to perfection!
  • Wear oven mitts to remove pizza from the oven.
  • Place finished pizza on cutting board and cut into pizza slices. Enjoy!

Notes

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The nutritional data only covers the pizza dough used to make 1 slice of medium-sized pizza pie crust and not any potential toppings (i.e. cheese or tomato sauce). The nutritional information is provided using recipe tools such as WP Recipe Maker. These figures should only be considered as an estimate. They should not be construed as a guarantee of accuracy given visitors may use different serving sizes, ingredients, etc. See our legal disclaimer for additional nutrition disclosures.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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