This vegan pizza dough is so soft, fluffy, and crisp on the edges, you won’t believe it is made without yeast! Using just 2 ingredients, it’s a 5 minute recipe that is PERFECT for your favorite vegan pizza toppings!
Vegan Pizza Dough
When it comes to baking with yeast, my favorite recipes to make are flatbread, bagels, and this vegan pizza dough.
Growing up, my mom loved making pizza dough from scratch. She spent a considerable amount of time in Italy and ever since, has refused to buy a pre-made crust. While it does take more time to make that the convenient supermarket ones, the taste is on another level.
When I first moved out of home, I begged my mom to teach me how to make the dough. I remember the first time I made it, it took FOREVER. While it was delicious, I was put off by how long it took. Luckily, a friend had told me about a popular weight watchers dough made with just 2 ingredients- Self rising flour and Greek yogurt. Since Greek yogurt isn’t vegan, I had to give it a plant-based makeover!
This vegan pizza dough recipe is foolproof. It’s made with 2 ingredients and neither of them is yeast. Also known as weight watchers dough, this vegan version will be your new go-to every time you crave pizza! The texture is soft, fluffy, and tender on the outside. It tastes like any good pizza dough, and you can make it as thin or thick as you like!
Whenever I tell my friends that I can make pizza dough in 5 minutes, they never believe me until I share this recipe with them- They can’t believe how good it is!
Ingredients to make a vegan pizza crust
For the dough
- Self rising flour– You must use this kind of flour, as it has the leavening agents in it required to rise and thicken. You can use store bought or make your own.
- Vegan yogurt– Any plant based yogurt can be used. The thicker the yogurt, the easier the dough will be to work with.
- Olive oil– Optional, but to brush around the sides for a golden crust.
For the topping
- Tomato sauce– Any tomato sauce or pizza sauce.
- Vegan cheese– I recommend using a good quality vegan cheese that melts well. Alternatively, you can grate a block of vegan cheese.
- Toppings of choice– Use your favorite toppings! I love using bell peppers, onions, olives, vegan pepperoni, and herbs.
How do you make a vegan pizza dough without yeast?
Start by mixing together the flour and yogurt and mix until combined. Once mostly combined, use your hands to gently knead together and form a small ball. Next, gently flour a kitchen surface and transfer your ball of dough on top of it. Knead the dough several times, before rolling it out into a thick pizza dough.
Now, transfer onto a lined pan or pizza tray. If desired, brush olive oil around the edge of the entire pizza. Spread with tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice. Bake the pizza for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted.
Can I prepare the dough in advance?
You can prepare the dough up to 2 days in advance. Once the dough is made, cover it completely and keep it in the refrigerator. 2 hours before using it, remove it and let it sit at room temperature to thaw out.
Can I make this gluten free?
To make this a vegan and gluten free pizza dough, replace the self rising flour with gluten free self rising flour. We’ve used Dove Farms flour, which works great!
Tips to make the best vegan pizza crust recipe
- If you use a thinner yogurt, you may need to add extra flour to compensate. Don’t be surprised if you have to add up to an extra 1/4 cup for it.
- Feel free to fold through your favorite herbs into the dough, including basil, oregano, and sage.
- You cannot use another kind of flour, or else the dough will not work correctly.
- Veggie delight– Add your favorite vegetables, including peppers, onions, broccoli, or anything in your fridge!
- Margherita– Use a mix of two vegan kinds of cheese (I recommend plant based cheddar shreds and mozzarella shreds) and sprinkle with torn basil leaves.
- BBQ meat lovers– Spread the dough with bbq sauce and top with tofu bacon, vegan deli meat, and vegan sausage.
- Hawaiian– Add pineapple and finely sliced vegan ham.
- Capriciosa– Add mushrooms, olives, capsicum, vegan ham, and jalapenos, for some added kick.
Storing and freezing pizza dough
- To store: Leftover pizza can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
- To freeze: Place slices of the pizza in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Reheating: Either microwave the pizza or heat on a non-stick pan for several minutes. You can place it in a preheated oven, but it may be a little longer.
Vegan Pizza Dough
- 1 3/4 cups self rising flour
- 1 cup vegan yogurt any plain flavored yogurt
For the toppings
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup vegan cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp black olives
- 6 slices vegan pepperoni
- 1 small bell pepper slices
- 1 tsp Italian herbs
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and yogurt and mix well, until combined. Using your hands, gently knead the dough into smooth and form into a ball.
- Lightly dust a kitchen surface with flour. Transfer the ball of dough on top and roll out into a pizza shape. Transfer onto the lined sheet. If desired, brush the sides of the crust with olive oil. Top with tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice.
- Bake the pizza for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately.