Pizza Dough in an Instant Pot

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

I've shared before that I love making cinnamon rough dough in an Instant Pot. It's kind of a one-stop-shop for doing everything you need to your dough – scalding milk and letting dough rise in a warm (but not too warm) pot couldn't be easier. Plus, I love reducing the amount of dishes needed in the process. Let me tell you – it's a game-changer!

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

As it turns out, the Instant Pot is great for proofing pizza dough as well. For Valentine's day this year, we made heart-shaped personal pizzas with the kids (and I'm hoping we can continue that tradition in the future). It really wasn't all that difficult to make this absolutely amazing pizza dough – maybe a few of you could use this recipe too!

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Here's how we did it. (Printable recipe at the bottom of the post if needed.)

You'll need…

1 cup warm water
1 pack yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions…

Turn on the yogurt setting (normal heat) on your Instant Pot.

Pour warm water into your Instant Pot inner pot. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Sprinkle yeast on top of water and let activate for about a minute.

While yeast activates, mix together flour, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Once yeast activates, mix in flour mixture. Form a fairly stiff ball of dough (sprinkle in extra flour if needed).

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Pour half of the olive oil over the top and rub over ball.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Allow dough to proof in Instant Pot for 30 minutes to an hour. Dough should rise to about double volume; poke down with a fork if needed.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Once dough rises, remove from Instant Pot and kneed in extra oil (and a little extra flour if needed to make the dough more firm – it should not really be sticky).

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Spread into one very big pizza or 4 personal-sized pizzas and bake dough at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

This easy recipe for homemade pizza dough is made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker! It has a quick prep and rise time and is perfect for pizza night with a family.

Add toppings and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes to finish pizza.

Printable Recipe…

Pizza Dough in an Instant Pot

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 pack yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Turn on the yogurt setting (normal heat) on your Instant Pot.
  • Pour warm water into your Instant Pot inner pot. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Sprinkle yeast on top of water and let activate for about a minute.
  • While yeast activates, mix together flour, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Once yeast activates, mix in flour mixture. Form a fairly stiff ball of dough (sprinkle in extra flour if needed). Pour half of the olive oil over the top and rub over ball.
  • Allow dough to proof in Instant Pot for 30 minutes to an hour. Dough should rise to about double volume; poke down with a fork if needed.
  • Once dough rises, remove from Instant Pot and kneed in extra oil (and a little extra flour if needed to make the dough more firm - it should not really be sticky). Spread into one very big pizza or 4 personal-sized pizzas and bake dough at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Add toppings and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes to finish pizza.
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22 Comments

  1. Alfred Cappello says:

    Lesley I have a question on a recipe I want to make in the Instant Pot. I want to make a corned beef brisket in the Instant Pot. My only concern is I made one in another pressure cooker once and it came out very salty. What should I do to cut down on the salty flavor of the brisket? I plan on making 3 briskets that day I do have an 8qt Instant Pot. Do I need to completely cover the briskets with liquid or just add 2-3 cups of liquid?

    1. Typically, I’ve found the opposite – that you have to slightly over-season meats in the Instant Pot because the liquid needed for it to come to pressure can dilute the flavors you add. I would make sure the brisket you’re using comes unseasoned and only add what any typical recipe would call for when making corned beef. No need to cover it – just make sure there is a minimum of 1 cup of water to bring the pot to pressure!

    2. Hi,

      Will plain flour do? Or does it have to be self raising flour?

      1. Plain (all-purpose) flour works!

  2. Heather C says:

    Leslie my Instant Pot does not have the yogurt feature. Is there a way to proof the dough with another setting??

    1. I’ve heard very mixed opinions about this. Some say yes; I’ve never tried it, so I’d hate to give you advice that doesn’t work. But there are tutorials online about how to make yogurt in an Instant Pot without a yogurt feature; you can basically use the same functions that those posts detail to proof the dough.

      1. Heather C says:

        Hmmmmm….Ok Maybe I just need a newer IP!
        Thanks.

  3. I have tried twice now and the dough never seems to double. I’m not super experienced with my instant pot so that could be the issue too, plus mine is a power quick pot. Although every other recipe is fine. I just find the dough is a bit crumbly and doesn’t rise. Not sure what I’m doing wrong?

    1. Hmm – there are so many things it could be when working with yeast. I’m guessing it has something to do with your pot – I know, with the Instant Pot settings, the temp doesn’t get above 110 (anything above that will kill yeast). That’s what I would check first. If that isn’t the issue, you might want to lower the amount of flour. The dough shouldn’t be crumbly, but shouldn’t be sticky either – somewhere in between!

  4. Holly Kowalski says:

    Hi! I’m new to the pot world but LOVE mine! I’ve never tried to proof anything or use the yogurt function, either. I’m guessing proofing doesn’t require putting the cover on, but wanted to make sure. I leave the cover off, right? Thanks!

    1. If you use a cover, I’d use the glass top (that you can buy separately from your pot). Don’t use the lock-on lid – the dough could get stuck in the pressure valve and make a total mess! You can proof with the top off too (or even cover with a towel).

      1. Holly Kowalski says:

        So I just made this and when the cover was off, the pot kept beeping and blinked, “Lid”. Any ideas how to turn the beeping off?

        1. I’m thinking that you probably used the pressure cooker setting – that’s the only setting on mine that requires a lid. I used the yogurt setting for this one!

  5. Hi! Can I save the dough once it’s proofed or do I need to use it right away?

    1. You can typically wrap it in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for a day or two.

  6. I just got your email and was going to take your survey but I see this is an old survey and not longer in affect to win a gift card.

    1. Thanks for the reminder – taking that off of the post now!

  7. Lydia ERnst says:

    I have followed the recipe for the pizza dough, except that I used gluten free flour and the dough isn’t rising! Please help! Thanks in advance

    1. I can’t speak for the gluten free flour, but when my dough doesn’t rise, usually the issue is the yeast. I’d use a digital thermometer to make sure your dough is somewhere between 95-105 degrees – that’s when the dough is most likely to rise.

  8. Hi Leslie, when proofing the dough for 30 minutes do we keep it on the yogurt setting or do we turn it off?

    1. Yes, you’ll want to keep the yogurt setting on when proofing the dough.