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Instant Pizza Dough – No Rise No Yeast

A thin and crispy instant pizza dough recipe that has no yeast and requires zero rising time – oh yes that’s right. Make this super easy pizza dough in around 5 minutes for perfect pizzas in a hurry.

I think I’ve said this before…yep definitely. I could honestly eat pizza every day and be extremely happy! I mean what kind of strange people are there in the world that don’t like pizza? I find myself craving pizza all the time, and quite rightly so I live in Italy, it’s allowed. BUT what do you do when you’d really love pizza for dinner but you can’t wait 5 hours for the dough to rise?

Instant pizza dough no rise no yeast

You make instant pizza dough!

This instant pizza dough has been a life saver so many times, you know for the times when you’re having heavy withdrawal symptoms and you need a thin and crispy ASAP!

This dough has no yeast and requires no rising time at all so it’s perfect for last minute pizza fixes or for a quick weeknight dinner.

Instant pizza dough no rise no yeast

Instant pizza dough Vs traditional pizza dough

Ok so let’s talk about the differences between this instant pizza dough and regular traditional dough. Because this pizza dough has no yeast or no rising time it’s not as light and airy as traditional pizza dough is (don’t think this means it’s a brick hard dense dough because it’s absolutely not it’s still pretty light and delicious). We don’t have time for the dough to rise for 5 hours, we need pizza now and we need pizza fast, right? I think that’s a pretty good compromise.

It may not be as light and airy as the regular stuff but there is absolutely no compromise in flavour with this dough. I use this recipe to make pizzas all the time and I never feel like I’m missing out on something. It makes killer pizzas every time and I’m always fully satisfied afterwards unless you put pineapple on it, ok now it’s ruined.

Instant pizza dough no rise no yeast

How to make no rise instant pizza dough

There are only four simple ingredients needed to make this instant pizza dough, flour, water, olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Put the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a small well in the middle. Add the warm water and mix together with a spoon. Once the dough starts to come together add the olive oil.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface to form a ball, don’t over knead it doesn’t take long at all and it’s done!

I like to cut the dough in half and make two large pizzas. Sprinkle a little semolina flour on a baking tray, roll out the dough to a large pizza base, place on the tray and add what ever toppings you want. Right now I’m loving artichoke and prosciutto cotto.

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Instant Pizza Dough - No Rise No Yeast
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A thin and crispy instant pizza dough recipe that has no yeast and no rising time. An easy and delicious no rise dough for super quick pizzas.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
  • 3 5/8 cups (400g) 00 Flour
  • 8.11 fl oz (240ml) warm water
  • 1 tbsp (20ml) olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Add the flour and salt to a bowl. Make a small well in the middle and add the warm water. Mix together with a spoon for a few seconds, when the dough starts to come together add the olive oil.

  2. Using your hands bring the dough together then tip it on to a lightly floured work surface. Knead for a few seconds to form a ball, the dough should be soft and smooth.

  3. Divide the dough into two balls, roll out into large pizza bases and add to baking trays lightly dusted with semolina flour. Add desired topping and bake in the oven at 200°C/400F/gas mark 6 for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements, all imperial measurements are approximate.



  • Reply
    December 3, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Sounds so easy!! I have a question, what would use on the pan instead if you don’t have semolina flour?
    Thank you

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      December 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Hi Alita, you could use polenta or just dust it with regular flour, either one will work great.

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    August 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Hi – do you use self-raising or plain flour? This recipe looks amazing and can’t wait to try it! I crave pizza every day 😋

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      August 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Hi Olivia, I use 00′ flour which is a strong bread flour, great for making pizzas. If you can’t get that then use bread flour or all purpose flour that’s more readily available in the supermarket, that should work fine. Ha I crave pizza pretty much every day too, enjoy!

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    July 23, 2017 at 3:24 am

    how big are the final pizzas according to these ingredients? are they 2 x 12 inch or 2 x 10 inch?

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      July 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Hi Imo, the dough would make 2 x 12 inch pizzas. I usually make two large tray pizzas with this recipe that are 15 x 12 inches.

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    Cindy Rodriguez
    July 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Pizza is literally my favorite thing ever so this crust recipe is amazing, thank you!

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    July 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I am Italian and I never tried to make a pizza dough without yeast. I will give it a try, my sons would eat pizza anytime

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    Ginny McMeans
    July 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Now that’s the way to make dinner. Fast and easy and pizza dough is a necessity!

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    July 20, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Super idea to not use yeast..this has tempted me enough to make a note of this recipe & make it this weekend! 🙂 Thanks.

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    Ashley - Forking Up
    July 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I LOVE making pizza from scratch, but the waiting is always so tricky. I will have to try this recipe!

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    Jeni @ Coquette Kitchen
    July 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I LOVE this! I have a no yeast crust that I’ve been using but this one is even easier, so I am going to try it. We eat pizza a lot in our house. We love to pile them high with veggies 🙂

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