Bread Machine Beer Pizza Dough

Bread Machine Beer Pizza Dough

There is nothing better than homemade pizza. In this Bread Machine Beer Pizza Dough recipe, it substitutes beer for water which makes for a nice rich flavor with the perfect texture. I use my bread machine on the dough cycle. Its’s so easy! Just put everything in the bread machine, while the bread machine it’s does it’s thing, you’ll have plenty of time to prep your toppings.

Ingredients for recipe- rapid rise yeast, cup of beer, butter, clear glass with salt in it, containers of sugar and flour

Ingredients for Bread Machine Beer Pizza Dough:

  • Beer – I use whatever we have on hand. Most of the time it’s a lager.
  • Butter – softened or slightly melted
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Flour – I personally use regular white flour as I don’t always have bread flour on hand. But if you do then use it!
  • Active dry yeast

Special equipment

Bread machine – I’ve said it in prior posts, I LOVE my bread machine!!! I use it almost weekly. I particularly love it for pizza dough, as you can just throw dough ingredients in the machine and let it work it’s magic while I prep my toppings

Will my pizza dough taste like beer?

No, the beer will give a nice rich flavor.

What goes best on top

Everything! You can create wonderful flavors with a variety of sauces, veggies, cheeses and proteins.

Sauces: pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, Cashew Sauce, or Pesto!

Try these sauces: Roasted Garlic Sauce; Fresh Homemade Pesto

Cheese: Mozzarella shredded or sliced, parmesan, cheddar, goat cheese (goes well with pesto sauce), gorgonzola, provolone, feta, Percorino-Romano…..

Toppings: fresh vegetables spinach, sliced onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, broccoli, shredded carrots, chopped kale, artichokes, or fresh pineapple to name a most common ones. You can sauté your veggies ahead of time also. I like to sauté my onions, mushrooms and spinach before hand. I also roast asparagus for a topping.

Protein: you can add any protein that you like! We usually use vegan sausage and pepperoni. And for the carnivores in the house, we cook up sausage, Hamburg, chicken, or add pepperoni.

pizza toppings in separate bowls, cooked sausage, pepperoni, fresh sliced mushrooms, broccoli, sautéed sliced onions, spinach, sliced fresh green pepper, pizza sauce, white sauce, bowl of shredded cheese

Making the pizza

Once the bread machine has completed the dough cycle, let rise in the machine 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove dough from bread machine, and roll dough out on a floured surface.

Beer pizza dough in a floured surface with wooden rolling pin beside dough.

Thicker crust

Roll out entire dough to fit pizza pan

Beer pizza dough divide in two sections in a floured surface with rolling pin beside dough

Thinner crust

Divide dough in two. Roll out each dough ball to fit pizza pans.

Add sauce, cheese and then toppings.

Bake 12-15 minutes, checking frequently and adjust time as needed until crust is a golden brown and cheese is melted.

Remove from oven. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

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Bread Machine Beer Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza dough made with beer in the bread machine
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza Dough
Servings: 6
Calories: 287kcal


  • Bread machine


  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast


  • Add ingredients in the order listed above or according to bread machine directions
  • Select dough cycle (on mine it is the leaven dough cycle)
  • Once cycle is complete, let rise in machine approx. 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenhiet
  • Oil 1-2 pizza pans.
  • For thick crust – roll dough in shape of pizza pan. Place on the prepared pan.
  • For thin crust – divide dough in half. Roll out each half, and place on prepared pizza pans.
  • Add desired sauce, cheese and toppings.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, cook until crust is a golden brown, checking frequently to ensure crust does not burn.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 5-10 minutes. Slice and Enjoy!


I personally use this Bread Machine
If you like this recipe, check out my Bread Machine Herbed Pizza Dough


Serving: 6g | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg

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