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2 Ingredient pizza base – greek yoghurt and flour

greek yoghurt and flour pizza dough

Yes, you read that right. I made a pizza base with 1 cup of greek yoghurt and 1 cup of self-raising flour. I have never made my own base before but saw this recipe and had to try it. The simplicity attracted me, and greek yoghurt is delicious so any experiments featuring the zingy creamy delight is fine by me.

2 ingredient pizza dough greek yoghurt flour

I used to have the fear that making your own dough was hard (a fear which has since been resolved) but when I heard of a 2 step, 2 ingredient dough recipe which took 10 minutes, I was onto it! 

2 ingredient pizza dough greek yoghurt flour

2-step pizza dough w/ greek yoghurt and flour

Makes 1 medium-sized pizza to serve 1-2. For more pizzas, double the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Extra flour for dusting and rolling, 1/2 cup should work

2 ingredient pizza dough greek yoghurt flour

Directions: 

  1. On a dusted surface, combine 1 cup greek yoghurt with 1 cup self-raising flour
  2. Knead on a floured bench for 6-8 minutes until a ball of dough has formed. If you need more flour to stop sticking, slowly sprinkle more until the dough has lost it’s stickiness.
  3. Dust dough with flour and roll into a pizza base with a rolling pin (or a round glass bottle – I used my olive oil bottle). Flour the rolling pin and roll dough out to a 1cm thick pizza base.
  4. Place on a pizza tray and start topping with your pizza stuff – it will take about 25-30 minutes in the oven to cook (providing its 1.5 – 2cm)

Yes – THAT IS ALL. It didn’t taste overly strong like greek yoghurt or anything – it was this really nice light tasty pizza base with a crunchy crust. You don’t get the fluffy air pockets like a regular pizza dough that’s been proving all day, but not bad for a 10-minute dough.

2 ingredient pizza dough greek yoghurt flour

I topped mine with cherry and truss tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto and some basil leaves.

I did want to try this hack partially because I didn’t believe for a second it would be that easy. I proved myself wrong and impressed myself at the same time (it sounds like I’m selling a magic bean?!)

2 ingredient pizza dough greek yoghurt flour

At least try this, just for the novelty of making your own pizza base with greek yoghurt? Promise? 

If you are after a lighter, crispier base I would recommend making my Moroccan spiced pizza w/ eggplant, rocket, lemon and yoghurt which is also delish.

Has anyone made this before? Or have any epic pizza topping combinations I should try? 

Thank you for reading and have the most wonderful day! 

Bec x 

(28) Comments

  1. How big is a cup? I see this a lot. I have cups all sizes. Such a weird as fuck measurement.

  2. Mariely says:

    I made the 2 ingredients pizza the other day and it tasted amazing. my husband ask me to make it again for him. Thumbs up.

    1. Thanks Mariely, so glad to hear. It’s so simple!

    2. Can I use soya yogurt? Thank u

      1. Hey Anna, I did some research and I haven’t been able to find anything that says it will work – sorry! Thanks, Bec

  3. It can’t believe it actually worked! Let me know how you get on 🙂 I’ve also heard of people making naan bread from this recipe.

  4. This looks awesome! I make my own yoghurt, so I’ve always got some in the fridge. Must try this soon!!

  5. Aw really? How far out do you live Nancy? Kinda jealous I’m missing living in a small(er) town at the moment. City life can be hectic! xo

  6. No 🙁 I have to go to the bigger cities for that. What a bummer 🙁

  7. No! I couldn’t tell at all that it was yoghurt!

  8. Hi Bec,
    This sounds totally delicious. I’m sure my son won’t even notice the Greek yoghurt in the base!
    Wendy

  9. Oh goodness! I’m not sure.. maybe its the brand of yoghurt? I followed a recipe of 1 to 1 and mine worked fine, I did use an additional 1/4 of a cup or so for sprinkling the bench, rolling it out and keeping it un stuck from my hands etc.. but I’m not sure?! I shall try it again and see?

  10. I TRIED this recipe and ended up using like 3 cups of flour instead of one…. What’s ya secret lady?

  11. I know I love greek yogurt too – hence my enthusiam for this recipe. Please do! x

  12. Thanks Lorraine! It’s different for sure! x

  13. Oh my gosh, this looks so goooood! I can’t believe it you made it with Greek yogurt. I love Greek yogurt…. I’ll try it and let you know.

  14. What a great recipe! I’ve always used just water and flour but this sounds really interesting 🙂

  15. And vegan and dairy free x

  16. Do you have soy cheese where you live Nancy? Its not half bad!

  17. Funny you say that Mia, thats the exact same reason I never made it. It was easier to buy them however now I’m doing this every time! Its fun and I get more satisfaction knowing I made it on my own (but it wasn’t too hard haha..) Perfect balance. x

  18. This is so amazing! I’ve never made my own pizza base as all the recipe i found sounded too hard or taking too much time. But i will definitely try your recipe. Can’t believe it’s just 2 ingredients. Well done! I’m pinning this now 🙂

  19. Looks sooooo good!! I miss cheese pizza 🙁

  20. I love caramelised onion on pizzas, I will be giving this a go for sure! Let me know how you go if you make the dough, hey that rhymes!

  21. I do to! I think thats why I never made my own dough! The probiotics in the yoghurt or something makes it rise, plus its easy as – enough for me!

  22. It was a nice surprise! Let me know if you do 🙂

  23. Erica Bates says:

    I’ll be giving that a go for sure! As for an epic pizza topping, a friend suggested I try making her favourite……… Caramelised onion, fresh corn kernels and crumbled blue cheese….even though it sounded unusual i had to try it. I used a lavash bread base and I added some chopped fresh asparagus…….and yes…..it was yummy alright.There’s something about the textures and flavour combinations that just works ….. But of course you must be a blue cheese lover! Next time I will try your greek yoghurt pizza dough with it.

  24. No way! This is awesome. I have a vendetta against yeast. I will be trying this ASAP

  25. Wow! I would have never thought of greek yogurt to make pizza dough! It looks so good, I will definitely have to try this the next time I make pizza!
    must be magic

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