Easy Gluten Free Yoghurt Pizza Dough

Easy Gluten Free Yoghurt Pizza Dough

This incredibly basic gluten free yoghurt pizza dough idea was suggested on a gluten free Facebook group that I’m on and obviously, being so easy, it immediately caught my eye. If there’s one thing I love, it’s short cuts. You present me with anything that can make life easier and I’m on it like a vampire looking for blood! lol

And so what better than having a delicious, perfect, homemade gluten free pizza that requires very little time and ingredients? Sounds too good to be true?

I thought so too, but this recipe didn’t disappoint! What was meant to be just a quick experiment ended up earning a spot in my top favourite gluten free pizza bases! And it’s not just because of how effortless it is, but everything from the taste to the texture are perfect – good flavour, soft, yet slightly crispy on the outside. It’s just right; a fact also supported by my gluten eating non-coeliac boyfriend (and that’s always the ultimate test isn’t it!? lol).

Cost-wise, it’s so very cheap to make as well. I honestly don’t see myself buying overpriced pre-made pizzas as much as I used to after making this discovery.

It’s also worth mentioning that the dough is very easy to handle. Gluten free dough can sometimes be so sticky due to needing more liquid than ‘normal’ dough and that can make the rolling/spreading process a total pain in the a** at times, but I had no such issue with this recipe. The dough is easy to handle and mould comfortably with your hands without it being overly sticky.

Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza dough recipe
Gluten free yoghurt pizza with mozzarella and extra mature cheddar. :p

(Update 15.08.17)

Tips for an even better pizza base:

1. Let the dough rest. If possible I really recommend letting the dough rest before cooking. About one hour at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. After experimenting some more with this recipe, I find this yields by far the best texture. So airy and fluffy. It may seem like an inconvenience, but the dough itself is incredibly quick to make so you can prepare it in advance the night before and let it rest in the fridge overnight. So when meal time comes the next day, it’s ready to pop in the oven without any hassle. 🙂

2. Add yeast. This one isn’t necessary, especially if you choose to cook it right away without resting the dough first. But if you do rest it and can have yeast, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dry active yeast for an even fluffier texture.

Easy gluten free yoghurt pizza dough recipe:

Difficulty level: easy

Preparation time: 5 mins (to make the dough) + 5 mins (to make the pizza sauce)

Resting time (optional): 1 hour (at room temperature) or overnight (in the fridge)

Cooking time: 10-15 mins (for the dough alone) + 10 mins (with toppings added)

Temperature: 200C (392F)

Yields: 1 large or 2 small pizzas (as shown in the pictures)

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 150g (1 cup) gluten free self-raising flour (I used Doves Farm)
  • 145g (a bit less than 2/3 cup) plain Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Toppings:

  • Basic no-cook pizza sauce {recipe here}
  • Extra mature cheddar
  • Mozzarella (the semi-hard/low moisture kind that is often sold already grated)

Notes:

1. Strained yoghurt (Greek style yoghurt) is a thicker kind of yoghurt and worked perfectly for this recipe. If using a thinner type of yoghurt, you may need to add a bit more flour (about 20g extra) depending on the texture.

2. If using a plain flour blend without xanthan gum and self-raising agents, add 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 to 2 teaspoons xanthan gum (if possible).

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (392F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dough ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hands until you form a ball.Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza dough making process
  3. Flatten the dough on the baking tray (or separate the dough into more portions for smaller pizzas – I chose to make two medium sized ones).Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza dough making process
  4. Smooth the edges with the back of a spoon or a knife.Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza dough making process
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the surface starts getting slightly crispy.
  6. Meanwhile, make the pizza sauce. My favourite thing to do is a very basic tomato purée based sauce with added olive oil, garlic powder and herbs, that only takes seconds to make. {recipe here}
  7. Take it out of the oven and add the sauce and toppings.Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza making process
  8. Put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown.

Easy 2 ingredients gluten free yoghurt pizza dough recipe
And there you have it, a super easy gluten free yoghurt pizza. 🙂

If you decide to give it a try, I’d love to know what you think of it in the comments! 🙂

Enjoy!

Related posts:

Basic Easy Pizza Sauce {recipe here}

Dairy Free Yoghurt Pizza Dough {recipe here}

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7 Comments

  1. Looks so easy! Will definitely try

  2. Love this idea. Tried it tonight, but I put the dough in muffin tins and kind of made mini deep dish pizzas. The crust was great! I used Bloomfield gluten free pizza dough mix (USA) and it worked really well.

    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! And making mini pizzas in muffin tins sounds like a really good idea, I’ll have to try that next time! 🙂

  3. Hi Kimi, just wanted to say thanks..,honestly had given up on pizza after the store bought GF pizza crusts :-/ this was simple enough to give it a go….honestly I think one of the nicest pizza bases I’ve had regardless of GF!!! I used doves self-raising too and can’t have dairy so Koyo plain coconut yogurt (same measurement) and chucked in some oregano and basil as well as the bits you list….it was so good!!! Thank you very much for sharing this simple recipe 🙂

    • Thank you so much for the feedback! I’m glad to hear you liked it and that it worked just as well with dairy free yoghurt. 🙂 It’s crazy how simple it is and yet so good isn’t it? I haven’t bought any pre-made pizzas ever since I made this post. 😀

  4. I’ve tried this recipe about 3 times now but I’m struggling with my dough. I use Doves Farm self raising flour and natural greek yog – I follow the amounts above but it all just crumbles and doesn’t want to stick. The pizza tastes delicious once done but my edges still look crumbly and awful! Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

    • Hmm that’s odd, I’ve never had that problem before. Does it feel crumbly/like it’s not sticking together before cooking as well or just once cooked? Is it just the edges that fall apart or the whole thing? Some things I can think of are:

      1) Maybe the dough needs to be kneaded a bit longer. The dough should be relatively sticky (not so much that it’s hard to handle, but it should be smooth and sticky). If it’s not, try adding a bit more oil (and/or yoghurt).
      2) Do you use full fat or low fat Greek yoghurt? Full fat is better in my experience.
      3) Could the dough be spread too thinly? Maybe try making it a bit thicker.
      4) If it’s just the edges, maybe wet your fingers a bit when smoothing the edges to help get rid of all the cracks properly.

      Also, generally with gluten free pizza I find adding a good amount of pizza sauce helps the texture a lot. Hope one of these things help! hehe Let me know if you try it again. 🙂

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