This KitchenAid pizza dough has been made by thousands and become their go to pizza dough recipe! It turns out perfectly every time in the stand mixer.
We make a lot of pizzas in our house. In fact, we make them so often that we have had the opportunity to totally refine our dough making process since the last time we posted a recipe. When we received a KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas in 2010, we started comparing our old stand-by recipe with the food processor versus one with a stand mixer. And this KitchenAid pizza dough recipe was born! Since we first posted this recipe, it’s been made by thousands of people around the world and become their go to pizza dough. Keep reading for the recipe!
Making KitchenAid pizza dough in a stand mixer
While our food processor pizza dough method works well too (and kneading by hand is also an option!), we get great and consistent results every time with the KitchenAid stand mixer. Using the stand mixer, and a single rise, the dough almost melts into shape when you stretch it. Also, you can adjust the dough while it is mixing – a little flour here, a bit of water there – which helps make it a very reliable method.
When we bake our pizza dough, we always use a pizza stone! This makes it perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. What’s the best pizza stone? Here’s the one we recommend, including some care tips.
Pizza is the most common meal that we serve to guests. It’s easy to make, pleases everyone, and is quite healthy if made at home (and you’d be surprised at the number of sworn carnivores who don’t even notice that a delicious homemade pizza is meat-free).
Related: If you’re really into pizza, consider thisportable outdoor pizza oven!
Watch how to make KitchenAid pizza dough
If you’re up for the challenge, here’s how to do it! Because KitchenAid pizza dough is all about texture, we’ve created a video to help you through the process.
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Looking for more homemade pizza recipes?
This KitchenAid pizza dough can be used for dozens of different pizzas. Here are a few of our all-time faves:
- Best Margherita Pizza
- Loaded Mexican Pizza
- Yogurt Ranch Salad Pizza
- Sweet Potato Brie Pizza
- Very Veggie Vegan Pizza
- Perfect Neopolitan Pizza
- Spicy Vegetarian Diavola Pizza
- White Pizza with Pecorino, Scallions, and Egg
- Easy Calzone Recipe
- 8 Tips for Throwing a Homemade Pizza Party | The Kitchn
Looking for more stand mixer recipes?
Outside of this KitchenAid pizza dough, we have several more KitchenAid mixer recipes and stand mixer recipes!
- Artisan No Knead Multigrain Bread
- Whole Wheat Galette Dough
- How to Make Shortbread Cookies
- Homemade Whipped Cream
- Garlic Herb Foccacia Bread
- 450 grams (3 cups) flour
- 2 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast
- 1/2 tablespoon (1 glug) olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon (2 large pinches) kosher salt
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- Start out by watching our Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Video to get a feel for the process.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (except cornmeal). Leave out a small amount of the water.
- Using the dough hook from the mixer, stir until a loose dough forms. If a dough doesn’t form, add the rest of the water. If the dough is extremely wet and sticky, and a pinch of flour.
- Attach the dough hook to the mixer and start on a low speed. Gradually increase the speed to medium until a ball forms. This should take about 30 seconds. If the dough does not release from the sides of the bowl, add a pinch of flour. If the dough is very dry and floury, add a small amount of water.
- Once the dough forms into a ball, allow the mixer to knead for 8 minutes at medium-high.
- After the kneading is finished, divide the dough in half. Using floured hands, gently shape each dough into a boule. Set each boule on a floured surface and dab with a little bit of olive oil to keep moist. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- To stretch the dough, pick up the risen dough and gently shape it into a circle. Do not over-work or fold the dough. Drape the dough over both of your knuckles and rotate it around, allowing gravity to stretch it into a circle. If the dough starts to resist stretching, put it down and allow it to rest for a few minutes, at which point it will stretch more easily.
- Sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal onto a pizza peel or rimless baking sheet. Place the stretched dough onto the peel and quickly add toppings. Cook at 500° for 5-7 minutes until browned. Enjoy!
Start this recipe about an hour before you want to make your pizza. Start pre-heating your oven 15 minutes into the rise time.
- Category: Pizza Dough
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: pizza dough, pizza, stand mixer, mixer, kitchenaid, kitchenaid pizza dough
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.