Pizza Dough Without Yeast

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  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Then add the water and mix in a circular motion until the dough comes together. Knead the dough on a clean floured work area for two to three minutes, or until it has reached a good consistency to stretch out.

  2. If using right away, tear the dough into two equal-sized balls, place the dough on pizza pans or baking trays and stretch as thin as possible. Then use your hands or a basting brush to spread the oil over the crust. At this point you can add sauce and toppings.

  3. If using later, wraps the dough in plastic wrap and store in either the fridge or the freezer.

When you don’t have the time to watch traditional pizza dough rise, no-yeast dough is an excellent alternative. Usually requiring just a few simple pantry staples, no-yeast dough can be prepared, start-to-finish in less time than it takes to call out for delivery.  While not exactly the same as a traditional pizza crust, with a good recipe, no-yeast dough can yield delicious results. Consider variations on a basic recipe, too: add some spices, cheese or minced garlic to your no-yeast dough for an interesting and unexpected twist on a classic.

More about your yeast-free dough...

Pizza dough with no yeast is a great alternative to regular dough if you don’t have time for it to rise, or if you simply do not have any yeast in the house. The dough that you make without yeast will have a slightly different taste than traditional pizza dough, but it is still a great alternative.

Like any kind of pizza dough, dough without yeast is a very versatile option. You can add herbs or cheese to your crust to give it a distinct flavor. And as always, you are free to top your yeast-free dough with whatever delicious toppings you choose. A pizza that does not include yeast could be the new favorite meal for your family!

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, including the many yeast-free varieties. We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit for all of your pizza making needs.

Comments (2)

  • Steve


    28 August 2012 at 03:20 |
    Yes this pizza is great, my roomate made it, more pizza please!
  • Ashley Martin

    Ashley Martin

    13 August 2012 at 18:12 |
    Great recipe!! Has anyone tried a variation with no baking powder? I made it over the weekend and didn't use baking powder. It came out really good! LOVE PIZZA!

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