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Quick Pizza Dough Recipe

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Need pizza in a hurry? Don’t have yeast in the cupboard? This CRAZY quick pizza dough recipe is exactly what you need! Made in less than 30 minutes, this super easy pizza dough is a midweek meal lifesaver. Keep reading to learn all my tricks…

Sliced pizza divided between 3 plates

Homemade pizza dough without yeast

We’ve all been there. Life get’s too busy with work, kids, school, clubs etc. And you barely have half an hour to get dinner on the table.

While meal planning can definitely help, sometimes you just need a lightning speed meal you can throw together.

Cue this super quick pizza dough recipe. There’s no yeast, so no need for proving time. And no complicated steps, or ingredients. It’s got me out of a fair few holes this one. I just had to share it with you!

We do love quick pizza alternatives in the Kitchen Mason household. Like naan bread pizza, pita bread pizza and pizza bagels. But when making your own from scratch can be THIS quick? It really is a no brainer!

Quick pizza dough ingredients in a mixing bowl

Why is this quick pizza dough recipe so good?

There are SO many reasons this yoghurt pizza dough is so great. Here are just a few of them…

  1. Pizza is made, and on the table, in less than 30 minutes
  2. It’s high in protein, thanks to the yoghurt
  3. No need for proving, as there isn’t any yeast
  4. The recipe is easily halved or doubled
  5. It’s perfect for families who all want different toppings
Someone spreading tomato sauce over rolled out quick pizza dough

Does no yeast pizza dough need time to rise?

Nope! This quick pizza dough recipe needs no time for rising, as it doesn’t contain any yeast. Simply mix the ingredients together, knead for a minute or two, and use straight away.

Someone taking a slice of pizza

How long does it take to make yoghurt pizza dough?

It only takes about 10-15 minutes to make yoghurt pizza dough. And then you can use it immediately. It’s a super quick and convenient method for speedy lunches and midweek meals.

You could even serve it with a quick grilled sweet potato salad for a more balanced meal, and increased veggie intake!

Scrappy quick pizza dough on a wooden board

Ingredients and substitutions

Confused about what ingredients to buy? Not sure about a substitution? Here’s what you need to know…

  • Flour – No need for fancy flours here. Just plain (all purpose) flour is fine. Of course, if you have bread flour in your cupboard, you can use it instead.
  • Yoghurt – This is important. You must use Greek yoghurt. Not Greek STYLE yoghurt. Authentic Greek yoghurt is thicker. Greek style yoghurt is much wetter and won’t work well in this quick pizza dough recipe.
  • Salt – Regular table salt will work perfectly.
  • Baking Powder – Don’t substitute with bicarbonate of soda, as they are activated differently. Make sure you use baking powder, and check that it’s in date.
  • Oil – You don’t have to add this in, but a little olive oil adds a lovely flavour to the dough.
  • Toppings – You can add whatever toppings you like! Just bear in mind that ingredients that hold more water or oil (i.e. fresh tomatoes and pepperoni), may increase the cooking time.
2 sliced of pizza on a white plate

Quick pizza dough recipe tips and troubleshooting

Here are some helpful tips for when you make this recipe…

  • For best results, you MUST use Greek Yoghurt. Do NOT use Greek style yoghurt, as this will make your dough too sticky. And result in an unpleasing texture.
  • Is your dough a little too dry to pick up all the flour in the bowl? Add a drop or two of water at a time, until it does.
  • Get creative! Use this quick pizza dough for calzones, stromboli, pizza rolls – or anything else you can think of.
  • Don’t have a pizza stone? Use a large baking tray upside down instead.
  • Have hot spots in your oven? You may want to turn the pizza round just after half way through the cooking time, for an even bake.
Someone mixing pizza dough ingredients together in a bowl

Time management

Have limited time? Struggle with recipe timings? Or juggling around other things? Here’s some time managing info to make your life easier.

  • This quick pizza dough can be made in just 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, you can preheat your oven.
  • Adding your toppings should take no more than 5 minutes.
  • Baking this pizza as 1 big one will take approximately 8-12 minutes.
  • If dividing this dough into two smaller pizzas, they will take around 6-10 minutes to cook.
  • You can make this dough up to 24 hours in advance. Simply place into an airtight bag (squeezing out as much air as possible) and keep refrigerated. Sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before using.
Sliced pizza on baking paper

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Quick pizza dough recipe – Step by Step Picture Recipe

(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)

Ingredients

Here is what you will need to serve 2 (makes a 34 x 24cm pizza).

  • 225g (1 + 1/2 Cups) Plain/All Purpose Flour
  • 200g (3/4 Cup) Authentic Greek Yoghurt *
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Any Toppings You Like!

*Do NOT use Greek style yoghurt!

