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.

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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. Nilo November 30, 2014 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    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

    • Katerina Petrovska November 30, 2014 at 11:17 PM - Reply

      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!

  2. Jenn November 25, 2014 at 4:57 PM - Reply

    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!

  3. Tammy November 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM - Reply

    Can I use self rising flour?

    • Katerina Petrovska November 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM - Reply

      Hi Tammy! Yes, you can use self-rising flour, but omit the baking powder and use only a pinch of salt.

  4. Angella October 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM - Reply

    Hi Katerina :)

    Could you use gluten free flour with this recipe?

    • Katerina Petrovska October 31, 2014 at 10:59 AM - Reply

      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??

  5. Kathy H. October 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    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!

    • Katerina Petrovska October 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM - Reply

      Hi Kathy!

      Yes, it’s definitely okay to knead it with your mixer. For the same reason as you, my Mom uses her bread machine to make the dough. :-)

  6. Sam September 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM - Reply

    I just put this in the oven. I can’t wait to eat it!

    • Katerina Petrovska September 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM - Reply

      Hope you have a great dinner!! Let me know how it goes!

      • Sam September 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM - Reply

        We loved this! I rolled it a little thinner and it still puffed quite a bit, but it did have a crispy bottom. (I used bread flour.) It wasn’t gooey with all the sauce, cheese, ham, pineapple, red bell peppers, and mushrooms I piled on. I’m making it again tonight in bread stick form and adding some garlic butter on top to eat with spaghetti. Thank you!

        • Katerina Petrovska September 11, 2014 at 6:23 PM - Reply

          So happy you enjoyed it, Sam!! Thank you!
          Great idea with the bread sticks!

  7. Jey August 29, 2014 at 5:38 AM - Reply

    Hi, can i use olive oil instead of canola oil? Thanks!

    • Katerina Petrovska August 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM - Reply

      Hi Jey! Yes, you certainly can, but it will add flavor to the dough. If you make it, let me know how it goes! Have a great weekend!!

      • Jey August 30, 2014 at 5:24 AM - Reply

        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!

        • Katerina Petrovska August 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM - Reply

          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!

  8. monique speights August 2, 2014 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to try it

  9. Laura Dembowski July 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    Such a good idea! When a pizza craving strikes, there’s no time to wait!

  10. Erlene June 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM - Reply

    Do you cook the dough a little before putting on the toppings or just top it and bake?

    • Katerina Petrovska June 27, 2014 at 4:13 PM - Reply

      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 June 27, 2014 at 4:20 PM - Reply

      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 :)

  11. Kim Beaulieu June 18, 2014 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    Dude you have mad skills. I love pizza as you know. We eat it way too much.

  12. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker June 18, 2014 at 7:48 AM - Reply

    I am intrigued by this and can’t wait to try it!!

  13. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks June 17, 2014 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    So eager to try this dough! And yes, I totally feel you on the husband complaints. I swear mine never just shuts up and eats lol.

  14. Becca from ItsYummi! June 17, 2014 at 9:47 AM - Reply

    Yeast HATES me, so I’m absolutely making this recipe for pizza night on Friday!

    • Katerina Petrovska June 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM - Reply

      Me, too! Yeast just doesn’t want to be friends with us, ha? :-D Thanks, Becca! xo

  15. Emma June 17, 2014 at 8:23 AM - Reply

    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?

    • Katerina Petrovska June 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM - Reply

      Hi Emma!

      The crust does puff up a good amount, but not to worry, there’s a crunch! :-) Give it a go – I think you’ll like it. Have a great day!!

  16. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps June 16, 2014 at 9:09 PM - Reply

    Yeast free? Yesah puh-lease!

    • Chandra_Leigh June 17, 2014 at 7:38 AM - Reply

      can I ask what is it about that?

  17. Liren June 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM - Reply

    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!

  18. Maria | Pink Patisserie June 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM - Reply

    Sounds fantastic! I bet it has the perfect amount of crunch! Just how I like it! :)

  19. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain June 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM - Reply

    Mmmm…now I’m craving pizza!! Gimme!

  20. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    Yeast-free dough is just genius for weeknights!

  21. Averie @ Averie Cooks June 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM - Reply

    Majorly impressed that this is yeast-free and no rising time! pinned

  22. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    I just need to try this! We make pizza once a week and I am totally intrigued by this yeast free version! Pinned!

  23. Chandra_Leigh June 16, 2014 at 9:04 AM - Reply

    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 :)

  24. A_Boleyn June 16, 2014 at 5:43 AM - Reply

    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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