Yeast-Free Pizza Dough

Yeast-Free Pizza Dough: Fast and simple recipe for Pizza Dough made without yeast that is delicious and SO easy to make! Besides… ain’t nobody got time for that dough to rise.

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Oh, look at that! It’s Monday. Already!
Wish it was still Sunday… ‘Cause that’s my fun daaaaay…


Happy start to the week, friends!

I worked super hard these past few days.
Over the weekend we worked on our backyard…
Okay, that’s a lie. My husband worked. I watched. I dislike (read: hate) yard work. It’s too, um, dirty. And hot. And there’s bugs out there.

My punishment for not helping? Sunburn! I thought I was all in the shade, but somehow, those rays went straight through the tree branches and decided to take up space on my lovely shoulders.

Thus, to make Monday-matters a bit awesome, I thought we should bring a little Friday to our Monday. Like, serve pizza for dinner. Homemade pizza. Like, completely from scratch…like.

Yeast-Free Pizza Dough | | Fast and simple recipe for Pizza Dough made without yeast that is delicious and SO easy to make! | #pizza #pizzadough #recipes

This is the pizza dough that made those Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizzas crazy-delicious! This, by far, is the best pizza dough I’ve made to date. True story.

I’m always trying new ways to improve on basic things. Things such as gluten free cakes and BLT sandwiches. You know… the basics. And in all those attempts, there’s one thing that I will never stop trying to make better: Pizza Dough.
That’s my husband’s fault: this pizza crust is too thin, this one is too thick, this is too crunchy, this is too soft… Lawd, shush up!

Surprisingly, he found nothing wrong with this! Nah.thing. The guy just ate his pizza, commented that the dough was awesome, and there were zero complaints. Hallelujah!

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In case you didn’t know, flour seems like a simple and obvious addition to any pizza dough.

As does water.

If you feel inclined to add some garlic powder or herbs, I understand. Just do it.

Just let this happen. I swear it will be the best pizza you’ve ever had. Pile everything delicious on top of the dough and call it dinner.

Yeast-Free Pizza Dough | | Fast and simple recipe for Pizza Dough made without yeast that is delicious and SO easy to make! | #pizza #pizzadough #recipes


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Yeast-Free Pizza Dough
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Fast and simple recipe for Pizza Dough made without yeast that is delicious and SO easy to make!
Serves: Serves 4
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾-cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
  2. Combine water and oil in a separate bowl or cup; stir to combine.
  3. Slowly add water mixture to the flour mixture.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, or your hands, gently stir and mix until dough forms a ball; dough should be soft, but not sticky. Add more water if it's too dry, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it's too sticky, add more flour.
  5. Lightly flour your work area and knead dough for 5 minutes.
  6. Line a baking sheet or a pizza pan with foil and lightly spray it with cooking spray.
  7. Spread pizza dough on the prepared pan, using the palm of your hands and fingers to stretch it out to about a 1-inch thickness.
  8. Grill or bake in a 400-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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  1. Michelle says

    Hi would love to try but I am now a little confused. You answered Erlene’s question on June 27th that prebaking crust was not required then on January 26th you informed Jessica to partial bake crust before adding toppings. What do you recommend for your average pepperoni, sausage, sauce, cheese, and mushroom pizza? Thanks

    • says

      Hi Michelle!!

      You should bake the dough for about 8 minutes before adding the toppings; then, remove from oven, add your toppings, and then pop it back in for another 15 minutes, or until browned and cheese is melted. Hope you enjoy!!

  2. Pia says

    hi. cant wait to try this recipe. my husband and I LOVE pizza, but I have never used yeast before and am too intimidated too.. i wanted to ask if I could replace 1/2 of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour? If yes, does anything else change? Thanks.

  3. Bailie says

    Is there a link to the recipe for the grilled bbq chicken pizza? or a how to for cooking a pizza outside of the oven/grilling?

  4. nav says

    Quick question ; I’ve never cooked with yeast before , if I wanted to use this exact recipe , what alterations would I have to make/how much yeast , does anything else in the recipe change ??

    • says

      YAY! So happy you liked it! Thank you! 😀

      A basic recipe for dough with yeast looks like this:

      2-1/2 cups flour
      1 package (2-1/4 teaspoons) dry yeast
      1+1/2 teaspoons salt
      1 cup warm water (120°-130°F)
      2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  5. nav says

    Awww I wish I could post a picture!!! Impressed with the results!!! Loved the texture of the dough one kneaded , wasn’t tough or too soft . Perfect for when you have no yeast on hand . Absolutely loved it ! Txtd my friend a picture cus I was so happy and she texts back “can I have a slice ” lol thank you for the recipe!!!!

