skinny dough pizza.
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I’ve been asked about substitutions for the flour used and the Greek yogurt. You could swap out whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour for the all-purpose white flour. I would personally use half whole wheat and half all-purpose white flour for a better chew. I haven’t tried chickpea flour, but that is a good substitution for all-purpose flour, so you might want to try that. Substituting fat-free cottage cheese for the yogurt would definitely work. I’d just blend it first to get it to a smooth consistency.

The key to getting a crispy crust is to preheat your oven AND the baking sheet you’ll bake the pizza on. This will make the bottom of the pizza crispy while still cooking from the top.

I used 425 degrees F. in my oven using my baking sheet. If you have a baking stone or baking steel, you can go much higher on the temperature (up to 500 degrees F.) for an even crispier pizza that cooks even faster. So, if you have those tools at home, go higher on the temperature and watch your bake time to be sure what works for your oven. You don’t want to burn that pizza.

Sure, you could, but after I read and tried MyBizzyKitchen’s recipe, I totally agreed with her and adopted this revised recipe. It might have a few more ingredients, but the flavor is much better, and the finished product is more like the pizza we all know and love.

I have kept this in the refrigerator covered for up to 7 days and the dough has been fine. I wouldn’t go much longer than that and the truth is, it won’t last that long! You can use this dough to make rolls, bagels and garlic knots, so it won’t be sitting around that long.

ingredients for pizza dough.
dough roughly shaped in a bowl before rising.
covered bowl of pizza dough.
bowl of pizza dough.
skinny pizza dough with sauce.
cooked skinny pizza.
bowl of pizza dough.

Skinny Pizza Dough

This recipe for skinny pizza dough can also be used for bagels, rolls and garlic knots.
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Prep Time 16 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 25 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Served
Calories 229 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Cups Self-rising flour
  • ½ Cup Fat-Free Greek yogurt (Fage is a favorite) 
  • 1 Tsp. Fast acting yeast
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • ½– ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking soda
  • 1 Egg + 2 Tbsp. Water, mixed (egg wash) 


  • Mix flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in the yogurt and mix until it just comes together.
  • Add about ½ cup of water and mix until the dough comes together. If needed, add a tablespoon of water at a time until you’ve got a smooth and elastic dough. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a towel.
  • Put the bowl in a warm place away from any drafts. The microwave is the perfect spot. Leave it there all day (up to 8 hours). Then refrigerate overnight or up to 7 days, covered in the fridge.
  • You are now ready to use the dough to make pizza.  Preheat your oven and baking pan to 425 degrees F. 
  • Cut the dough into two equal pieces OR into 4 small pieces.  You can decide on the size of your pizzas.  I find smaller ones are easier to work with and a much easier way to have portion control.  You can use just the amount of dough that you want and keep the rest covered in the refrigerator. Shape into balls of dough. On a piece of parchment paper, press down the dough slightly and using your fingers, form into rustic shaped circles.  This does not have to be perfect.  Use a little extra flour if the dough is sticky.  You can dust a rolling pin with flour and roll out the dough to make it flat and smooth. 
  • You are now ready to top the pizza crusts with your sauce and toppings. Be sure to try my New York Style Pizza Sauce. This sauce and shredded mozzarella are all you need for a great pizza, but feel free to add your favorite like sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers.
  • Place the parchment paper with pizza rounds in the preheated oven on the preheated baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once the dough is brown and crispy, and your toppings are hot and cheese is melted, you are ready to enjoy!


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 8gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 910mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bread, dough, healthier choice
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