Homemade Bread Machine Pizza Dough made with pantry staples. This New York City pizza is quick and easy to make! Throw all the ingredients into your bread machine pan and then once it’s done, bake a thick crust brick oven style pizza!
I’m back with another bread machine recipe for you! You guys have been loving my Bread Machine Italian Bread and Bread Machine Fluffy Rolls and Bread Machine Meatloaf, so I thought it was time to share one of my family’s favorites – homemade pizza dough!
NYC Pizza Dough Recipe
Look, I’m just going to be straight with you. NYC has the best pizza, so I know good pizza. And this is amazing homemade pizza! First I’ll show you how to make homemade dough in your bread machine, and then I’ll walk you through the steps on how we make our family favorite pizza. The key is high temperature, but we’ll get to that later.
Ingredients for Pizza Dough
You’ll need simple pantry staples to make pizza dough. You probably already have everything!
- olive oil
- bread flour
- active dry yeast
How to Make Pizza Dough in Bread Machine
Your bread machine is going to do most of the hard work in this recipe. Let’s talk about how to make it.
First, place all your ingredients into your baking pan, in the order that your manufacturer recommends. Mine is: water, olive oil, bread flour, sugar, salt, active dry yeast.
Now press the COURSE button for BREAD/PIZZA. Now press START. Now sit back and relax!
After a little bit your pizza dough will be finished. If your bread machine is like mine, it will let out a little jingle to let you know it’s done. Happy time!
Remove dough from baking dish and shape into a ball.
Place dough in a bowl (I like to lightly add some olive oil to my bowl so the dough doesn’t stick) and cover with towel. Allow to rest for 20 minutes in a warm spot. I like to put it near a sunny window during the afternoon.
As you can see after this time, the dough will have risen a little bit more and will be one fluffy ball!
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a circle that is about 12 inches in diameter. You can just do this with your hands, you don’t need a rolling pin or anything fancy. We like to do this on our wooden pizza paddle so it can be a easy transition into the oven.
And just like that you have a homemade pizza crust that didn’t take much work at all!
We like to bake the pizza dough a little bit before we start to add our pizza sauce and cheese. We bake at a high temperature, 550 degrees for about 3 minutes. This prevents the dough from getting soft and soggy once you bake it with the toppings.
Look at that perfect dough with it’s crust bubbles! Gorgeous!
From there we add our sauce and cheese. You can use shredded mozzarella or ripped up pieces of fresh mozzarella – it’s really a personal preference. For us it really depends on our pizza mood. Our neighborhood pizzeria uses shredded cheese (like most takeout pizzerias) but the more fancy pizza shops use slices of mozzarella.
We continue cooking it at a high temperature, for about 5 more minutes, on a baking steel. We check it fairly often to get that brick oven charred crust that we love.
If you make pizza often, you need a baking steel, it will give you the crust of your dreams. You can also use a baking stone.
I mean check out this crust. It’s perfect you guys. Perfect pizza!
Now it’s my favorite part of the recipe, time to eat! Hope you make this homemade bread machine pizza dough and eat some pizza soon! Enjoy!
Bonus: No time to make homemade dough? Check out my Mini Pizzas made with refrigerated biscuits!
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- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- Place all the ingredients into your baking pan in the order that your bread machine manufacturer recommends.
- Press the course button for Bread/Pizza and then START.
- After bread machine finishes, remove dough and shape into a ball. Place dough in bowl, cover with towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes in a warm spot.
- Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out into a circle that is about 12 inches in diameter.
- Bake dough as you normally would. Please see my post on how we bake our pizza at a high temperature for the best crust.