  6. Queen says

    All I have to say is WOW!! This turned out to be one of the best pizzas I have ever had. First time making this and any pizza dough for that matter. I impressed myself lol and talk about aromatherapy. So I didnt end up using all of the water oil mixture and the dough once cooked seemed a little dense but I seasoned it so well that it got completely ignored. I wasnt sure if it was supposed to be that dense or what the texture was supposed to be like exactly but I also did it all by hand. Tried not to over work the dough but maybe next time it will turn out better. But I was still amazed at how good it all turned out. You dont even need meat.

    • says

      Hi Jessica! Yes, you want to prebake the dough because if you don’t, you’ll end up with a doughy, not thoroughly baked crust. So, what you want to do is bake the dough for about 8 minutes, remove from oven, add your toppings, and then pop it back in for another 15 minutes, or until nicely browned and cheese is melted.

  7. Lia says

    Hi, not sure if this has been asked already but can I use coconut oil instead for an apple dessert pizza? If so how much should I use as its cold-pressed.

  8. Kristen says

    Just made this pizza crust and I have to say it is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for the recipe, I have a yeast allergy so you can imagine how excited I am to find this recipe. If you have a yeast free bread recipe I love to hear about it! Thanks again!!!!!

  9. Nilo says

    How do I store leftover pizza dough? Do I roll it first and then store in a zip lock bag or can I just store the dough balls? Also how long do these last in the fridge? Thanks a lot!

    The pizza turned out perfect. Loved it but I only used two balls

    • says

      Hi Nilo!

      Happy to know you enjoyed the pizza! That dough is quite perfect.
      To freeze the dough, shape into individual dough balls, oil your hands with olive oil and wipe lightly around each dough ball. Place each one into a separate freezer bag, squeeze out the air and seal. You can freeze it for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw it out completely.
      Hope this helps!

  10. Jenn says

    I used King Arthur gluten free multi purpose flour and this turned out great. It was the perfect combination of chewy on the inside, light crunch on the outside. My notoriously picky 12 year old liked it. That makes this recipe a keeper!

    • says

      Hi Angella!!

      I honestly have no idea. I have never tried it with GF flour. I know I’ve seen recipes for GF pizza dough with a blend of GF flours, but I am definitely not an expert so I can’t offer any helpful advice. I’m sorry. :( If you do try it with GF Flour, will you please come back and let me know if it worked out??

  11. Kathy H. says

    Is it possible to put this together with a stand mixer? Due to “lovely” arthritis, I can’t do much with my hands/wrists, but I’d really like to try this out. Thank you!

      • Jey says

        Thank you very much for this recipe.. I made this tonight.. It was awesome.. But my crust wasn’t crispy.. Everything else is great.. I was looking for yeast free pizza base because my boyfriend cannot eat anything with yeast due to gout.. Thia recipe is what im looking thank you! Do u have any suggestion how i can make the crust crisoy next time? Thanks!

        • says

          Hi Jey! So glad you liked it!! It’s a delicious crust, indeed.
          Try using bread flour instead of all purpose flour. All purpose flour does make for a chewier crust, but bread flour should give you the crispy texture you’re looking for. Let me know how that goes!

    • says

      Hi Erlene!

      If you’re going to bake it in the oven, then no, you don’t have to pre-bake it. You can if you want a bit more of a crunch to the dough, but it’s not necessary. The dough will bake fully together with the toppings. Thank you!!

    • Chandra_Leigh says

      All recipes are different but top/bake is the basic idea. A hot oven and pizza stone is key too… (I’m at the experimental stage personally). After this I’m going to try a deep dish pizza.

      Thanks, Chandra :)

  12. says

    As much as I love the whole process of making yeast-risen pizza dough, sometimes you just need pizza pronto!
    I’ve thought about doing baking powder crust in the past but was worried it would be puffy not crisp. Is this one crunchy?

  13. says

    Wow! I never thought to make yeast free pizza dough, but this is perfect for someone like me who is short on time. I love this and can’t wait to try it!

  14. Chandra_Leigh says

    I was looking around for a no-yeast dough for pizza and now I found it! I’ll try this, I’m sure it’ll be just great. Thank you :)

  15. says

    I’m curious after all hubby’s complaints about the imperfections in the pizza dough you made how good HIS pizza dough is. :)

    Glad you found something he found acceptable.


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