2-Ingredient Pizza Dough

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2-Ingredient Pizza Dough — The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you’ll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough (Without Yeast!)

This is going to be your new favorite pizza dough recipe because it’s so easy! If you’ve ever wanted to make homemade pizza dough but are short on time, or on ingredients, or on patience which is usually the case with me, two-ingredient pizza dough is going to be your new best friend.

As stated, there’s no yeast, no kneading, and you don’t need to wait for this dough to rise! Literally just mix it up and within 20 minutes you can be enjoying fresh, hot, homemade pizza. 

It produces an averagely thick pizza crust. Not super thin and crispy nor thick and doughy like you’d find in a deep dish. It’s in that middle ground.

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Ingredients in Two Ingredient Pizza Dough

This is actually a self rising flour pizza dough, which is why you can get away with making it with just two ingredients! For this two-ingredient dough recipe, you will need:

  • Self-rising flour
  • Greek yogurt

If this sounds intriguing to you and you’d like to make Homemade Sourdough Bread using this same concept, check out my recipe from 2014, which was a major hit last spring when it seemed the entire world wanted to make sourdough. 

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast 

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and grease a round pizza pan with olive oil.

Combine the flour and yogurt in a large mixing bowl and combine using a rubber spatula until a ball forms (use your hands, if need be to shape the dough).

If the dough is too sticky, you can add an additional ¼ cup of flour.

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Transfer the dough to the pizza pan and use your hands to spread it out to the end of the pan, bake for 12 minutes, remove the crust from the oven and reduce the oven temperature a bit.

Top the crust with pizza sauce and cheese as well as desired toppings such as pepperoni, bacon, basil, mushrooms, pineapple, olives, or whatever you love on your pizza.

Bake for an additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is as golden as desired and dig in!

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

What Type of Flour Should I Use? 

You need to use self-rising flour, and only that, for this quick pizza dough recipe. I have not tested this with a gluten-free flour that is intended to be used in baking where it’s a cup-for-cup equivalent to traditional all-purpose flour. 

Can I Make a Self-Rising Flour Substitute?

Yes! If you do not have self rising flour, you can make a substitute using all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt to each one cup of all-purpose flour and whisk together.

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

What Type of Yogurt Should I Use? 

You want to use Greek yogurt, which is thicker than average yogurt. Save those for another use but they won’t work here. It’s very important not to use super watery yogurt. If there is water sitting on the top of the yogurt, discard it.

Can I Make This Recipe Dairy-Free?

I’m not sure. I have not tried this yogurt pizza crust with dairy-free Greek yogurt alternatives, such as those made with almond or cashew milk. My instinct is that they likely won’t give the best results, but I haven’t tried so can’t say for sure.

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Can You Freeze Pizza Dough? 

Yes, once you’ve made the dough it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then seal it in a freezer bag so it doesn’t get any freezer burn. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the fridge. 

Can I Prep This Pizza Dough in Advance? 

I’ve never prepped this easy homemade pizza dough in advance since it takes mere minutes to whip up. You can likely make it up to 48 hours in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge, then let it come to room temperature when ready to use. 

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Pizza Topping Ideas 

You can top your homemade pizza with whatever combination of sauces and toppings you’d like. Here are a few of my favorite pizza toppings combos: 

  • Homemade pizza sauce + shredded cheese(s) 
  • BBQ sauce + shredded chicken + onion 
  • Pizza sauce + ground beef + cheese + pickles 
  • Refried beans + taco meat + cheese + tomatoes 
  • Olive oil + mozzarella + sliced tomato + fresh basil 
  • White sauce + veggies 
  • …and so much more! 

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough – The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you’ll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Tips for the Best Homemade Pizza Dough 

DO NOT use a stand mixer or hand mixer for this recipe. You want a gentle hand mixing or hand stirring for the dough using a rubber spatula and if needed, use your hands to help the dough to come together. 

It is VERY important to brush the pizza pan with olive oil (or really any oil) before adding the dough because this helps the crust crisp up. Nonstick spray will not cut it.

The crust initially bakes in a an inferno of 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes, this IS accurate. You need the high heat to make the bottom of the crust crispy while the rest stays soft.

