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A close- up of slices of emergency pizza on a marble board.
Emergency pizza - no yeast, no knead
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This emergency no yeast pizza recipe takes only a few minutes to make, but gives a thin and crispy instant pizza that'll really satisfy that pizza itch when you need it. Stick to a simple cheese and tomato sauce margherita, or add whatever you fancy or have in your fridge. 

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: emergency pizza, no yeast pizza
Servings: 1
Calories: 571 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
For the base (makes one 8" pizza)
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 75 ml Greek yoghurt
For the topping
  • 2 tbsp tomato pizza sauce
  • 50 g mozzarella (or whatever cheese you have)
  • 8 slices pepperoni
To make the pizza base
  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt.

  2. Add the yoghurt and mix together. Tip out onto the worksurface, and knead briefly for a minute or so to bring the dough together.

  3. Roll the dough into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll out into a 8"/20cm circle. It's ready for toppings.

For the topping
  1. Heat the oven to 220C/Gas mark 9. Place a baking stone or tray in the oven to heat.

  2. Cover the base with tomato sauce. Add cheese and pepperoni

  3. Transfer to the heated baking stone or tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are coloured.

Recipe Notes

Emergency Pizza Recipe - Hints & Tips

What if I don't have any Greek yogurt?

You can use regular yogurt, but might need to add some more flour to get a good consistency.

Can I make Emergency Pizza using gluten free dough?

Yes, but add some xanthan gum. For 75g of gluten free flour, add 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum. Also, it's best to roll out the dough onto a silicone mat, top with tomato and cheese, and transfer the pizza on the mat to the oven. Depending on your gluten free flour, you might need to adjust the ratio of flour to yoghurt slightly.

Can I make vegan emergency pizza?

Yes! You can make this recipe using nut yoghurt - coconut, almond, or cashew. Obviously, choose an unsweetened and unflavoured vegan yoghurt. You might have to adjust the ratio of flour to yoghurt slightly.

What tomato sauce can I use?

There are all sorts of tomato sauce that work well on this pizza. If you have it, tinned pizza sauce is perfect: simply freeze what you don't use in an ice cube tray, then transfer the frozen cubes to a sealed plastic bag and store in the freezer. If you don't have pizza sauce, you can blitz a tin of tomatoes to a smooth sauce and use that. Or when you have a moment, you can make some of my slow cooker tomato sauce and similarly keep it ready frozen into cubes. At a pinch, you can use tomato ketchup!

Or leave the tomato off, drizzle with olive oil, garlic and herbs and make a pizza Bianca.

What cheese can I use?

Whatever you have! Mozzarella is obviously perfect, but if you only have cheddar, use cheddar! Use your imagination for the other toppings.

No pizza stone? 

If you don't have a pizza stone then use the heaviest baking tray you have, or a cheap unglazed terracotta floor tile.

Nutritional information

This contains 17 WW points per portion. 


Nutrition Facts
Emergency pizza - no yeast, no knead
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 827mg36%
Potassium 767mg22%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 568mg57%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.