Pizza Dough Recipe with Greek Yogurt

A dough ball ready to be rolled out into a pizza from this easy pizza dough recipe

Homemade Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Hiya or Buon Giorno Food Adventurers! We are traveling to Naples, which often means it’s time for pizza! Although, the traditional pizza dough is made with yeast we are featuring an easy yeast-free homemade pizza dough recipe. Considering everyone, even Gourmet Gus, loves a good pizza we wanted to bring a simple easy to make pizza dough that can go from flour to dough to oven ready pizza in minutes! Even though this is an easy pizza dough it packs the flavor and a crisp outside with that chewy inside every great pizza delivers. Additionally, pizza is the perfect place to experiment both with tradtional and non-traditional flavors.

Certainly, pepperoni is one of the most popular toppings this tomato sauce base is perfect for many vegetables and more. At our house my kids enjoy all kinds of toppings including the oh so controversial pineapple, which they love with pepperoni. Hence, this sweet, spicy, and salty combination lights up every tastebud and can truly become and adventurous favorite! Likewise, when gourmet gus makes this easy pizza dough recipe he loves loading up on the veggies and sometimes some fresh grubs. Obviously we aren’t looking to share!

A deliciously golden brown pizza on a pizza peel made form the easy pizza dough recipe from
Little child looking over the counter to get a peak at this tasty pepperoni pizza! Featuring the easy pizza dough recipe.

Back to the roots of Pizza Dough

Given that we all immediately think of Italy when asked about the origins of pizza dough. Surprisingly though pizza like doughs have graced many a meal in ancient civilization such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Ancient Roman dish, bread topped with cheese, honey, & bay leaf, evidently where our modern pizza evolved from. Naples, Italy where modern pizza has it roots and it’s literally been baked into the pizza. A famous pizzaiolo (i.e. professional pizza maker) created Margherita Pizza using tomatoes, cheese, and basil to bake in the colors of the Italian flag.

Pizza Dough Recipe FAQ

Easy as a Pizza Pie for cooking with Kids!

Cooking with kids can sometimes seem like a hard sell, but when it comes to pizza it’s easy as a pizza pie! This recipe is about as easy as convincing your kids to eat pizza! (Over kid effort score 1 out of 5). Firstly, this recipe is simple to mix up, knead, and top in only 15 minutes and the kids can help at every step! Additionally, there are no dangerous tools throughout the process, so could not be more kid friendly. Our kids found their passion for pizza dough at Pizzeria Pezzo, which gives kids their own pizza dough to play with instead of crayons. Secondly, there is definitely some benefits when making this easy pizza dough recipe beyond cooking skills: measurement skills, hand eye co-ordination, and more!

A little chef helping out in the kitchen kneading pizza dough.
A little child smelling the fresh aroma of homemade pizza!

Attention Parents Cooking with Kids!

Parents should use their own discretion in which steps their kids perform and should always prioritize kitchen safety!
Measuring and mixing of the dough ingredients. Although, adult supervision is recommended for electric mixers (Kid Effort 1 out of 5)
Kneading the dough. This develops some good hand eye coordination using repetitive motion (Kid Effort 2 out of 5)
Rolling out the dough onto a floured surface. Getting that circle shape can be tough for kids, but circles not required (Kid Effort 2 out of 5)
Topping of the pizza dough recipe with Sauce, Toppings, and Cheese (Kid Effort 1 out of 5)
A dough ball ready to be rolled out into a pizza from this easy pizza dough recipe

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe with Greek Yogurt

This easy pizza dough recipe feature a little bit of extra flavor from the Greek Yogurt. Once the dough is ready it can be immediately be baked in the oven on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Looking for pizza in the summer try baking on the grill with a pizza stone as well!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Spoon or Whisk
  • Measuring Cups
  • 1 Rolling Pin (Or a flat wine bottle)
  • 1 Baking Sheet or Pizza Stone
  • 1 Pizza Peel (if using pizza stone)
  • Oven Mitts
  • 1 Pizza Cutter


  • 2 Cups Bread Flour All-Purpose flour works as well
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt


  • Baking Sheet Method: Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C)
    Pizza Stone Method: Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) w/Pizza Stone In Oven
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the Greek yogurt to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon until it starts to come together.
  • Use your hands to knead the dough for about 5 minutes, until it forms a smooth ball.
  • Dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough to your desired thickness. About ⅛" to ¼" depending on preference.
  • Baking Sheet Method: Transfer the dough to a greased baking sheet
    Pizza Stone Method: Transfer the dough to a corn meal dusted pizza peel.
  • Add your favorite pizza toppings, such as tomato sauce, cheese, and vegetables.
  • Baking Sheet Method: Place pizza in the oven on baking sheet
    Pizza Stone Method: Slide pizza onto corn meal dusted pizza stone from peel
  • Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Slice and serve hot!
Keyword 30 minute meal, Cooking with Kids, Creative Recipes for Kids, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Family-Friendly Recipe, Fun and Easy Family Recipe, Kid-Friendly Recipe

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