Easy No-Yeast Pizza Base 2

We love pizza here, it is a weekly tradition, but during lockdown, yeast was in short supply. So I adapted a naan bread recipe to make an easy no-yeast pizza base. My boys have been making pizza since they were little and I also have a fabulous pizza dough that is perfect for making in a bread maker.

No yeast pizza To the oven in under 15 minutes

Pizza was one of those things I learned to cook from scratch when I got married and then when the children were born pizza was a great way to get them to try other foods as toppings. Over the years pizza has become a weekly tradition and one that we all love. As much as I have tried to buy ready-made pizza, my boys say it isn’t a nice as we always revert back to homemade.

This yeast free pizza base is perfect for when you need pizza fast and it is a passable replacement for my more traditional pizza base, although if you have yeast and time (50 minutes) I would go with my bread maker pizza base.

This easy no-yeast pizza base is one I would make with children as it is fun to make and they can do it themselves. Plus it is easy to roll too, but you do have to par-cook before adding the toppings to it as it becomes a little stodgy!

No yeast pizza To the oven in under 15 minutes
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Easy no-yeast pizza


For the Pizza Dough

  • 300 g self-raising flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 300 g natural yoghurt We prefer Greek


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the yoghurt the stir with a fork to combine or use a dough hook in your mixer.

  3. When the mixture forms a rough dough, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead to form a smooth ball.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll out into thin circles.
Pizza is a weekly tradition here and this easy no-yeast pizza base means you can go from ingredient to the oven in 15 minutes.

When it comes to toppings, we are pretty easy going. If I have passata in then I will make my own tomato sauce by mixing in some dried herbs (oregano, garlic salt, basil), a pinch of sugar and cooking until it reduces (about five minutes), however, as this is a cheats pizza base I love using tomato & garlic puree. You have to remember that without the yeast the base can be a little bland.

My boys like margarita (plain cheese and tomato), salami, pepperoni, peppers, onions and fresh basil.

The Secret to a crispy pizza base is the tray you use – we use pizza mesh (UK Link/US Link) and have for years.

We also use this pizza mesh’s in our outdoor pizza oven. Also why not take a look at this fab fun pizza cutter in the shape of a retro scooter will slice through pizza like a Vespa through gridlocked Italian traffic.

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