Easy Pizza Dough for Bread Machine

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 51mins
1 pie




  • Add ingredients to pan in order listed, set bread machine on"dough" and walk away.
  • After the cycle is completed, lightly coat dough ball in flour and roll or slap out to desired size.
  • Top with desired sauce, cheeses, meats and/or veggies and bake at 450° until cheese is golden brown.
  • Will make a 9-10" pizza of average thickness, or a 13-14" thin crust pizza.
  • For best results, bake on a preheated baking stone sprinkled with corn meal.
  • 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).

Questions & Replies

  1. Do you use 110 degree water to activate yeast or room temp water in the bread machine?


  1. 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!!!!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. I used this recipe last night and made the absolutely best pizza in the world!! The dough was marvelously tasty. I didn't have a pizza stone, so I used my large cast iron skillet to cook it. My husband, who is not very fond of pizza, came back several times for another slice. I wonder if this dough could be used to make dinner rolls? At any rate, my family now has a new favorite pizza place, my kitchen.
  5. I love this!! Keeping this recipe handy.


  1. this recipe is the only pizza recipe I use now... The only changes I made were that I use beer (when I have some) instead of water and I use half bread flour and half regular flour...



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