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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast

Ditch the delivery and whip up the ultimate 4-ingredient recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast.

A baking sheet with a pizza on top cut into slices

Few things in the kitchen are more satisfying than mastering homemade pizza dough. And if you ask me, few foods are more comforting that a hot, cheesy slice-o-pie.

But pizza perfection doesn’t have to be delivered or defrosted, and it especially doesn’t need to involve a complicated dough recipe that requires hours of proofing.

So let’s get this party started with your new favorite recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast!

A glass bowl with flour, olive oil and water being poured in

How Do You Make Pizza Dough Without Yeast?

It all comes down to the perfect mix of four simple ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Olive oil
  • Sugar

Add a splash of water and a pinch of salt to the equation and there is no need to reach for that packet of yeast! The baking powder does all the heavy lifting, seamlessly taking the place of yeast.

A glass bowl with pizza dough and a spatula

What’s the Texture of Pizza Dough Without Yeast?

It’s tender, fluffy, chewy and crispy in all the right ways! The first time I skipped the yeast, I was doubtful the pizza dough would have the same bite as the classic yeasted version, but all doubts were erased the second I started kneading this dough.

It’s incredibly smooth and easy to work with. Best of all, it takes just 25 minutes to come together, and that includes a 15-minute resting time.

A wood cutting board sprinkled with flour and a ball of pizza dough on top

Do You Bake Pizza Crust Before Topping It?

No need! Rolling the dough to roughly 1/4-inch thick means it’s thin enough to crisp up on the bottom and bake all the way through while it has toppings on it.

So roll out your dough, slather on the sauce and get to work with your toppings of choice.

A rolling pin on top of pizza dough on a cutting board

What Are the Best Pizza Toppings?

I am divided when it comes to the best pizza toppings, but here are my two favorite go-to combinations:

  • The Classic: marinara sauce, pepperoni, green pepper, red onion, shredded mozzarella cheese, and a good shake of Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese on top
  • Barbecue Chicken: barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, caramelized onions, shredded gouda and mozzarella cheese, and cilantro on top

An uncooked pizza topped with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, green peppers and onions

Ready to ditch the yeast and perfect your homemade pizza skills? Read on for the recipe, and don’t miss more of my favorite ways to use pizza dough with the below recipes:

A homemade pizza on top of a metal baking sheet

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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading dough
  • 2 1/4
    teaspoons
    baking powder
  • 2
    teaspoons
    sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 3/4
    cup
    water
  • 2
    Tablespoons
    olive oil

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. 

Add the water and olive oil, and using a spatula, stir together the ingredients until combined.

Lightly flour your work surface then turn out the dough and knead it for 1 minute until it comes together into a smooth ball. (Do not over-knead the dough.)

Place a damp towel over the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Lightly flour your work surface then roll the dough into a 12-inch circle that’s roughly 1/4-inch thick.

Transfer the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper then top it with your preferred sauce, cheese and toppings.

Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown and reached your desired level of crispiness, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the pizza from the oven then slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 200
Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 391mg17%

Potassium 196mg6%

Carbohydrates 34g11%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 4g8%

Calcium 71mg7%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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