Food Network Kitchen’s Bread Machine Pizza Dough as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Martha Tinkler for Food Network Kitchen

Bread Machine Pizza Dough

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr (includes proofing and resting times)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
If you love the flavor and freshness of homemade pizza dough but are scared of kneading and proofing, we have the recipe for you! Pull out your bread machine. It takes all the guess work out of pizza dough—just add the ingredients and walk away. Out comes enough beautiful dough for a sheet pan pizza or a deep-dish skillet pizza.





Special equipment:
a 2-pound capacity bread machine
  1. For the dough: Add the dough ingredients to the bread pan of a 2-pound capacity bread machine in the following order: water, olive oil, flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Program the machine for pizza dough (or just the dough setting, depending on your machine) and start the cycle (see Cook's Note).
  2. For the pizza: Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil.
  3. Once the dough is puffy and the dough cycle is complete, between 45 and 90 minutes depending on your bread machine, stretch the dough into the same shape and size as the baking sheet and press it into the pan—it’s ok if the dough is a little small, it will become easier to stretch as it rests. Let the dough rest, covered, until it is at room temperature and relaxed, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Dock the dough all over with a fork, then spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and any other toppings if using. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the sides and bottom crust are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut and serve.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.) Settings, cycles and timing may vary on your bread machine depending on the model. Refer to the manufacturer's guide and pay attention to visual cues for proofing. We tested this recipe using a Cuisinart Compact Automatic Bread Maker, Model CBK-110.