Crazy good 2-ingredient pizza dough that delivers a crunchy, yet chewy crust!
Really, it’s pretty darn unbelievable, but these 2 ingredients combine and explode together to create pizza dough.
In fact, this 2-ingredient pizza dough is yeast-free and if you have a stand mixer requires NO kneading.
As an additional bonus, my crazy good 2-ingredient pizza dough does not require a bread machine or rising time!
Now, just so you know, I don’t share recipes until they are perfected.
Once, I’ve tried them at least a dozen times, I share them, but not until I am sure they are crazy good and WORK.
Unlike others that claim to write recipes and cook & I actually cook and write all my recipes one by one!
My background as a previous in-home chef for clients and creating digital recipes and videos for a major online appliance vendor, all fuel who I am.
In fact, you’ve probably downloaded recipe and videos and don’t even know were created by me!
Use this dough for pizza, breadsticks, dough knots, calzones, stromboli, it’s so versatile!
Clear about 10 minutes on your schedule and let’s make crazy good 2-ingredient pizza dough!
2-Ingredient Pizza Dough
I know this sounds whacky and almost impossible, but it’s not.
You can totally create pizza dough that requires zero rise time and no yeast right now.
Chances are you have the 2 ingredients in your home, so there’s another great thing about this dough.
The 2-ingredient pizza contains simple everyday ingredients.
Now, you can actually kick this dough up a few notches (thanks Emeril, I love him!) by adding in spices and herbs.
However, this dough stands on its’ own without anything extra added in.
I just mention that you can add ingredients in, just so you know.
As always, my recipe is upgradeable, and a springboard for you to push your culinary skills out of the box!
For those that don’t have any self-rising flour, use my recipe to make some!
When I first made this dough, I did not use my stand mixer, I mixed it by hand.
Well, I didn’t like that effort.
If we are being honest.
So, I will suggest if you have a stand mixer to use it.
Really, it just allows you to prep your pizza pan, pizza stone, air fryer, or whatever you are using to make this dough bake after.
Also, it can be sticky, no worries, add a bit more flour a little at a time, by the tablespoon.
This will address the too sticky issue.
Conversely, if the pizza dough is too dry, all you have to do is add an of the yogurt at a time until it’s no longer dry.
Don’t worry though, it will be perfect!
Tips For Baking 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough
Honestly, this tip is for baking any dough anytime.
There are 3 ways/rules to follow to crisp up the dough of a pizza.
Cornmeal & 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough and All Pizza
I’ll apologize for the lighting now, but I was working an ugly rainy day when I photo’d and struggled to get great images for you!
While it’s not the norm, you’ll get the idea!
My Nonna Santa taught me a trick, use cornmeal below crusts.
Oh my gosh was she smart.
The trick is to not allow the dough to stick.
Mind you, you’ll want to use a very fine-milled (or mill it yourself in a coffee grinder) cornmeal.
You’ll get a crunch you might now have expected.
Plus, I note that when I make this dough, placing it below I am ensured a more crisp crust.
Brown Rice Flour
On my large baking trays, I always use brown rice flour.
Not only does my crust not stick, but it also cooks evenly.
This leads me to the next discussion point.
PREHEAT the OVEN
You need to make sure your oven is preheated.
It must be at least 400 degrees.
If I am using a pizza stone, I will preheat the oven to 500° F.
Then I will back down the heat.
Also, I don’t flour or parchment paper a pizza stone, that’s not the right thing to do.
Rectangle & My Rolling Pin
So rather than make this harder than necessary, I used a rolling pin.
To make a proper guide, I grabbed one of my silicone mats and rolled the dough to fit the mat.
There was no issue.
While traditionally you don’t roll the dough out, this is NOT traditional dough, it’s 2-ingredient yeast-free dough so have at it with the rolling pin.
If you are having sticky issues, toss just a bit of flour atop the dough or, you can use a bit of cornstarch (not much or you will not be happy!)
As you can see I did not make a circle, so I used my pan not my stone.
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Make, Dress, Bake & Eat
After I made the dough, I immediately rolled it out.
Once I flipped it from the silicone mat to the tray, I dressed it.
Using cheese, pepperoni, and some spices.
No, I did not add sauce, but yes we have before (but I also cooked it differently)
Cookies that Don’t need to be baked? In other words No-Bake Cookies!
Pre-bake Or Not?
So, I have pre-baked the pizza crust without anything on it.
Do this for 5 minutes if you plan on prebaking.
However, if you do not pre-bake, it will cook for 15 minutes or maybe a tad longer if the sauce is atop.
Really, if you want a crunchier crust, prebake then top.
If you don’t care, top, and bake, just make sure your oven is preheated!
I need meals fast, so I make it, and I dress it and I bake it.
Again, adding sauce, I prebake, that’s the only time.
A Premium Baba Ganoush for dipping!
Use. Freeze. Refrigerate
For those that have busy weeks, make it and freeze it.
Or Make and refrigerate it for a few days.
IF I freeze it, I prebake it.
So the shaping is done.
Then I place a piece of plastic-wrapped covered cardboard underneath and freeze.
For those planning on just using it during the week, leave it in a ball and toss it in a zipper bag!
Press it out when you need it!
Recipe Below 2 Ingredient Pizza
Crazy Good 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough
- 3 cups Self-Rising Flour
- 2 C Greek Yogurt
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- Grease a tray with olive oil, or place a dusting of cornmeal or brown rice flour as I shared in the post.
- In a large mixing bowl, place flour.
- Then add in Greek Yogurt.
- Mix using the hook from the stand mixer.
- Once it's all blended and looks 'smooth' remove it from the mixing bowl.
- To make a rectangular pizza to fit on a baking tray, You can either toss the dough right onto the tray and work with it there or you can place it on a silicone mat that fits in the tray and roll it out with a rolling pin as I did.
- It's fast and easy to roll it onto a mat and then transfer it onto the pan.
- If you have any sticking issues with your fingers use flour on your fingertips, but don't overdo it or you will dry out the dough.
- Choose if you want to prebake it for 5 minutes for a crisper crust, and once topped bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- If you want to just top it and bake it you will bake it for 15-20 minutes.