Pizza dough in the breadmaker – cheap and fun!

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My husband and I love a nice takeaway. It is a bit of a weakness really! We have resolved to have fewer takeaways this year. So far we have cut the amount considerably. This is great for money saving and it is great for our waistline too. We have managed to save money on takeaways that we do buy.

I love making homemade pizzas. They are SO cheap, compared to takeaways. Also, they are easy and best of all they are a bit fun too! I’m sharing with you today my recipe to make pizza dough in the breadmaker, and tips on how to make a cheese stuffed crust pizza too.

Now I realise that the above isn’t the best photo ever… however this is a stuffed crust pizza! It was SO good! I made this using the below dough, although you could make two regular sized pizzas. I’ve done this lots of times with great results.

Ingredients for pizza dough in the breadmaker – this makes a great pizza dough for a pizza base:

This is modelled on the Panasonic pizza dough recipe: 

1/2 teaspoon yeast

300g strong white flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

170ml water

Method for pizza dough in the breadmaker

If you have a Panasonic breadmaker then this is option 22. It takes 45 minutes. When using a Russell Hobbs bread maker, or similar branded bread maker, you’ll want to use a dough setting, or specifically a pizza setting if your machine has one.

If you don’t have a breadmaker then you can mix this by hand. It should take around 5 minutes to work this dough to a suitable consistency.

Once the dough has been mixed you want to make it into a ball, or two balls for thinner pizzas. Use the heel of your hand to make a circle. Then you want to toss the pizza dough. This takes a couple of minutes and is great fun. There are TONS of videos on Youtube, such as this one, that can help.

Once I have pizza dough prepared I like to leave it to prove. This takes around 30 minutes I find, in a warm part of my kitchen. Usually the top of the hob.

Delicious pizza toppings / what I top my pizzas with:

When it comes to dressing the pizza I typically use my homemade pasta sauce. I always have a load of this in the freezer and I love it!

Toppings can be anything you want really. For a change, I use pesto and chicken. Chicken and peppers are a favourite lately in our house as we always have these in.

How to make a cheese stuffed crust pizza:

Roll out your pizza as normal, making one pizza from this dough. Then either use blocks of cheese, or shoestrings, in the edge, and then fold the dough over. You can stuff the crust with anything you want really, and stretch the edge over. Then leave to prove for 20 minutes.

Making pizza dough in the breadmaker is so convenient. It is miles cheaper, I can set the timer on my Panasonic breadmaker and it tastes great. This is a dairy free pizza dough too which is great for my daughter to have a mini pizza.

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How to make my pizza dough in the breadmaker:

pizza dough in the breadmaker

Course Main Course
Keyword dough, pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Proving 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas


  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 300 g strong white flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 170 ml water


Preparing the dough

  1. In your Panasonic breadmaker this is option 22. It takes 45 minutes and then the dough is ready for you to use.

  2. If you’re mixing by hand then combine all of your ingredients in a bowl. Work the dough for several minutes. 

  3. Make your dough into a ball, or two balls, using the heel of your hand to work it into a circle. 

  4. Roll the dough out into your shapes (circle or square are both fairly easy!) and then leave to prove for 30 minutes.

Cooking the dough

  1. The size of the pizzas you make will determine how long this dough takes to cook.

    I find that if you’re making two thin pizzas they take around 12 minutes at Gas Mark 6 (200C). A larger stuffed crust takes around 18-20 minutes.

Products I use when making my pizza dough in the breadmaker:

My favourite breadmaker accessories:

Cooked air fryer chicken wings in the air fryer basket

Like this pizza dough in Panasonic breadmaker recipe? Fancy trying another one of my baking recipes? Here are some great ones:

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A cooked cheese stuffed crust pizza with text overlay that says pizza dough made in the breadmaker delicious and frugal too!

3 Responses

  1. katykicker February 21, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I love pizza, I’ll turn into one I’m sure!!

  2. katykicker February 22, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    What I do when I want a thin crust (I have achieved it before) is half the dough, then I do the ‘throw in the air’ method of stretching the dough and I don’t leave to rise again. This gives a nice thin and crispy base. Thanks for stopping by!

    • katykicker February 22, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope it helps! I watched some youtube videos but basically make a small ball of dough then make it a circle, then slowly press the edges out to make a little crust then begin tossing it! It may get a few tiny holes but just fold the dough over to fix those.

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