2-Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe - no yeast and no rising time make this pizza recipe the easiest ever. Top with your favorite toppings, bake and enjoy in under 30 minutes!
This recipe makes 2 large pizzas but you can easily divide it and make just one. I use a 12" pizza pan and I am able to roll out the dough to easily fit it in.
After the success of the 2-ingredient dough that can be used to make homemade flatbread (a delicious one at that!), I was excited to test it as a pizza dough. I make homemade pizza using my Hubby's recipe every Friday. I know my pizza dough and can whip it up in my sleep. I was very interested to see how this recipe would act as a pizza crust. I am so glad I did! This is the fastest pizza dough recipe ever! It's delicious topped simple pizza sauce, freshly grated cheese, pepperoni and whatever toppings we like.
If you are looking for a no-yeast, no-rising time pizza dough, you will LOVE this recipe! It is easy, and quick so you can have hot, cheesy pizza on the table under 30 minutes.
The 2-ingredient dough calls for self-rising flour (it's very easy to make a homemade version) and Greek yogurt. I use natural sour cream as it is cheaper and the consistency is the same.
- Simply mix both ingredients in a bowl until they form a dough. You may have to use your hands to help the ingredients come together.
- Next, let the dough rest for 20 minutes, while you preheat the oven and get the pizza toppings ready.
Can I make it ahead of time?
This dough can be prebaked and stored to use later. Simply bake the dough in pan without any sauce and toppings and store in a large ziploc bag up to a week. Since this dough contains sour cream, it is best to keep it in the fridge.
No yeast needed
You can make fantastic pizza dough without yeast. Keep it mind, it will taste different. Yeast dough, used for bread, rolls and pizza, has a sourdough taste. This 2-ingredient pizza dough will taste like a biscuit crust. It's perfect for busy weeknights when everyone is craving pizza, OR when you don't want to deal with yeast and rising time.
Since there is no yeast in this dough, there needs to be another ingredient that will make it rise during baking. You have two options: buy self-rising flour and mix it with natural sour cream of Greek yogurt OR make the needed amount of self-rising flour with all-purpose flour and baking powder and then use it in the recipe. The second option is what I do since I don't always have self-rising flour on hand. Mix 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 and ¼ teaspoons of baking powder for each cup of self-rising flour needed in the recipe.
Pizza dough made with yeast has a different consistency. It is very stretchy after the rising time and you can form a small ball of the dough into a large thin crust pizza. My method is to place the pizza dough ball in the center of lightly oiled pizza pan and press the dough towards the edges, rotating the pan in the same time. When you are dealing with a 2-ingredient yeast-free pizza dough, it has a different consistency. It's almost like a biscuit dough. The best and easiest way to form it, is to use a rolling pin and roll the dough out on a sheet of parchment paper.
Top this pizza dough with your favorite toppings, like the classic pepperoni and cheese with the addition of black olives. We also love supreme style pizza with onion, peppers and sausage or white mushroom pizza. If you try this recipe, don't forget to snap a picture and share it on Instagram! Tag us so we can leave a comment!
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2-Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour see note if using self-rising flour
- 3.75 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups natural sour cream or Greek yogurt
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add natural sour cream and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Form the dough into a ball. Place on a floured surface. Let rest for 20 minutes.
- Next, form the dough into a log and slice in half. Place each half on a sheet of parchment paper and roll out with lightly floured rolling pin. You can place it on a 12" pizza pan to use as a guide.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spread a layer of pizza sauce over the dough, add shredded cheese, pepperoni, sliced olives, diced onions, peppers, cooked bacon or sausage or whatever toppings you like.
- Bake pizza in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the cheese is melted. Cool slightly before slicing.
Stacey Slocum says
I tried this tonight and it turned out great! I used sour cream, had to add an additional big dollop to fin9sh forming the dough ball and had to use plenty of flour to prevent sticking but that didn't ruin the dough. I let it rest for 20 min. And I kneaded each dough half 15 times before rolling out into circles. Yes, a biscuit style crust but not so thick that it tasted too biscuit like. It really tasted like puzza. This will be a go too recipe for me. Awesome!
Angela Sullivan says
add a little salt to the self rising flour. It needed a little flavor. I will make again when I don't have yeast or pizza dough in the freezer. Thank you.
Thank you, Angela!
Angela Sullivan says
I made it and it was good, but different. Nice and crispy because I left it in the oven for 2 extra minutes.
