If you're in the mood for pizza but don't want to make a full-size crust, this single serving small batch pizza dough is for you. This recipe doesn't require any yeast, so it's perfect for when you need a quick small crust.
This easy pizza dough recipe comes together quickly and can be rolled out or pressed into your desired shape. Top with no cook pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese for a fresh baked personal pizza in no time!
It's also versatile. Add your favorite pizza toppings to create a perfectly customized homemade pizza. Or, bake a plain pizza crust to serve with dipping sauces.
To make the pizza dough recipe, you'll need a handful of simple ingredients. In fact, you probably have everything right in your kitchen!
You'll need the following ingredients, but feel free to add in any optional herbs or spices you like.
- Flour: The recipe uses regular all-purpose flour. But you can use bread flour for a chewy crust. Gluten free flour and whole wheat flour work too.
- Baking powder: This no yeast pizza dough recipe uses baking powder as the rising agent.
- Salt: Adding in salt enhances the flavor and strengthens the gluten structure in the dough.
- Olive oil: Oil is added to help hold the dough together and prevent it from drying out. It also adds flavor!
- Water: You'll need just the right amount of liquid to form the dough so you may need to adjust the amount of water used.
Scroll down to the recipe card for the amounts used.
Making this homemade pizza dough is so easy. It's sure to become your favorite crust recipe because there's no rise time necessary!
Just combine the ingredients, roll out the dough, then bake. You'll find more detailed instructions below.
Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
Combine ingredients with a fork, wooden spoon, or mixer with dough hooks.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thick with a rolling pin.
Add pizza sauce or marinara, and desired toppings then bake. Or, bake plain as a bread appetizer.
When it comes to homemade pizza dough, there are seemingly endless possibilities for change. Whether you're looking to add some extra flavor or just want to mix things up, here are a few ways to change up your basic single serving pizza dough.
- Add Italian seasonings. Some common ones are garlic, oregano, and basil. You can also experiment with other herbs and spices to find what you like best.
- Swap out the flour. Use a low-carb flour substitute or gluten-free flour alternative in place of the all-purpose flour.
- Make appetizer bites. Use cookie cutters to create fun bite-sized shapes like stars or hearts.
No yeast dough is a quick and easy way to make a delicious pizza crust without all the hassle. Here are some tips for making the perfect crust:
- Use a pizza stone. Cook the pizza dough directly on the stone for a crispier crust. If desired, you can coat sprinkle corn meal on the stone first.
- Pre-bake the crust for a few minutes before adding your toppings. This will help it to stay crispy.
- Use additional flour if needed. If the dough is too wet and sticky, simply add a sprinkle of flour at a time and continue working the dough until reaches a smooth texture.
- Add more water if crumbly. If the dough is crumbled and dried, it would not come together, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time and work the dough until reaches a smooth texture.
This pizza dough makes the perfect base for a traditional personal pizza. But you can serve it in other ways too.
Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle on garlic then bake for an easy garlic bread. Or brush on melted butter and sprinkle on parmesan cheese. Then cut into strips to use as dippers for marinara or Alfredo sauce.
You can also bake plain then top with cinnamon and sugar for a simple dessert. Or, top the baked crust with sweetened cream cheese and berries for a delicious fruit pizza.
You can store the dough in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in cling film or a food bag.
The pizza dough can also be frozen for up to 2 months. When you're ready to use it, thaw it in the fridge overnight and then let it come to room temperature before using it.
You can make the pizza dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just make sure to let it come to room temperature before you start shaping it.
If your dough is sticky, you can add more flour to it until it is the right consistency. You may also need to knead it more to get the right texture.
If your dough is crumbly, you can add a bit more water to it and knead it until it's smooth.
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Small Batch Pizza Dough
- ⅔ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour for a chewier texture
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder optional
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder optional
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine well all ingredients in a small mixing bowl or mixer attached with a hook. You should reach a ball of dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ¼-inch thick with a rolling pin. Alternatively, press the dough with your fingers directly onto the parchment paper on a baking sheet, this will make a rustic look for the pizza.
- That’s your base ready.
- Add a marinara or tomato sauce, and desired toppings and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and cooked.
This is perfect for homemade pizza night! Thank you!
I love this! So quick and easy and just the right portion size!
If you make this it is a very tender crust, be sure you use a pan that cooks the bottom.
I find it helps to slide the crust (on a parchment paper) onto a preheated pan.