A few years ago, at my wedding shower, I was gifted with a bread machine. I didn’t realize just how much I would end up using it! I love making fresh bread to go with a lot of our meals. But more than that, I use this dough recipe that came with the machine. The original recipe did not include the extra seasonings, but we like the added flavor that it adds to the pizza crust.
Pizza is one of my weaknesses when it comes to food. This recipe makes it easy for me to customize dinner to just how we want it. For example, I like ricotta cheese on mine, but most pizza delivery places don’t use ricotta. I’m sure you could also make this recipe by hand, but I have never really done that so can’t tell you what to do differently.
The boys get so excited when it’s pizza night. They love helping me roll out the dough and pick out their toppings. Well, I should say they like to help prepare Justin’s because he uses all the toppings. The boys and I only like cheese on our pizza.
The recipe for the dough makes a large amount. These are usually two or three meals for each of us, and that’s with cutting this dough into quarters when we bake. Try this pizza recipe the next time you have guests over. There is enough dough to make an individual serving for at least eight people, and it can be a fun time to each make your own pizza.
Step by Step
Set up the bread machine as directed and add all of the ingredients except your pizza toppings to the baking pan. Select the dough setting on your bread machine and let it run through that cycle. Machines will vary. Mine takes one and a half hours to make the dough.
When the bread machine is done, preheat the oven to 400F. L
Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into smaller pieces. We like to make at least one pizza for each person. Smaller pieces are also easier to work with and move for baking.
Spread the pizza sauce and desired toppings out on each piece of pizza.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is cooked.
Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 3/8 cup water
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp italian seasoning
- Pizza toppings: sauce, cheese, meats, veggies, etc.
- Combine all ingredients except toppings in bread pan
- Select dough setting and press start
- When unit is done, remove dough from pan and place on lightly floured counter
- Knead a few times to work the dough together
- Roll out on pizza stone
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Spread sauce and other toppings over pizza
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted
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