Essential equipment

  • Pizza Stone or Large Baking Tray
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Fork
  • Rolling Pin
  • Large Chopping Board
  • Baking Paper

Quick pizza dough recipe instructions

Firstly, preheat your oven to 220ºC/Fan 210ºC/428ºF. If you have a pizza stone, make sure it’s in the oven. If not, use a large baking tray turned upside down instead.

Then add the flour (225g | 1 + 1/2 Cups), Greek yoghurt (200g | 3/4 Cup), salt (1/2 tsp), baking powder (1.5 tsp) and olive oil (1 tsp) to a large mixing bowl.

Flour, Greek yoghurt, salt, baking powder and olive oil in a mixing bowl

Combine all the ingredients together using a fork. It will be very ‘scrappy’ at first.

Quick pizza dough in a mixing bowl with a fork

Then get your hands in there, and squeeze it together. You should be able to bring it into a ball, and clean the bowl of loose bits.

Next, place the ball of dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently for 1-2 minutes. You want to get it to a point where it doesn’t tear very easily. It won’t be perfectly smooth though, and that’s ok.

Pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface

Now roll the dough out to a rectangle. It should be about 3-4mm thick, and approximately 34 x 24cm in size. Of course, you can half this if you’re making smaller pizzas.

Pizza dough rolled out

Transfer your pizza dough onto a large chopping board lined with baking paper.

Rolled out pizza dough on baking paper

Then spread over whatever pizza sauce you’re using. Leaving a 2cm border around the edge.

Pizza dough with tomato sauce spread over it

And top with your chosen cheese and toppings…

An unbaked pizza on baking paper, ready for the oven

Then slide your pizza onto the preheated pizza stone/baking tray (still on the baking paper, so it doesn’t stick!). And bake for 8-12 minutes, until cooked through and golden.

If making two smaller pizzas, bake for approximately 6-10 minutes.

Cooked homemade pizza on baking paper

Allow to cool for a few minutes, then slice, serve and enjoy!

A plate of sliced pizza on a white board

Pizza topping ideas

We all get brain fog every now and then! So here are a few tasty topping suggestions, for when you’re short on inspiration…

  • Cheese combination (cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, feta etc)
  • Pepperoni
  • Onion
  • Sweetcorn
  • Fresh tomato
  • Chicken
  • Fresh rocket
  • Sliced or crumbled sausage
  • Garlic
  • Italian herbs
  • Garlic oil, chilli oil or truffle oil
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Mushroom
  • Peppers
  • Chilli
Pizza dough rolled out on a floured surface

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Quick Pizza Dough - Printable Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Need pizza in a hurry? No yeast in the cupboard? This quick pizza dough recipe is exactly what you need! A real midweek meal lifesaver...

Ingredients

  • 225g (1 + 1/2 Cups) Plain/All Purpose Flour
  • 200g (3/4 Cup) Authentic Greek Yoghurt *
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil

Essential equipment

  • Pizza Stone or Large Baking Tray
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Fork
  • Rolling Pin
  • Large Chopping Board
  • Baking Paper

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 220ºC/Fan 210ºC/428ºF. If you have a pizza stone, make sure it’s in the oven. If not, use a large baking tray turned upside down. Then add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
    2. Mix well using a fork (It will look quite scrappy). Then get your hands in and squeeze it together to make a ball. You should be able to 'clean' the bowl with it.
    3. Gently knead it on a lightly floured work surface for 1-2 mins. You want it so it doesn't tear easily, but it won't be perfectly smooth either.
    4. Roll the dough out to 3-4mm thick (it should be around 34 x 24cm). Halve the dough if making 2 smaller pizzas.
    5. Transfer the rolled out dough onto a large sheet of baking paper, and slide it onto a chopping board.
    6. Top with whatever you fancy, leaving a 2cm border around the edge. For example: pizza sauce, grated mozzarella and Italian herbs.
    7. Slide your pizza (still on the baking paper) onto your preheated pizza stone or baking tray. Bake for 8-12 mins until golden and cooked through. If making 2 smaller pizzas, bake for approximately 6-10 mins.

Notes

*For best results, you MUST use Greek Yoghurt. Do NOT use Greek style yoghurt, as this will make your dough too sticky.

See the main post for a more detailed, step by step picture recipe.

Be sure to read the sections Ingredients and Substitutions, Recipe Tips and Troubleshooting and Time Management for lots of helpful information before you begin making this recipe. You can find them in the main body of this post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 1019mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 17g

Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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About Emma Mason

Emma is a professional blogger. Utilising over 20 years of cooking experience, she’s passionate about making your life easier, one recipe at a time! Drawing on her 12+ year background in recipe research and development, photography, copy writing and marketing, Emma has turned kitchenmason.com into a successful career. Known as ‘the organisation queen’ among friends, she is passionate about creating easy to follow recipes that anyone can follow and enjoy. She lives in Nottingham (UK) with her husband, daughter and 2 naughty cats. In her spare time she can be found reading a good book, training at the dojo preparing for her black belt grading, or dreaming up the next crazy colour combo for her hair!

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