How to make Pizza Dough Recipe in A Kitchen-Aid & White Pizza Recipe

I don’t care what type of super mom you are sometime pizza is on the menu, often from the local pizza restaurant. That is great. But why not make a little extra version for the adults in the house. Tonight it is pizza night but half of the pizza dough recipe will be a more sophisticated version from Barefoot Contessa and the other half kiddie version.
 
 
It could not be easier than in a KitchenAid Mixer to make pizza dough. I received a KitchenAid Deluxe Edition  a few years ago and we love it. To mix things up for a traditional pizza we are making an amazing White Pizza Recipe with Arugula Salad.

 

 

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HOW TO MAKE PIZZA DOUGH IN MIXER OR KITCHEN-AID

Back to the recipe, How do you make pizza dough? If you have never made a dough recipe before the directions are very easily followed and hard to ruin.

This pizza dough recipe called for a lot more yeast than the other pizza doughs I have made; which results in a very puffy- bready crust. I have enclosed pictures of before rising and after so you have an idea what you are looking for.

Using the dough hook on your KitchenAide makes all the kneading by hand obsolete, unless you just love playing with dough.

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While the dough is rising, it is time to make the Thyme and Garlic Oil.
 
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You could make 2 large pizzas with this recipe as well instead of 6 small pizzas
 
 
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Just don’t run off while making this as you do not want to burn the garlic. The smell coming off the infusing oil is amazing. The Thyme oil would make a great addition to any homemade pizza recipe.
 
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Now you can get the kids involved with shredding cheese or assembling these pizzas. They love to get involved in the kitchen when Pizza is involved.
 
 
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My stomach and my heart will always be with  Chicago styled Pizza but this is Barefoot Contessa Pizza recipe is becoming a close 2nd.
 

WHERE CAN I BUY PIZZA DOUGH

 
Pizza dough is extremely easy to make at home but if you are nervous about yeast or just don’t have the time ask your local pizzeria if they sell dough. You can customize this recipe for pizza to fit your tastes. 
 

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Have you ever ordered a white pizza before? Try it with a salad for a complete meal and yummy goodness. 

There are a lot of steps in this recipe. Do not get discouraged. You can make them in steps ahead of time so they can just be assembled at dinner or lunch time. Well worth it all.

 

WHITE PIZZA WITH ARUGULA SALAD

 

White Pizza with Arugula Salad

White Pizza with Arugula Salad

Yield: 4 Pizzas
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

White Pizza with Arugula Salad is the perfect summer time pizza.  

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water , 100 to 110 degrees
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Good olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the topping

  • 3 cups grated Italian fontina cheese, 8 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups grated fresh mozzarella cheese, 7 ounces
  • 11 ounces creamy goat cheese, such as montrachet, crumbled

For the vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. Mix the dough.
  2. Combine the water, yeast, honey and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. When the yeast is dissolved, add 3 cups of flour, then 2 teaspoons salt, and mix on medium-low speed. While mixing, add up to 1 more cup of flour, or just enough to make a soft dough. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until smooth, sprinkling it with the flour as necessary to keep it from sticking to the bowl.
  3. Knead by hand.
  4. When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured board and knead it by hand a dozen times. It should be smooth and elastic.
  5. Let it rise.
  6. Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl and turn it to cover it lightly with oil. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes. I let it rise for a few more hours on the counter top, it was just fine.
  7. Make garlic oil.
  8. Place 1/2 cup of olive oil, the garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn't burn. Set aside.
  9. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. (Be sure your oven is clean!
  10. Dump the dough onto a board and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Place the doughs on sheet pans lined with parchment paper and cover them with a damp towel. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours
  11. Brush the pizzas with the garlic oil, and sprinkle each one liberally with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with fontina, mozzarella and goat cheese. Drizzle each pizza with 1 tablespoon more of the garlic oil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the crusts are crisp and the cheeses begin to brown.
  12. Make the vinaigrette.
  13. Meanwhile, whisk together 1/2 cup of olive oil, the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  14. When the pizzas are done, place the arugula in a large bowl and toss with just enough lemon vinaigrette to moisten. Place a large bunch of arugula on each pizza and a slice of lemon and serve immediately. I added a little spinach too just to cut down on the bitterness of the Arugula that we had growing in our garden.

Notes

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1351Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 33gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 40gCholesterol 141mgSodium 1295mgCarbohydrates 109gFiber 6gSugar 8gProtein 56g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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12 Comments

  1. I’ve never tried making pizza dough but I LOVE my Kitchen Aid! I’m going to have to give it a try.

  2. What a great pizza dough recipe! I want a kitchenaid desperately, but I want a large professional one. The amount of baking I’d be doing, I need the bigger one. lol.

  3. sounds like a great recipe – love our Kitchen Aid – just used it to make cupcakes this morning for my kids party!

  4. This is on my mothers day gift list i so want a mixer!And this recipe looks great

  5. I would love to have a kitchenaid mixer and what a great idea to make pizza with it!

  6. That’s one thing I have not made homemade! I am definitely going to be trying it! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I want a nice mixer and this recipe would be one of the first I would use.

  8. Making dough is easier than I thought l am sure it will be the same for you. we ate out tonight for pizza and all I could think is wow I could make it so much better than this:)

  9. would love to see your recipe, I am always open to new recipes

  10. I make pizza at home at least once a week and have found the dough is best when it rests in the fridge for around 48 hours. My recipe uses very little yeast so your right this seems like a lot to me.

  11. Wonderful Gift Idea I had a red one with attachments Loved it. Thank You. Jerri Davis