Ditch the delivery and whip up the ultimate 4-ingredient recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast.
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!
How Do You Make Pizza Dough Without Yeast?
It all comes down to the perfect mix of four simple ingredients:
- Baking powder
- Olive oil
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
- Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites
- Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets
- Bruschetta Pizza with Balsamic Syrup
- Easy Cheesy Chicken Stromboli
- Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls
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- 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.
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love the bread
I’m so happy to read this, Mary!
Made it for the first time ,simple recipe my husband loved it , the pizza came out great, will be making it a lot, thank you!!!!
Woohoo! I’m so thrilled to read this, Patricia!
I have made this twice and my kids love these! This is now my go to pizza dough recipe. Thank you!
You are so welcome, Jett! I’m thrilled you’ve been enjoying the recipe!
It was very good…grandkidsgave it a thumbs up
I’m so happy to read this, Barb!
I’ve tried other no-yeast pizza dough recipes and this one is the best!
Woohoo! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Rachel!
I make this pizza crust regularly; as a matter of fact, it is a staple now! I use hot water when I mix it all together. I also like to add pepper to the crust… depends on my mood. I may add pepper, red pepper, oregano, or “Magic Dust.”
I also realized that the sauces I buy have a little too extra water, so it would cause the pizza to not cook in the center. My solution is to cook the crust+sauce (light on sauce) for 20 minutes at 375. Then remove, add my toppings (sometimes I use Pam spray on the outer edge and sprinkle garlic), increase temperature to 450, and cook for 10 minutes more. I let it rest for a couple minutes and voila, ready to eat.
AMAZING! I’m so thrilled you’ve been enjoying the recipe, Rachel!
It’s okay, all purpose flour yields meh results. Active yeast versions are way better. Bland honestly…sorry.
Sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe, Dave.
Love the pizza recipe. I made it a ham and black olive with herbs from my garden. I would love to send you a picture.
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Julie! You can share your creations with me by mentioning @justataste or tagging #justatasterecipes on Instagram :)
Love this recipe! Super easy to make and tastes great.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, April!
I don’t need that much dough. Can I refrigerate or freeze?
Hi Marty! Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend storing this non-yeasted dough in the fridge or freezer because the leavener starts working right away. Doing so could make it lose its fluffing abilities. :)
I’ve made the dough SO many times! It’s become a classic with my family : )
I always top mine with white sauce and veggies ^^
Love reading this, Juliana! I’m so thrilled you’ve been enjoying the recipe!
Everyone I have made this crust for loves it. My new go to for pizza!
I’m so happy to read this, Thiery!
I didn’t have bread flour or yeast but was hungry for pizza… This is Simple make it at home with what you’ve got on hand pizza! I’m over the moon about how easy and good this pizza crust recipe is! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!
You are so welcome, Melissa! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe!
Delicious and easy!
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Gina!
I have just made the pizza and it was delicious, thank you the dough was easy to slice just the right texture and tasted better than any bought one, I will be making it again
Woohoo! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Joanie!
I think the recipe is fine I just wish the dough didn’t feel so tough.
Thanks for your note, Liam!
I made 2 pizzas yesterday and they were great. the whole family like the crust. I added a little garlic butter with parmesan cheese and basil on the crust. One was a cheese pizza and the other one had lots of stuff on it. the cheese one didn’t seem to get as brow as the second one and was cooked longer I thank but was good. will use this when I can’t get the other pizza dough. Thank you I will pass it along to my friends and family.
Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Ellen!
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