Easy Pizza Dough for Bread Machine

Total Time
1hr 51mins
Prep 1 hr 35 mins
Cook 16 mins

This is basically an amalgam of several basic bread recipes, simplified and adapted for use as a pizza crust. The bread machine just makes it easier. Makes a 10-14" inch pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ingredients to pan in order listed, set bread machine on"dough" and walk away.
  2. After the cycle is completed, lightly coat dough ball in flour and roll or slap out to desired size.
  3. Top with desired sauce, cheeses, meats and/or veggies and bake at 450° until cheese is golden brown.
  4. Will make a 9-10" pizza of average thickness, or a 13-14" thin crust pizza.
  5. For best results, bake on a preheated baking stone sprinkled with corn meal.
  6. Notes: You may substitute beer for all or part of the water. I've used 3/4 cup flat beer and 1/4 water with excellent results. A teaspoon of semolina may be added as well -- it provides a nice crunchiness to the dough when baked. Corn meal can be substituted for the semolina (and likewise, semolina can be used to dust the pizza peel and/or baking stone).
Most Helpful

I found this after searching far and wide about 1 year ago and it is the only bread machine recipe I use now for pizza. In fact, I am cooking it now!!! I add a bit more water, about 1 Tblsp more of olive oil, 2 Tblsp cornmeal, 1 tsp crushed garlic, parmesan cheese and heaps of basil and oregano to the dough mix. Delicious and our friends rave about it when I cook it!!!!

5 5

Excellent crust - I made the dough in the bread machine, rubbed it with oil then let it sit (covered) an extra 1/2 hour to raise then cut it in half and made 2 thin crust pizza's. Really good!

5 5

Great Recipe! Have been looking for the perfect crust for awhile and I have finally found it. I made two pizza crusts from this recipe, and they weren't too thin. I added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. oregano and 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning. I used the water recipe, but next time will try adding the beer.