Now, I need you to prepare yourself for one of the easiest recipes to date. You may know I love pizza. It’s my favorite food. I am a pizza connoisseur and a pretty good judge of good pizza. I’ve made a couple pizza related posts on here (Bubble Pizza and Quinoa Crust Pizza). However, this is an even easier recipe. And, it makes real pizza dough. No lying. It takes 4 ingredients and just a few minutes to make a delicious, healthy pizza dough. Seriously, you are not going to believe this.
This pizza dough is unbelievably easy. It takes just a couple minutes to mix together. You will honestly not believe me when you read this recipe. I promise, it is delicious and tastes just like any other pizza. It bakes up wonderfully and is light and airy. It doesn’t taste strange or different. No one would ever guess how easy it was to make this pizza. The dough is perfect for any pizza. I know, you still can’t believe it’s this easy to make pizza. I promise you it is. Give this dough a try and you won’t ever need a yeast-based pizza dough again!
Now, there aren’t many steps to this recipe. First, you will need to combine all the ingredients into a bowl. Yep, just mix the four ingredients together (mix in spices too if you decide to use any). You will want to mix the ingredients together until it forms a soft dough. I used a hand mixer, but you can use any mixer or do this by hand. It only takes a couple minutes. If you notice that your dough is dry and needs more liquid, you may need more yogurt. I used a 7 ounce container, so depending on your climate and type of flour you use, you may need more yogurt to bind it together. Definitely start with 7 ounces and go from there. It won’t be a sticky dough at all.
You can use self-rising flour if you have it. I made my own self-rising flour by mixing flour with baking powder and salt. However, if you have one cup of self-rising flour, you can use that instead of the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Once the dough has formed, lightly flour your hands and a work surface. Roll the dough into a smooth ball. If you want to make multiple pizzas, go ahead and split the dough into smaller sections and roll them into smooth balls as well. Roll the dough out into a thinner crust and place it on your prepared sheet. (For round pizza: I rolled the dough out into a circle first. Then once I placed the dough onto the pan, I patted it out by hand to fill the pizza pan.) You can also use a baking sheet for smaller pizzas, or if you want a square pizza. You can make whatever shapes you want for the pizzas. Just try to get the dough to be the same thickness overall.
Top the dough with sauce and toppings. Place in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the dough is cooked to your liking.
This pizza dough is delicious. It bakes up very soft and chewy. It holds up well with sauce and toppings. It tastes exactly like any other pizza dough, but it is so much better for you. It’s packed with protein and is so low in calories. The entire pizza dough was almost as many calories as a piece of pizza from a chain restaurant. I absolutely will make this my go-to pizza dough recipe. It’s so much easier than using yeast. It takes just a couple minutes to mix together. It’s perfect for a week night or weekend. Plus, you can easily make different types of pizzas for different tastes. If you want an easy, delicious, healthy pizza,this is for you!
4 Ingredient Pizza Dough
Total calories: 550 (crust only)
Servings: Makes a standard, 12” inch pizza or multiple smaller ones
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 7oz plain Greek yogurt (I used 2% but any plain Greek yogurt will work
Optional: Dry seasonings for the crust (I used a garlic and herb blend but it’s really optional, it didn’t add anything to the crust really)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a pizza pan or baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix by hand or with mixer until a soft dough begins to form- roughly takes a couple minutes.
- Lightly flour your hands and a work surface. Roll the dough into a smooth ball (if you want multiple, smaller pizzas you can divide the dough into different balls).
- Roll the dough out into a crust and place it on your prepared sheet. (For round pizza: I rolled the dough out into a circle first. Then once I placed the dough onto the pan, I patted it out by hand to fill the pizza pan.)
- Top the dough with sauce and toppings. Place in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the dough is cooked to your liking.
I made my own self-rising flour by adding in baking powder and salt. You can use 1 cup of self-rising flour instead of making your own. Also, the seasonings are optional in the crust. You don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to. With the toppings, it was hard to taste the seasonings in the crust anyway.
I bought a 7oz container of yogurt for this recipe, and it worked perfectly. However, the flour and climate you are in can affect how the dough forms. You may find you need additional yogurt to get your dough to be soft and pliable. Use your best judgment here.