Cheese Pan Pizza
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Cheese Pan Pizza

The Pizzaiolo’s Pan pizza setting delivers that clever trio of crisp base, pillowy chew and crunchy crust. The dough is a simple mix of ingredients, which work their own magic. This one’s easy n’ cheesy!
the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo
the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo Product Details

the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo

14 hrs 30 mins total time

15 mins active time


Makes 1



For the Essential Pan Pizza Dough

  • warm water icon
    1 cup (8 fl oz) warm water
  • milk icon
    2 tbsp milk
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tsp kosher salt
  • instant dried yeast icon
    ½ tsp instant dried yeast
  • bread flour icon
    2 cups (11 oz) bread flour
  • olive oil icon
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • cooking oil spray icon
    Cooking oil spray

    for greasing

For the Essential Pizza Sauce

  • can diced tomatoes icon
    14½ oz can diced tomatoes
  • extra-virgin olive oil icon
    2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • clove garlic icon
    1 clove garlic


  • dried oregano icon
    ½ tsp dried oregano
  • kosher salt icon
    ½ tsp kosher salt
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes icon
    Pinch crushed red pepper flakes


For the pizza

  • shredded mozzarella cheese icon
    ¾ cup (2½ oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fior di latte icon
    4 oz fior di latte

    thinly sliced

  • basil leaves icon
    Basil leaves

    to serve


  • 1To make the pizza dough, place the water, milk, salt and yeast in a medium bowl. Add the flour and mix well to combine.
  • 2Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and proof at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
  • 3Pour the olive into the pizza pan and spread to evenly coat the base. Transfer the dough into the pan and turn it to coat evenly in the oil. Press the dough to flatten. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and stand, at room temperature for 2 hours, or until the dough has softened and spread towards the edge of the pan.
  • 4About 15 minutes before the dough has finished proofing, preheat the oven. Select the Pan setting. Turn the Darkness dial to the Medium setting and select 20 minutes on the Timer dial. Meanwhile, make the pizza sauce.
  • 5To make the pizza sauce, place the tomatoes, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and crushed red pepper flakes (if using), in a large liquid measuring cup. Process with an immersion blender until smooth.
  • 6Once preheated, use your fingertips to press the dough all the way to the edge of the pan, popping any large bubbles that appear and keeping the thickness even.
  • 7Leaving a small border, spread 1 cup pizza sauce evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella and finish with the fior di latte.
    Tip: The excess sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It can be used on pasta or wherever passata/tomato puree is used.
  • 8Place the pizza in the oven, press the Timer dial and cook for 20 minutes, or until the base is crisp and the cheese has melted.
  • 9Transfer to a cutting board, slice and serve scattered with basil leaves.
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