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15 Minute Pizza Dough Recipe

15-Minute Pizza Dough Recipe (No Yeast)

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Don’t spend hours making pizza dough! Instead, have all the pizza you could ever want, fast, with my 15-Minute Pizza Dough recipe (it’s Yeast-Free!)!

Hi Bold Bakers!

If you’re not familiar with yeasted dough, but you’re a pizza lover, then this recipe is for you! Yeasted dough can take time and that’s why I created this quick, 15 Minute Pizza Dough Recipe that uses NO yeast! This is a great dough to get you in the kitchen with friends and family and making pizza from scratch. I guarantee you that from scratch and to into the oven you will have this made in 15 minutes flat! Yeast or not, there really is nothing like homemade pizza, and now it’s something any baker of any level of experience can make.

Why is My Pizza Dough Very Sticky?

If you find your No-Yeast Pizza Dough to be a bit sticky, fear not, it just needs a bit more flour. This dough is not very finicky and it will tell you what it needs. If it’s wet and sticky add a bit of flour 1 tablespoon at a time, working it into the dough until it no longer sticks to the surface or your hands but is still soft and fluffy.

Why is Yeast-Free Pizza Dough Easier & Faster Than Yeasted Pizza Dough?

While yeast provides nice flavor it is not a must to create a beautiful homemade pizza. The dough’s raising agent is baking powder, which activates once you add the water, so there is no waiting around for proofing dough. It can be made and the whole pizza can be baked in a fraction of the time it takes to make yeasted pizza dough. This is a great recipe to make with the kids as it really is foolproof.

How to Store No-Yeast Pizza Dough

This dough can be covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. The idea is to let no air get to the dough as this can change its texture and flavor.

How Long Does No-Yeast Pizza Dough Last?

The raw pizza dough will last for up to 24 hours in the fridge. Once baked into pizza, the pizza can be covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Tips and Tricks to Making No-Yeast Pizza Dough:

  • Freeze the raw pizza dough rolled and topped to make super-fast pizza whenever you want. Bake from frozen as normal.
  • Add any dry fresh herb into your dough for extra flavor.
  • Make 1 large 12-inch family size pizza
  • Or divide the dough into 2 smaller pieces an roll out into 8 inch pizzas.

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15 Minute Pizza Dough Recipe
15-Minute Pizza Dough Recipe (No Yeast)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Don't spend hours making pizza dough! Instead, have all the pizza you could ever want, fast, with my 15-Minute Pizza Dough recipe (it's Yeast-Free!)!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 1/2 cups (12 1/2oz/355g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (7oz/187g) water, roughly
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 minute pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese , grated
  • fresh oregano, or fresh herbs of your choice, for garnish
  • pepperoni
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.

  3. Combine the water and oil in a separate jug or cup.

  4. Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, holding back a little in case you don't need it all.

  5. Using a wooden spoon, or your hands, mix until the dough should be soft, but not sticky. Add a splash more water if your dough is too dry.

  6. Lightly flour your work area and a rolling pin then roll dough into a 12-inch circle using your hands (to make 2 smaller pizzas, divide the dough into 2 and roll into 2 8 inch pizzas).

  7. Transfer the pizza base to a nonstick pizza base or large baking tray. Spoon the 5 Minute Pizza Sauce over the pizza base. Cover generously with a layer of cheese, pepperoni, and fresh oregano.  

  8. Bake the pizza for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Slice and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

To store the raw pizza dough make sure it is tightly covered with cling wrap. Keep in the fridge for up to 24 hour. To store left over pizza, cover in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


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  1. Mare on September 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    It looks great Gemma. I can’t wait to make it. I was wanting to make pizza the other night , but my yeast was expired and I wasn’t able to run out for more, though I had baking powder on hand so this recipe would have been handy indeed !!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Then this is your perfect solution! P.s keep your yeast in the fridge and it will last longer 🙂


  2. Simran Mann on September 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I made pizza from your no-yeast pizza dough for dinner tonight while adding a little variation – half topped with sausages & the other half with olives (this half for me as I’m a vegetarian). It was delicious & my husband loved it, even though it was my first pizza made from scratch. Still have a few slices left which we’ll enjoy for breakfast tomorrow (that’s what my husband said). Thank you for sharing such beautiful recipes & making them so simple to make.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

      That’s what I love to hear, Simran!!

      Thrilled you liked it. It’s a fun recipe and the day we made it it wasn’t around for long.


  3. dawn m robertson on September 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    ? I was writing a lovely review and got booted (the aw snap! Message) ?. I’ll just say the gluten free crust turned out well but now I see why gf pizza crusts are always very thin. I’ll make it again but will buy a rolling pin and roll it. Gemma’s 5minute pizza sauce is A+++. I’ve got plenty left over to make another pizza or two. Topped with kalamata olives, sautéed shallots, mozzarella and turkey pepperoni, very nice pizza ?????? Thank you Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 16, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Thanks a million. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

  4. LizzyCakes on September 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Hello Gemma!
    First, I have had so much fun discovering new recipes and techniques through your videos and now your lovely cookbook!
    I Love to have “family pizza night” as everyone has their own preference to toppings. However, no one has been a fan of the pizza crusts I have used…until now! Family Pizza Night is a favorite now! Thanks!
    ~ Cindy

    • Gemma Stafford on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Yay! You’re grand! I’m happy that your family loves my pizza recipe. Keep baking and share them here.