Can the dough be frozen?
Marilyn Long says
I made this pizza crust using self-rising flour & yogurt. I think it's my favorite.
Super easy. I like a crispy crust so this was it.
GayNell Hamaker says
I made this tonight!! Turned out perfect!! Thank you so much for this recipe. I used self rising flour. The only thing I did different was brush the crust with olive oil!! Perfecto!!
Joseph Donahue says
I’m making this for dinner tonight I’ll let you know how it turns out. But it looks good anyways.
I hope you love it!
This is the best pizza crust I have ever had.
Even my picky boyfriend likes it.
I will definitely make it again
I loved it made a stuffed crust pizza out of it and my husband loved it.
Leanh E says
Really Yummy and used nonfat Greek yogurt with self rising flour. I did brush the dough with olive oil and turned heat to 425 degrees. I thought the pizza was even better the next day reheated in the air fryer. I made two pizzas out of the 3 cup flour recipe. One pizza I made with pesto sauce, whole milk mozzarella, grilled chicken, artichoke, spinach and garlic . The other pizza was red sauce, cheese, mushroom, onion, Parmesan, and Calabrese salami. Husband loved it and said we didn’t need to go out to pay big bucks for gourmet pizza.
Monica Groeneveld says
Cannot wait to try your recipe. The only flour left on the shelf in the grocery store is self rising! So happy to discover this recipe.
I hope you love it! Thank you, Monica!
William Armstrong says
I knew about the yogart, I can't get any. I can get sour cream at times, I will give it a go. I am going to try a sour dough starter or a kefir with milk (canned). I live in Alaska, Our food is dependent on barges and ferries, I am always looking for work arounds.
Susan G says
Absolutely delicious! I was definitely skeptical but it came out great! Topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and meatballs. Slid it right into the oven on the parchment paper.. great crust. Thanks!
B. Murphy says
Great recipe, I used buttermilk because I didn’t have yoghurt or sour cream. It worked well - I didn’t find it to be sticky at all, although I used flour for lots of dusting. Thanks!
Thanks so much!
Did you use the same amount as the sour cream or did you reduce it?
Can you use this recipe for calzones too?
I am trying to stay on my Dave Ramsey budget so I am making meal plans with what I have in the freezer and pantry. This is going to be perfect! I love the sour dough taste!
Amy Faulkner says
I've got a picky eater who was begging for pizza today, one of the few things he will eat, but I didn't have any in the freezer. I was also running low on ingredients so I found this recipe, thank goodness! Just made the dough, it's quite sticky, but I'm looking forward to getting it in the oven. Just hope the picky kid will eat it!
Hi Amy! Thank you for trying my recipe. I hope you guys loved it!
No problem if don't mind working with absolutely the worst dough. It sticks to everything. I make traditional pizza crust and bread all the time and can't get this dough to cooperate. The 2 times that I made this 2 ingredient dough is has been a fiasco. The final time it eventually ended up in the garbage after it was stuck everywhere. Never Again!
Hi Jake! I am sorry you had trouble with this recipe. It sounds like the yogurt was too runny. What kind did you use? I only recommend natural sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Holly Lanford says
I have made this pizza three times now, and my family loved it each time. One time I made it with sour cream, and two times I made it with Greek Yogurt. Both were delicious, and it was fun letting the family choose their toppings. I use a store-bought marinara, mozzarella cheese, toppings, and garlic powder. This is my new go to when I want pizza without the expense of dining out, but I also want it to be super yummy but not time-consuming!
Hi Holly! Woohoo! That's fantastic! I make it with sour cream too and it's perfect. I am so happy to know you and your family had fun making the pizzas!
I'm sorry for asking this but I'm a novice when it comes to baking, but does this need spray on the pizza pan or something, so it doesn't stick
Hi Dennis! You can place the dough on parchment paper right on the pizza pan. Hope this helps!
Olivia Knowles says
Made breakfast pizza with this recipe. Cheese sauce, sausage, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheddar. It was AMAZING!!!!
amanda livesay says
This is genius! I'm terrible at pizza crust so I can't wait to try it!
There is nothing better than pizza for dinner!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
I LOVE this!! SO easy and delicious!!
Okay I have to try this out! Love how easy it is!
I can't wait to try this! We are a pizza loving family!
Love how simple this is! Thank you for making pizza night easier!
Jacque Hastert says
Who knew pizza dough could be so easy homemade!