"This is a tasty pizza dough...and yes, I have thrown it into my bread maker in the dough cycle to make it even easier!"
2 1/2 teaspoons
active dry yeast
1 2/3 cups
bread flour, plus more for kneading
savory herb with garlic soup mix
fresh grated parmesan cheese
extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the pans and bowl
In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water and stir in the sugar.
Let the mixture stand until it bubbles, about 10 minutes.
Place the flour, soup mix, and cheese in a large mixing bowl or food processor fitted with a steel blade.
Add the yeast mixture and oil and stir with a wooden spoon or process until the mixture forms a ball If mixing by hand, turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead it until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Oil the inside of a medium mixing bowl and turn the dough into the bowl, coating it with the oil.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, dry spot until it is doubled in bulk, about 60-90 minutes Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
Punch the dough down, cut it in half, and form it into two balls.
Working on a floured counter, flatten each piece of dough with a rolling pin, rolling it out into a 12" circle.
Place each dough round on a prepared pizza pan Top the dough with your favorite toppings and bake the pizza until the crust is crispy, about 20-25 minutes.