Whole Wheat-Greek Yogurt Pizza Crust

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I spend hours pinning things to my food board on Pinterest and then rarely go back to actually make anything from what I pinned.  I just have an uncontrollable urge to pin, pin, PIN!  I am pretty sure there will be a 10 step program for excessive pinning sometime in the near future.

However, this one recipe idea I pinned got lodged in my brain and I just had to try it.  Greek yogurt+self rising flour = pizza crust.

I think the original source is perhaps a dietician from Australia (?).  Whomever came up with it is brilliant.  I first tried it with the store purchased self rising flour and greek yogurt and it was crazy easy and delicious.  Came together in an instant, bottom browned up perfectly in the oven – kids devoured it – I was thrilled.  I then got tricky and made a whole wheat crust version.  I was just as pleased with that and it just tasted so much healthier.

This is such a fast dinner to throw together – the dough from getting the ingredients together to having it rolled out ready for toppings takes 10 minutes tops.  I keep jars of tomato sauce around and I just heat it up on the stove and add some sort of vegetable that I have in the fridge – baby spinach, shredded carrots – to bump up the vegetable intake – top the crust with that and then sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese.

I always buy the blocks of cheese over the pre-shredded.  Something is added to the pre-shredded cheese that prevents it from melting as nice as cheese you shred yourself.

Whole Wheat-Greek Yogurt Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (0%, 2% or full fat- I used 2%)
  • (If you have regular white self rising flour just use 1 cup of that and 1 cup of greek yogurt)

Instructions

  1. Oven 500 (or as hot as it will go)
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add 1 cup greek yogurt, stir together and then use hands to knead it into a uniform dough ball.
  4. Split it into 3-4 pieces and use rolling pin (or a can of Pam or bottle of wine - both make very acceptable rolling pins in a pinch) to flatten dough our to about 1/4" thick.
  5. Place onto baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Pull out and dress it up with some sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.
  7. Into oven for another 5 minutes - use spatula to peek at bottom and make sure it is golden brown. If it is not, cook another minute or so.
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  • Bill Bowen

    Sounds great, can’t wait to try it!

  • Deanna

    making this tonight with the whole wheat flour. can’t wait! Thanks for being my guinea pig

    • Nicole

      hope it turns out well!!

  • Kris

    Making this tonight! Can’t wait to try it :)

  • kjc

    it was great! I put garlic powder in mine with a little parm cheese I think next time I will try to use gluten free flour. It seems the more I eat a gluten free diet the more sensitive my stomach is to wheat and white flours

  • Nicole

    So thrilled you liked it! Great idea adding some seasoning to the dough – totally going to do that next time.

  • Carrie M.

    I wasn’t sure how well this would turn out when I initially looked at the recipe; I had never cooked a pizza crust that didn’t use yeast. I have to say though, that it was fantastic! It was a hit with my entire family, (including all 5 of my hoodlums), even with my overly selective 9 year old. I waited to tell him it had greek yogurt in it until after he taken a bite; by then he was hooked and just kept eating. :) I love how healthy and quick and easy this is, not to mention how delicious it is! :)

    • Carrie M.

      I should also mention I used your suggestion and warmed up tomato sauce, threw in some chopped spinach, some garlic, and a little onion powder to make my own sauce. I don’t think I will ever buy pizza sauce again! :)

    • Nicole

      I was equally skeptical the first time I saw the recipe – I couldn’t believe it came out so beautifully! It seemed way too easy to come out as well as it did. I am also still working on a method for meal planning so I use it all the time when I need to make something fast. Thanks so much for trying it and the feedback!

  • Rena

    I just posted this recipe on my blog, check it out. Came out so good!
    nowaythatshealthy.blogspot.com

    • Nicole

      So glad it turned out good! Your blog is super cute. The pizza looked delicious!

  • Carolyn

    Hello! I would love to try this today but am wondering if you can use organic plain yogurt instead of Greek yogurt? I am trying to use what I have on hand instead of going to the store. Thank you!