Yes. It’s true!
I want to share a ridiculously easy recipe with you. I mean make it with your adorable grandkid easy! I stumbled on this TWO ingredient pizza dough recipe years ago and haul it out whenever I want to hear my granddaughter squeal with delight. When she stays with Gigi and I over night we throw out all that good food stuff and get right to the heart of the matter. Pizza. Good old fashioned pizza.
What’s even better is this dough is so simple that Maddi can whip it together with me and that’s just what we did the other night.
Her favorite toppings are Italian sausage and cheese. I’m more of a traditionalist and can’t imagine a pizza pie without pepperoni. Then toss in a bit of homegrown sweet banana peppers and onion for fun!
We also made our own pizza sauce since that is easy peasy too!
If you want to be a super cool grandparent like me or you just love pizza like we do, here’s what you can do:
Super Simple 2 Ingredient Pizza Dough
- 1 cup greek yogurt if you don't make your own, give Siggis a try. Yum!
- 1 1/2 cups self rising flour if you don't have self rising, add 1-1/2 tsp baking powder & 3/4 tsp salt to your AP flour
- 1 tbsp olive oil for baking dough on sheet pan
Revel in the fact that you are making pizza dough with these 2 ingredients!
Add the flour and yogurt to a stand mixer and mix or do as I do (mix in a bowl and then knead the dough on a well floured surface until it's very soft and not sticky).
If using a stand mixer: use the dough hook attachment. Mix on low, scraping the sides when necessary. Eventually after a few minutes it should form a soft, mushy ball of dough.
You can add a bit of water if the dough feels too dry or a little more flour if it's too sticky. It's a very forgiving recipe.
Once you have the dough consistency you like, you can flour a surface and roll out into a circle or oil a sheet pan and press out with your fingers. I'm a roller. In either case, oil a pan with olive oil and place pressed or rolled dough onto the sheet pan.
At this point: I like to give it a preliminary bake until it's just a bit golden. Not brown but golden-ish. This will depend on your oven. You CAN put everything on and bake but we like a crispy dough and a short pre-bake will give you that crispiness on the bottom of the pizza.
Add your ingredients! Don't forget to try my homemade pizza sauce.
Bake at 450° for approximately 12-15 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on your pie. Ovens vary!
Here’s the homemade pizza sauce that the family loves:
My Grams always made her own pizza sauce. I grew up on this and a pizza isn't a pizza without it. It's VERY basic and quick to whip up which is why I like it. Use it as a base if you prefer more flavors.
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar believe me, it adds a depth of flavor. Try it! You can use red wine if you don't have balsamic.
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp italian seasonings
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 small tomato diced
- Optional: a bit more water or more balsamic or worcestershire to keep it from being too pasty
- * sweetener
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Spread on your partially baked 2 ingredient pizza pie crust. Or, if you're the type who can't wait – just smear on your unbaked pizza crust.
Add you topping to the pizza and pop into your oven!
*Some folks add sugar, maple syrup or honey as a sweetener. I don't get it but if that's your thing use 1 teaspoon to start and adjust from there. You be you boo.
What’s your favorite pizza topping?