  5. Hester Steenkamp on September 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

    This was so fast and easy to make. It completely satisfied my pizza craving. It was big enough for two people, with enough left over for my husband’s lunchbox for work on Monday. If I could, I’d rate it at 10 stars!! Yay, thanks Gemma for this easy, fast and very tasty recipe.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 15, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Yay! I’m delighted that you liked my recipe.

  6. Jennifer Therrien on September 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I have to say, i was a little apprehensive with the dough recipe. But i am excited to say pizza turn out amazing, my child loved it as well.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 15, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Hi Jennifer. I am glad the pizza turned out amazing. Thank you so much.

  7. Jenn Rex on September 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Love this recipe! Got the kids involved in making it and we had so much fun! I added some garlic powder, Italian seasoning and just a tiny bit extra olive oil. It was super tasty for a quick easy pizza dough!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

      You’re grand! I am delighted that your kids loved it – and that you had fun making it. Thank you so much for being here.

  8. David Fernandez on September 14, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Hey Gemma,

    I’m super excited to give this recipe a try! I wanted to know if I could substitute the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour (i.e. “King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour”)?

    Thank you!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 15, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Hi David. Generally, you can use whole wheat flour as substitute to all purpose flour. But know that wheat flour has more fiber, and therefore result in a more heavy and dense bread. Wheat flour also needs more liquid than all purpose flour. To achieve a god balance, reduce the wheat flour by a quarter for every cup of APF required by the recipe. Or you can mix the two to achieve a lighter texture and a better rise.

  9. Karla Seidita on September 14, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Thinking this dough would make a nice Stromboli, too!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Karla. Yes, it could, but the texture may be slightly different.

  10. Ru on September 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Why my pizza comes out so hard… TT

    • Gemma Stafford on September 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. It could be the flour you used or the quantity used. Flours behave differently in different places. Even if they are of the same kind, some would absorb more liquid than others. I recommend that when adding liquid, add only in small amounts until you reach the consistency described in the recipe or shown in the video. I hope this helps.

  11. Emma Wells Walsh on September 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Gemma!,

    I saw from above that you can cook the pizza on a stone, but I wanted to ask if I would then adjust the heat to 500 or should I leave it at 400? Thanks so much! I’m trying it tonight!


  12. Annette on September 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    I have two questions. They’re not related to your pizza post but I wondered if you had an easy quick recipe for Southern Caramel Cake? It sounds delicious. I’ve seen several recipes on line but they seem very involved & time consuming. One recipe said it took three hours!

    Also, can you sub all purpose flour for self rising flour (I’m guessing probably not?), if not what would you add to AP to make it self rising?

    Thank you Gemma for all your cool recipes. Some day I hope to be able to purchase your book when funds permit.


    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for Southern Caramel Cake as of now. But I will put that in my notes.

      Self rising flour is basically AP flour mixed with baking powder and salt. I hope this helps.

  13. Glennyce Prior on September 12, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    This dough is amazing, Gemma! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

      Hi Glennyce,
      thank you for this kind comment, I am happy when you are happy,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Olga Kechagia on September 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Gemma! I’m a big fan of your recipes! Can I use bread flour instead of all-purpose? Thank you for your time in advance.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:30 am

      Hi Olga,
      yes, certainly. Take a look at the pack though, strong flours vary such a lot in gluten content, depending on the origin of the grain and the type and season grown. You all-purpose flour may not be a lot different. Gluten content is expressed as PROTEIN on the pack, it is interesting to check the labels in your store,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Sherri on September 12, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Can you bake this on a pizza/baking stone?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:28 am

      Hi Sherri,
      yes, and why not! The trick is to move it to the stone easily. Use a flat baking tray, no edge and sprinkle it well with a mix of semolina flour and wheat flour.
      Shape your dough on this and shake it on to the stone. Alternatively set your baking pan on the hot stone.
      I hope this helps,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Yvonne on September 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Gemma, this pizza base looks nice and easy.
    Could it be made with gluten free flour?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:23 am

      Hi Yvonne,
      yes! if you are familiar with xanthan gum then a touch of this in the recipe will mimic gluten and hold the dough together.
      The lovely thing with this is that you can try a sample, break the recipe down and give it a go.
      I hope it works for you. the two young bold bakers at the end of the video made a great job of it,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Yvonne on September 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        Thank you Gemma. My granddaughter has recently been diagnosed as sensitive to wheat so parents are trying different recipes.

  17. Nariey on September 12, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Perfect..I needed this.Thanks Gemma

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:21 am

      Nairey, and I needed to hear that it was needed! Haha, I hope you enjoy it now,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. dawn m robertson on September 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I’m going to make this with all purpose GF flour and see how it turns out. I’m excited! Will let you know!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 13, 2019 at 5:12 am

      Hi Dawn,
      thank you, I will be interested to hear how this works for you. If you are familiar with using xanthan gum I think that would be a great addition to this one, just a little though.
      Please do let us know how you get on,
      Gemma 🙂

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