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Instant Pot Pizza Dough Recipe

This Chili and Herb Instant Pot Pizza Dough Recipe is super easy to make and full of flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American, International, Italian
Keyword easy pizza dough, Instant pot pizza dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pizza Dough Rising Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 121kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry

Ingredients

Chili Herb Instant Pot Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups (450g) '00' flour (all-purpose flour will work too)
  • ¾ tbsp active dried yeast
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • ¼ tsp dried chili flakes or to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup (300ml) lukewarm water

Instructions

Chili Herb Instant Pot Pizza Dough Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, herbs and chilli flakes.
  • Make a well in the centre of the mix and add in oil and water.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix dough until all ingredients are combined.
  • Finish mixing the dough by hand, adding in a few spoonfuls of water if the mixture is too dry and crumbly.
  • Turn the dough onto floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes until smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball.
  • Oil your Instant Pot Insert and place your pizza dough inside the insert.
  • Close the Instant Pot, choose the yogurt setting, normal pressure and set the time for 1 hour (it actually takes between 50-60 minutes to rise).
  • Remove the Instant Pot Pizza Dough, and then divide it into 4 portions for 4 thin crust pizzas or into 2 portions for 2 thick crust pizzas.
  • Roll out one portion into a pizza shape. Now you're ready to make pizza!

Chili Herb Pizza Dough Instructions

  • Turn the dough onto floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Transfer the dough into a large floured bowl, sprinkle the top with flour and cover with a damp cloth.
  • Leave the dough to rise till it has doubled in size which takes about 1hr in a warm place.
  • Then turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and remove the air from the dough by kneading it for a few seconds.
  • Next, divide it into 4 portions for 4 thin crust pizzas, or 2 portions for 2 thick crust pizzas. Shape into balls.
  • Roll one portion out into a pizza shape. You are now ready to make pizza!

Instant Pot Pizza Oven Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 470F/ fan-assisted 220C / 240C/ gas 8, with a pizza stone or with a baking tray lined with aluminum foil inside it.
  • Roll out the pizza dough and prick with a fork.
  • Remove the pizza stone or baking tray from the oven, and transfer the pizza dough onto it (you will need one tray or stone per pizza).
  • Bake the pizza dough for 4-5 minutes, then remove from the oven and top with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 4-5 minutes, or until pizza crust golden and crispy and cheese is nice and melted.

Notes

Making Chili Herb Pizza Dough Tips

  • Stickier dough makes for a lighter fluffier pizza crust.
  • You can vary the herbs you add into the pizza dough. Oregano, thyme, parsley and basil all make great choices.
  • Ignore the chili if you are making this for the kiddoes.
  • I find that the pizza dough is ready at about 50 minutes, so you can check the dough at that time.
  • You can also use cornmeal or polenta to dust the Instant Pot pizza crust as you roll it out.

Cooking Instant Pot Pizza Tips

  • My failsafe method of avoiding a soggy pizza crust is to prick the dough with a fork and then bake it plain for 5 mins before adding any toppings (especially if you don't have a pizza stone).
  • However, you can add your toppings directly to the rolled dough if you prefer, but may end up with a slightly soggier pizza crust.
  • Don't over-top your pizza, and especially don't over do it with the tomato sauce. Less is more when it comes to pizza toppings.
  • If using freshly torn herbs, it is best to add those after cooking for maximum flavor.

Chili Herb Instant Pot Pizza Dough Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of this Instant Pot Pizza Dough.

Pressure Cooker Pizza Serving Suggestions

Instant Pot Iced Tea.
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob.
Instant Pot Chicken Wings.
Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup.
Tomato Cucumber Salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.4mg