Make sure to reduce the heat before adding the toppings so they don’t burn. Alternately, you can broil the toppings on low, but keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough — The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

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Yield: 12-inch Pizza

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough

2-Ingredient Pizza Dough - The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

The EASIEST homemade pizza dough you'll ever make with just two ingredients!! NO yeast, NO kneading, and NO need to wait for it to rise! Homemade pizza just became your new reality!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1¾ cups self-rising flour, up to ¼ cup additional may be needed* (See Notes for how to make DIY self-rising flour)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, with any liquid or water drained from the top
  • Olive oil, for greasing the pan

Toppings

  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1½ cups pizza cheese blend
  • Pepperoni, optional
  • Garlic butter, optional
  • Parmesan cheese, optional

Instructions

    Crust:

    1. Preheat the oven to 500F and liberally grease a 12-inch round pizza pan with olive oil.
    2. Add the flour and yogurt in a large mixing bowl and combine using a rubber spatula until a ball forms (use your hands, if need be to shape the dough). If the dough is too sticky, you can add an additional ¼ cup of flour.
    3. Transfer the dough to the pizza pan and use your hands to spread it out uniformly over the pan, creating a ridge around the edges of the dough.
    4. Bake for 12 minutes then remove the crust from the oven and reduce the heat to 450F.

    Toppings:

    1. Top the crust uniformly with pizza sauce, evenly sprinkle the cheese as well as desired toppings such as pepperoni or your favorites.
    2. Optionally, brush the exposed perimeter of crust with garlic butter.
    3. Bake for an additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is as golden as desired.
    4. Optionally sprinkle with Parmesan cheese after pulling pizza from the oven. Slice and serve.

Notes

Flour substitute: If you do not have self rising flour, you can make a substitute using all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt to each one cup of all-purpose flour and whisk together.

Storage: Pizza is best warm and fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

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  1. OHMYGOODNESS, this is amazing, and so quick to prepare.My very picky granddaughters absolutely loved it . So we will not be going out for Pizza any more laughoutloud xxxxxMany thanksKrysia xxxxxx

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad you won’t need to go out for pizza anymore! Haha! And that your picky granddaughters loved it!

      Thanks also for all your nice comments too about the recipes you’ve made. I really appreciate you coming back and doing that!!

  2. Wow! What a terrific pizza dough recipe I had to use the alternate recipe of all purpose flour and baking powder and it worked great.Only used pepperoni and mozza cheese but the crust was so puffy that it was plenty filling.Rave reviews from my husband who suggesting adding more meats next time.Also, learning curve using a pizza stone which needs to be preheated. Since it’s hard to spread dough on a hot stone I’ll have to preform the dough circles next time.Any suggestions for making a breakfast pizza with this dough?I don’t Instagram or FB but feel free to share my comments if you like.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad this was a winner and that you’re going to experiment with it more!

      A breakfast pizza…hmmm I would use ground sausage, onions, bacon pieces and somehow you can experiment with maybe putting bits of already cooked scrambled eggs on it just in the last minute or two of cooking.

  3. 1 3/4 c self rising flour
    VS 1 c regular flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt.

    How can that equal the same quantity of flour for this recipe? Wouldn’t that be a lot less quantity of flour for the dough???

    1. That is what you need to make one cup of self rising flour.

      You need to create 1 3/4 cups of self rising flour.

      If you follow my recipe/ratios you will have a bit left over but it’s too difficult to try to do it otherwise. In partial cups.

      The best is probably to just buy self rising flour however I provided do it yourself option in case someone lives in a country where it’s not readily available.

  4. I made this pizza dough recipe. I used your suggestions for how to make self-rising flour. I used Fage 0% Greek Yogurt. I also added 1 Tbsp. white sugar to slightly sweeten the dough. I thought this was a great recipe! Thank you for it! I will make it again!

    Rating: 5
  5. I’m Gluten-Free and use this recipe using GF flour. I make my own self-rising flour (GF self-rising flour is very pricey), but I do add a tad more salt (2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour+1 tablespoon of Baking Powder +1 tsp salt). I use either low fat or regular fat greek yogurt and it turns out good with either one. I use the entire 2 cups of flour and add a tad more greek yogurt so I can make breadsticks out of the extra dough (either salted to go with the meal or cinnamon sugar for dessert). Quick & easy. I LOVE all of your other pizza variations. Looks like it is going to be a pizza night tonight :-)

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment about using Bob’s Red Mill GF flour and that it works out great for you. As well as low fat and/or regular fat Greek yogurt. I was wondering about low fat but didn’t test it. Hope you can enjoy some pizza for dinner tonight!

  6. Hola Averie!! I love your recipes,  and would love to make your pizza dough…but I live in Puerto Vallarta. Do you know if self rising flour is available here?

    1. I live in Puerto Vallarta too! I still maintain a residence in San Diego and go back to cook from time to time. I just looked you up on FB and we have a few friends in common. Vallarta is such a small world in so many ways I find. At any rate, self-rising flour. Pretty sure I have seen it at Mercado Ollin, the market next to The Park condos on the back side of Lazaro Cardenas Park, Gold Medal brand. La Comer would be my next guess or the lady on Vallarta street a few blocks from Los Muertos Pizza. Can’t remember the name of her store; has a lot but very pricey.

      Or you can make the DIY version of self-rising flour as I mentioned in the post. That may be the easiest for your situation!