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Emergency pizza - no-yeast pizza dough

Thisno yeast easy pizza base 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. 
Servings: 1
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins


For the base (makes one 8" pizza)

  • 75 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 75 ml Greek yogurt

For the topping

  • 2 tbsp tomato pizza sauce
  • 50 g mozzarella - (or whatever cheese you have)
  • 8 slices pepperoni


To make the pizza base

  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the yoghurt and mix together. Tip out onto the worksurface, and knead briefly for a minute or so to bring the dough together.
  • 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

  • Heat the oven to 220°C/Gas mark 9. Place a baking stone or tray in the oven to heat.
  • Cover the base with tomato sauce. Add cheese and any other toppings, such as pepperoni.
  • Transfer to the heated baking stone or tray. Bake for 8–10 minutes, until the edges are golden. ½


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 75 g 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 to the oven on the mat. Depending on your gluten free flour, you might need to adjust the ratio of flour to yogurt slightly.
Can I make vegan emergency pizza?
Yes! You can make this recipe using nut yogurt. Obviously, choose an unsweetened and unflavoured vegan yogurt. You might have to adjust the ratio of flour to yogurt 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. In 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 even a cheap unglazed terracotta floor tile.
Nutritional information
This contains 17 WW points per portion. 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 827mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 568mg | Iron: 4.7mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pizza base recipe, emergency pizza, no yeast pizza, no-yeast pizza dough