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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

I adapted a recipe I saw online for making pizza dough in my bread machine. I hadn’t been happy with the recipe that came with my machine – it was OK but it wasn’t spectacular either. This one though tasted great and rolled out even easier! I know, I know…bread flour right? Nope. I make everything with all-purpose flour. Otherwise I would have bins of various flours all over my counter clogging up what little space I do have. And while food snobs might disagree with me I have found I can make the majority of my recipes with simple A.P. flour. Oh I am sure I am missing out on a tender crumb or whatever but I will survive 😉

No photos but a very quick and easy recipe for weekend pizza!

Bread Machine Pizza Dough


  • 1 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more for bowls)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast


(Done to my bread machine directions) Add the water and oil to the bread pan, flour on top, with salt and yeast on top of that.

Turn on for dough setting (mine takes 55 minutes) and ignore.

Lightly flour a rolling board, knock the dough out, punch down and cut in  half. Shape into balls and place each into a medium mixing bowl that is lightly oiled, flipping the dough over to coat. Cover both bowls with a clean kitchen towel, leave in a warm area of the kitchen for about 40 minutes, until doubled.

Knock each ball out onto a lightly floured rolling board and roll out to desired shape (a 12″ circle is nice).

Use for pizzas how you desire – how much you top the pizza will affect baking time.

I baked ours at 450° for 25 minutes, our pizzas were heavily sauced and topped.  A light brushing of oil, spices and a light dusting of toppings/cheese? I would check at 15 minutes. Your time will be shorter if you use a heated pizza stone.

Makes 2 12″ pizza crusts.


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