Pieces of pizza topped with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms on a slate serving plate next to a pizza cutter on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine

Pizza has always been a family favorite, it’s easy to make homemade pizza with a bread machine and is versatile to fit everyone’s tastes.

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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 bread machine pizza 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 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. It’s so easy to use the bread machine, though, to make the perfect pizza dough. Add the ingredients, set to dough, and press the start button. 

Sometimes we will make frozen pizzas, but making delicious homemade pizza is so much better! 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. 

​Added Seasonings

While I have a few seasonings listed below, you can certainly change them to your preferences. A few others to try include:

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Onion powder
  • Oregano
  • Herbs de Provence

Pizza Toppings

Personally, I just want cheese on my pizza, and so do the boys. I am not supposed to eat dairy, so I use vegan cheese. You can add any toppings you’d like, but these are some of our suggestions:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Pizza sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Pepperoni
  • Ground beef
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Red onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Black olives

Whether you’re planning a cozy night in or hosting a lively gathering, this recipe has you covered. With enough dough to make individual servings for at least eight people, it’s an opportunity for everyone to unleash their creativity and make their own mouthwatering pizza creations. Get ready for a memorable and interactive dining experience that will surely leave your guests impressed!

From classic combinations like Margherita or Pepperoni to unique and inventive toppings, the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with different cheeses, sauces, meats, and veggies. The best part? Besides the delicious end result, the process of crafting your own homemade pizza dough is incredibly enjoyable and brings everyone together.

Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine Step by Step


  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 3/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Favorite pizza toppings: tomato sauce, cheese, meats, veggies, etc.


Set up the bread machine as directed and add all of the ingredients except your pizza toppings to the baking pan. For most bread machine recipes you want to keep the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in different layers to make sure the instant yeast doesn’t touch the liquid ingredients. But for this simple recipe, it all goes in the bread machine pan together.  Select the dough setting on your bread machine and let it run through the complete dough 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. Remove the dough ball from the pan and place it onto a lightly floured surface. 

Knead the dough a few times by hand. Gently roll out the dough into a large circle or square. For a thicker crust, use all of the homemade dough now. If you want a thin crust, use half of the dough and roll it out very thin. Then repeat with the other half of the dough.  Place dough on a baking stone, cookie sheet, or pizza pan. 

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. This is where you can customize each piece. As you can see, we all want ours a little bit different from the others. 

Bake for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is cooked. 

Young boy watching homemade pizza bake in the oven
Pieces of pizza topped with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms on a slate serving plate next to a pizza cutter on a wooden surface (vertical)

omemade Pizza Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover pizza on a plate covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. 

Reheating: The best way to reheat your pizza is to place it back in the oven for a few minutes until warmed through. 


Originally Published On: January 26, 2017

Last Updated On: September 19, 2023

Pieces of pizza topped with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms on a slate serving plate next to a pizza cutter on a wooden surface

Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine

Pizza has always been a family favorite, it's easy to make homemade pizza with a bread machine and is versatile to fit everyone's tastes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Main Dish
bread machine
Servings: 8
5 from 6 votes


  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose 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


Note: Nutrition is calculated for pizza crust. The toppings are not included since they will vary by person.
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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19 thoughts on “Homemade Pizza with a Bread Machine”

  1. pauldavissolutions

    Great pictures of the pizza! Have you tried different flour types?
    My wife and I are always experimenting with whole grains and gluten free flours.

    1. Thank you! We have tried it with all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. I don’t really taste a difference, so we usually stick with the whole wheat flour. I haven’t tried any gluten-free because no one in my household has a gluten allergy so haven’t needed to try it. If you try it, let me know how it works, my grandmother has celiacs and would love to know she could make some pizza!

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  4. Well, we learn something new every day, I did not know about bread machine and after reading your post and looking at it, I am going to get one. I love the picture of your son watching the pizza.

  5. 5 stars
    We have been making pizza at home now but with store bought pizza dough. Looking at your recipe, makes it look easy to make pizza dough. Will give it a try the next time we make pizza.

  6. I haven’t thought of making pizza at home before. Your instruction is so well-written that I’m keen on trying it out. Thanks a lot!

  7. It is amazing to set a bread machine on a dough setting, and push the start button, and the pizza dough is ready. This is perfect solution for busy moms! My brother loves pizza, this can be a good gift for him.

  8. 5 stars
    We make our own pizza too, because it gives us the chance to choose our own toppings. I don’t have a bread machine but it sure is great to own one. I will have to think about getting one myself.

  9. My kids are huge fans of pizza and I’ve always wanted to make some from scratch. I should consider this!

  10. 5 stars
    My family loves when I make homemade pizza. I’ve never used a bread machine before. I would love to use it someone day.

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