Easy Peezy Pizza Dough (Bread Machine Pizza Dough)

"This is a really easy way to make a good "yeasty" pizza dough! As well as using this recipe for when I'm making pizza, I also use it for when I'm making a focaccia or a calzone. (The preparation time I have given includes the time it takes to make the dough in the machine and the time it takes for the pizza dough to proof - after removing it from the bread machine, 30 minutes.)"
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Ready In:
3hrs 15mins
1-2 pizzas




  • Caramelised onions and roasted garlic.
  • Mozzarella cheese, Camembert, Romano and Feta (for a really, really cheezy pizza!).
  • Equal parts of basil pesto and olive oil mixed together with Parmesan or Romano cheese.
  • Plus some roughly chopped sundried or SEMI-dried tomatoes, sliced black olives and LOTS of grated Mozzarella cheese, salt and lost of freshly ground black pepper!
  • Cranberry jelly, shredded chicken, sliced Brie!
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded chicken and sliced avocado!
  • Place all the above ingredients in the order I have listed into the bread machine.
  • Select the dough cycle and press start!
  • When the dough cycle is complete, take the dough out of the machine and place in well greased bowl, and roll the dough around (in the bowl) thus 'coating' it in oil.
  • Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1/2 an hour.
  • Knead the risen dough lightly.
  • To shape and bake: roll the dough into a circle.
  • Place on well greased baking tray or pizza pan.
  • Then add a topping of your choice and bake at 225'C.
  • NOTE: for a nice crisp and very thin pizza, bake BEFORE adding the topping AND after!

Questions & Replies

  1. can I use regular flour?
  2. How long can I keep this dough out before using? Once it proofs for 30 min, can I leave out for a few hours or do I need to toss it in the fridge? Also, can I save in the fridge for the next day?
  3. Can you substitute honey for the sugar
  4. Is this a 1, 1 and a half or 2 pound dough? I have to select a size for my bread machine.
  5. what does 250 C. equal?


  1. My husband and I love this easy to make dough for pizza and calzones... only thing I found is that in my bread machine I have to add the water FIRST, otherwise all the flour won't mix in.
  2. This was my husbands favorite pizza! I cooked it at 425 for 5 minutes without toppings and 15 minutes after toppings....better than delivery
  3. so easy... as for adding the water first, my machine recommends that you do that anyway and make a small indentation into the pile of flour in which to pour the yeast (to keep the yeast from hitting the water too soon and activating too quickly.) Loved the carmelized onion idea for topping.
  4. Great crust! I have been looking for a good crust recipe since I bought my bread machine a few months ago. My only suggestion is to oil your hands before handling the dough!(when you take it out of the machine and out of the bowl) Thanks for the recipe.
  5. WOW what a great recipe!!!! If you are afraid to try to make your own dough, try this!!! The dough has a great flavor, and makes a great pizza!! I also had to add the water first, and followed #16 to get a crispy crust. I cooked it for 20 minutes before adding my toppings (pizza sauce and cheese- i am boring :) ) Thanks karin for posting!!! Who needs take out when you can have this!!


  1. Used beer instead of water.
  2. Love this recipe and have made it several times. Only thing is, I change the flour to 2c instead of 3c. It never mixes into a dough with 3c...too dry.
  3. I scaled the recipe down by 1/3rd to make 2 12" thin crust pies, reduced the sugar to 2 teaspoons, added 2 teaspoons KAF Instant Sourdough Flavor and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Delicious!
  4. I substituted butter for half of the olive oil and added roasted garlic powder, toasted onion powder, and Italian herbs. <3
  5. Added: one tsp of granulated garlic, one tsp onion powder, 2 tsp of dried oregano


I live in New Zealand, I'm married and my husband and I have no children....but we do have a dog (Bruno the Poodle), and a cat (Gus the Birman)! Back in November 2000, I resigned from a 17yr career with Air New Zealand as a Purser. I am now working as a Private Investigator with my husband - having his own Investigation Company. The work is varied and at times very rewarding as I'm sure you can imagine! I have an absolute passion for shoes...what woman doesn't??!!!, and fashion generally, including that of Home Interiors and furnishings, and gardens. I enjoy, among many past-times, art, gardening, water ski-ing, power walking, and ofcourse...COOKING!!(and entertaining). I guess my pet peeve would be running late for an appointment somewhere! 10 minutes early = 10 minutes late with me!! So, ON time is VERY late!!! If I had a month off - no work, and no responsibilities I would buy 2 return airfares to Honolulu!! And spend 2 weeks on Waikiki Beach with my husband and 2 weeks at home in the kitchen!! And entertaining friends and family.
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