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Instant Pot Pizza Dough Recipe

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Ready for a homemade pizza night? Our Instant Pot Pizza Dough Recipe has you covered! With minimal ingredients and your trusty Instant Pot, you’ll have fresh homemade pizza dough in a flash. Say hello to delicious homemade pizza, it will soon become one of your favorite Instant Pot Recipes.

Instant pot pizza dough recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • No Waiting: This Instant Pot pressure cooker method drastically reduces rising time for delicious pizza dough.
  • Simple Ingredients: You only need basic pantry items for making homemade pizza dough.
  • Homemade Pizza: Nothing beats the taste and texture of this fail proof pizza dough.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Warm Water: Activates the yeast, encouraging it to produce the gases that make the dough rise.
  • Sugar: Feeds the yeast, boosting its activity, and adds a touch of sweetness to the dough.
  • Active Dry Yeast or Instant Yeast: Makes the dough rise, giving the pizza crust its light and airy texture.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Provides structure to the dough.
  • Olive Oil: Adds moisture and richness to the dough, enhancing its flavor and texture.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and strengthens the gluten structure in the dough.
Ingredients Needed for Pizza Dough

How To Make Instant Pot Pizza Dough?

Step One: Proof the Yeast

Place in a large bowl the warm water, sugar, and yeast. If using active dry yeast, wait 5 minutes for it to proof. The yeast will form a creamy foam on the surface of the water.

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Step Two: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add in your flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix well with a sturdy wooden spoon.

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Step Three: Knead The Dough

Knead by hand for 6 to 7 minutes on a floured surface (such as a clean counter, or large cutting board), or you can use a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment for five minutes.

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Step Four: Prep The Instant Pot

Oil the inside of your pot of the Instant Pot. Make sure it is well coated with oil on the bottom as well as the sides of the pot.

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Step Five: Place Dough In Instant Pot

Place your dough on the bottom of the pot. Lock your lid closed.

Step Six: Set Instant Pot

Select the yogurt button or keep warm button on your Instant Pot for 1 hour.

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Expert Tips

  • Test The Yeast: In order to test your yeast you need to proof it. Whether using active yeast or fresh yeast, good quality yeast will create a creamy foam on the service of the water.
  • All Purpose Flour: The best type of flour for making pizza dough is All-purpose flour. Also known as plain flour in the UK and Maida flour in India, all purpose flour is great for making New York style pizza crusts as well as deep-dish pizza crusts.
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Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: If you choose to make the dough beforehand, it can be refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. You can leave it in the Instant Pot, just make sure that it is covered with aluminum foil in the refrigerator.
  • Freeze: To freeze pizza dough, portion it, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer-safe bag, removing excess air before sealing, and store in the freezer for up to three months.
  • Thaw: To thaw frozen pizza dough, transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. Alternatively, you can leave it at room temperature for a few hours until fully thawed and ready to use.

Add Pizza Toppings

  • Once your dough is ready you can add lots of toppings to your cheesy pizza. Choose any toppings you like. There’s classic Margherita, Pepperoni Pizza, Hawaiian and more.
  • Cook your deep pan or thin crust pizza on a baking tray or pizza stone.
  • Whatever topping you choose, cook the pizza for around 15-20 minutes or until your homemade pizza is golden brown.
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What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Parmesan Knots: Twist pizza dough into knots and bake with garlic and Parmesan for a flavorful side.
  • Caprese Salad Skewers: Thread cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil on skewers drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  •  Chicken Caesar Salad: Crisp romaine, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing complement the pizza’s richness.
  •  Marinated Olives: Mix olives with olive oil, garlic, and herbs for a quick, flavorful side.

FAQ’S

What If I Don’t Have A Yogurt Button?

If you don’t have the yogurt function on your pressure cooker, then you can still make delicious dough. Simply use the “Keep Warm” function for approx 1 hour and wait for your dough to do it’s thing!

After one hour, turn off your Instant pot. Remove the dough as it is ready to be rolled out.

Instant Pot Pizza Dough

Instant Pot Pizza Dough Recipe

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes

This Instant Pot Pizza dough Recipe is super easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, or 1 package instant yeast
  • 3 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Place in a large bowl the warm water, sugar, and yeast. If using active dry yeast, wait 5 minutes for it to proof. The yeast will form a creamy foam on the surface of the water. Add in your flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix well with a sturdy wooden spoon.
  2. Need by hand for 6 to 7 minutes on a floured surface (such as a clean counter, or large cutting board), or you can use a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment for five minutes. 
  3. Oil the inside of your pot of the instant pot. Make sure it is well coated with oil on the bottom as well as the sides of the pot. Place your dough on the bottom of the pot. Lock your lid closed.
  4. Select the yogurt button on your instant pot for 1 hour. After one hour, turn off your Instant pot. Remove the dough as it is ready to be rolled out, topped with your favorite pizza toppings, and enjoyed!

Notes

  • Test The Yeast: In order to test your yeast you need to proof it. Whether using active yeast or fresh yeast, good quality yeast will create a creamy foam on the service of the water.
  • All Purpose Flour: The best type of flour for making pizza dough is All-purpose flour. Also known as plain flour in the UK and Maida flour in India, all purpose flour is great for making New York style pizza crusts as well as deep-dish pizza crusts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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4 Comments

    1. Hi …. great question. If you’re instant pot model does not have a yogurt button, then simply use the “Keep warm” button for 1 hour. It will do the same trick.

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