20 minutes and 2 ingredients. That’s all it takes to make this instant pizza crust from start to ready-to-devour. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s quicker than delivery… and definitely quicker (and easier!) than any other pizza recipe I’ve ever made. To top that, the pizza crust tastes like authentic sourdough, and is the perfect thickness with the optimal crust. I’m SO excited to be sharing the Good News of this pizza dough recipe.
For those new to homemade pizza, it almost always requires yeast, kneading, and 30-180 minutes of rise time. As some of my friends like to say, “ain’t nobody got time for that!”
And indeed, I often also “don’t got time” (and money) for takeout or pizza delivery.
Personal anecdote, my very first date with Scott was completely ruined because I had ordered pizza about 20 minutes prior to him asking if I wanted to go out and get Mexican with his friends before he left to return to his home state. I was like “sure, if the pizza comes before y’all head out!”
…the pizza took well over an hour to get to my apartment, at which point they were already wrapping up their meal, and I was on the verge of tears from being SO HUNGRY and also on missing out on a date with a guy I really wanted to pursue… and wouldn’t see again until a few weeks later when we were both in another state at a choral directors convention.
(Obviously, that was a very good week for both of us — but still, pizza is supposed to bring people together, not almost destroy budding relationships am I right or am I right!?).
Three years later, and I still run through this thought process — Do I have rations in case it takes to long? check. Do I have to be anywhere in the next hour or so? no. Can I make my own dinner? probz not.
And then I order pizza. #truestory
So needless to say, I was beyond excited to discover this pizza about 2 weeks ago, and am obsessed with it. I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ll ever make pizza crust any other way — especially because I almost always have plain Greek Yogurt in the apartment for days that I want smoothies, or just a healthy breakfast. (Plain sweetened with a drop of vanilla and a tiny bit of honey… because flavored yogurt has almost 2/3rds of your daily sugar intake in it!).
Stay tuned as I explore toppings to go on this pizza crust, but until then, here is your base recipe for the crust!
- 1 cup self-rising flour (see note if you have all-purpose).
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- Preheat oven to 450. If using a pizza stone, let it warm up in the oven as the oven pre-heats.
- Combine flour and yogurt with a rubber spatula.
- When it becomes too thick to continue combining with a spatula, use your hands to help incorporate the flour into the yogurt (I recommend your put some flour on them to help prevent sticking)
- Turn out onto a floured work surface (I usually line with parchment paper) and form a ball, and then, using your hands, flatten it into a circle.
- Place a piece of Seran Wrap (optional) over the flattened dough, and use a rolling pin to spread the dough out so that it is about ⅓ inch thick.
- Lightly flour a baking sheet or a hot pizza stone, and transfer the dough to it.
- Top with your sauce, cheese, and toppings, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
You can easily double this pizza. The cooking time does not change.
The pizza pictured used pizza sauce, a ⅔ mozzarella - ⅓ parmesan cheese mixture, some cracked pepper, and fresh basil leafs from my basil plant.
This is potentially the most amazing, hilarious thing I have ever seen in my entire life. This was not the song I sought for this post, but this is the song the post needs. Herman Cain. Singing. A John Legend Cover. About PIZZA.