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How to Make Instant Pot Pizza Dough from Scratch

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Instant Pot Pizza Dough is a quick and easy way to proof dough. You are able to speed up the process thanks to your Instant Pot. Rising dough in Instant Pot is a recipe that is quick and efficient.

If you love homemade pizza, you will enjoy this light and tender pizza dough recipe. Add on all your favorite pizza toppings and dive deep in homemade pizza.

Instant Pot Proof Pizza Dough - The Best Way to Make Pizza Dough at Home

Quick prep and fast rise time will allow you to have fresh pizza to serve up your family in a fraction of the time. This is why I think this is the best way to make pizza dough at home.

By using the Instant Pot to proof pizza dough you can have the dough rise in 1/2 the time. Then you lay it out on a floured surface and work the dough.

Roll out the dough get it in the pizza shape you want, whether circular or square. Then follow the baking directions below.

What If I Don't Want To Use Instant Pot - How to Make Pizza Dough

Luckily there is more than one way to learn how to make pizza dough.

If you don't want to place your dough in the Instant Pot you can place dough in a greased bowl that is covered.

You will want the dough to set on the counter for about an hour. It will take longer to rise but it will still work just as good.

You are looking for your dough to double in size. Once it is doubled punch it down and then roll it out on a floured surface just like you would in the pressure cooker method.

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What Is The Best Yeast To Use

You can use active dry yeast to make this pizza. You want a yeast that takes a little time to activate so you can see the dough is going to work.

As the dough activates as it is proofing you will find it doubles in size. If you have a favorite yeast you can use it if it is good for bread dough.

Can I Double This Recipe For Pizza

Sure, you absolutely can double this recipe. If you have a large family or plan to serve up a crowd go ahead and make extra.

Then cook your pizzas in turns so that you can serve up fresh and ready pizzas for your family or a crowd.

What If Yeast Doesn't Bubble Up

If your yeast doesn't bubble up it means that your yeast isn't activating. This could be due to too hot of liquid, old yeast, etc.

You need to ensure the yeast bubbles up if it doesn't your dough will not rise properly.

If you see the yeast get a little foamy after it sits for 5 minutes that means your yeast is working good and you can move on to the next steps.

How Do You Make Pizza Dough In Advance

Sure, you can make this in advance. All you have to do is take our dough once risen and rolled out. Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.

Then store in the fridge for up to 24 hours in advance. Then when you are ready to cook, roll out and then follow the directions as directed below.

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Yield: 8 slices

Instant Pot Pizza Dough

Instant Pot Pizza Dough

Learn how to make pizza dough from scratch and proof pizza dough in your Instant Pot. This pizza dough recipe saves time and is delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Supplies used to make the best Instant Pot Pizza Dough

Ingredients for an easy Pizza Dough


  1. Place in a large bowl the warm water, sugar, and yeast. If using active dry yeast, wait 5 minutes for it to proof. It will look foamy. 
  2. Add in your flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix well with a sturdy wooden spoon. 
  3. 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.
  4. Oil the inside of your pot of the instant pot. Make sure it is well coated on the bottom as well as the sides of the bottom half. Place your dough on the bottom of the pot. Lock lid.
  5. Select yogurt 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!



  • Can my dog have Pizza Dough? If you plan to share pizza dough with your dog, first of all, you should make sure that it is well cooked. Then, although it is not considered a toxic food for dogs, it is not recommended to feed dogs pizza dough. Even when you add the final ingredients for the pizza, and while most dogs would enjoy a slice of pizza, this is simply not a good food option for them due to its poor nutritional value and side effects. Especially if by chance your dog is allergic to gluten.
  • Can my cat have Pizza Dough? The short answer is no. You should completely avoid offering foods rich in yeast to your cat, but not only because of the false myth that yeast will grow in the cat's stomach, but because when fermented it can cause indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, and general discomfort.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 237Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 532mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 6g

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