Let's make some Greek yogurt pizza dough! This delicious two-ingredient pizza dough recipe is made with yogurt and flour, yes, that's it! No yeast, no rising the dough, just mix, shape and bake!
Homemade pizza dough has never been so quick and easy! The amazing 2 ingredient pizza crust made with greek yogurt tastes amazing and is higher protein too!
Two Ingredient Pizza Dough
I’m a huge fan of pizza. I love the crispy crust, and the gooey cheese that oozes out when you bite into it. But sometimes, there just isn’t enough time to make my favorite homemade dough recipe. So what do you do? You can always buy pre-made pizzas at your local grocery store or restaurant, but they are usually full of preservatives and other additives which aren’t good for us – especially when our kids are eating them too! And let me tell ya – those frozen pizzas taste like cardboard compared to this easy healthy crust recipe made with only two ingredients: yogurt and self-rising flour. Bonus you don't have to wait around for the dough to rise.
I've heard a few people also use this or a similar dough recipe to make quick bagels or naan bread, so that might be something to try.
This Greek yogurt pizza dough is one of those recipes where you don’t have to be super precise about measuring things, you can be off a little bit and everything will turn out great anyway. As long as you are pretty close to the recipe it will be fine. So if the kids want to be helpful, let them.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough and Pizza
Now let's try our hand at making this simple two ingredient dough and making a tasty pizza out of it. Walk-through with helpful visuals is here, or if you prefer jump down to the printable recipe card to make the yogurt dough.
Prep time 15 mins | Baking time 10 mins | Total Time 25 mins to make a pizza
The 2 Ingredients for Pizza Dough:
- 1 ½ cups self-rising flour, plus extra for kneading
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (non or full fat)
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Optional toppings: pepperoni, sliced black olives, sliced green bell peppers, etc. Try out your favorite topping.
Preparing the Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough:
First, preheat oven to 450 F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt until it comes together and forms a ball.
Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 3 minutes until smooth.
Use your hands to press the dough into a 12-inch pizza crust, roughly ⅓ of an inch thick. Yes, you can use a rolling pin to help roll the dough out, if you feel the need. Transfer the crust to a large baking sheet pan greased with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil (or lined with parchment paper).
While I often use a baking sheet a pizza stone can be used as well.
Making the Pizza
Make sure you preheated the oven (450 degrees F).
Spread the pizza sauce onto the pizza, leaving ½ to 1 inch of crust around the edge of the pizza. While I used a tomato sauce, pesto, Alfredo or a garlic sauce are also yummy options.
Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza, then add other toppings if desired.
Bake the pizza at 450F for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust edges are golden brown.
Cut the pizza into 6 slices and serve warm.
Pizza is so versatile and with this pizza crust being so easy to make, why not go wild! Try some more adventurous toppings.
Step away from standard pizza sauce. Slather on some barbecue sauce, ranch dressing or simply crushed garlic and extra virgin olive oil with chopped fresh herbs.
Top with leftover grilled chicken, caramelized onion and crumbles of a pungent cheese. Try sausage, seafood or even thinly sliced potatoes with that.
When you don't have to fuss with making your dough for half the day, you are free to make wild choices.
Sour Cream Pizza Dough
Sour cream can be used in place of the Greek yogurt in this two ingredient dough. It may trigger slightly less rise to the crust, but will have a less tangy flavor than the yogurt dough.
You can also make seasoning additions to the sticky dough prior to kneading. Garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, or Italian seasoning are obvious choices.
If you prefer to make an individual pizza for each person, simply divide the pizza dough into thirds and roll out.
What is Self-Rising flour?
If you are thinking, that all looks great, but what on earth is self-rising flour, you are probably not alone.
Self-rising flour already comes with leavening agents that are added to the dry ingredients. This type of flour is frequently used to make biscuits, but works well here for homemade pizza crust.
Make Self Rising Flour
Can't find self-rising flour, no worries it is easy to make.
Make your own by whisking together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon baking powder. This will make just over 2 cups self rising flour, which will be more than enough for this dough recipe, plus a little extra flour for kneading the dough.
No, I don't recommend freezing this 2 ingredient pizza dough. The texture will not be good and it will be very difficult to work with after thawing.
Instead, bake off your pizza crusts without any toppings. Place the cooled crusts in a well sealed bag or double plastic wrapped to keep out air to freeze.
If your dough is to sticky, simply add a little more flour and knead. Some yogurt brands are more watery, so you probably did nothing wrong.
Simply add a tiny bit of water and gently knead. Repeat if necessary until the dough is malleable.
Yes, make your own self-rising gluten-free flour by adding 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of baking powder to 2 cups of the gf flour.
I would not swap the entire flour out for whole wheat flour. You would still have a nice crust texture if you switched ¼ to ⅓ of the flour though.
You may have some success with this, but I recommend using Greek. The thicker consistency and higher protein content of that type of yogurt results in better dough quality.
If you make this recipe for homemade pizza with 2 ingredient dough please update us on how it turned out, as well as any successful swaps or hacks you tried.
Greek Yogurt Pizza Crust
- 1 ½ cups self-rising flour plus extra for kneading
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (Plain) non-fat or full fat
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Optional toppings: pepperoni, sliced black olives, sliced green bell peppers, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and Greek yogurt until it comes together and forms a ball.
- Place the dough ball on a floured work surface and knead for 3 minutes until smooth.
- Use your hands to press the dough into a 12-inch pizza crust (or roll out with a rolling pin if you find that helpful). Transfer the crust to a large baking sheet greased with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
- Spread the pizza sauce onto the pizza, leaving ½ to 1 inch of crust around the edge of the pizza. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza, then add other toppings of choice.
- Bake the pizza at 450F for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is beginning to brown.
- Cut the pizza into 6 slices and serve warm.