Welcome to the wonderful world of baking with Greek yogurt. One of my go-to base for recipes is a Greek yogurt dough made from all purpose flour, fat free Greek yogurt, and a few extra goodies here and there. In the post below, I’ll show you how to make Greek yogurt pizza dough and several variations like buttermilk biscuits, how to troubleshoot problematic dough, and give you 14 recipes to make with this dough.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
At its core, you’ll only need 3 ingredients to make this style of Greek yogurt dough:
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- fat free Greek yogurt
To make the dough, simply mix the all purpose flour and baking powder together before adding the Greek yogurt and stirring to form a crumbly dough. You can mix it all together using just a fork, but you can also use a stand mixer or even a food processor. Though the non-fork options run the risk of overworking the dough and developing the gluten in the flour, which can lead to a chewy and flat finished product.
If all that sounds foreign to you, I think you’ll find the video below helpful. In it, I’ll walk you through the crust for the air fryer breakfast pizza that’s included in the recipe roundup below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve included a handful of questions that commonly pop up in my recipes with Greek yogurt dough. They cover some troubleshooting topics and substitution questions. If you have more substitution questions, join my free Facebook group. There are more than 15,000 awesome home cooks in the group with all kinds of dietary needs. You’ll see all kinds of dairy free and gluten free spins on recipes there.
How is this different from 2 ingredient pizza dough?
If you’re unfamiliar with 2 ingredient dough, it’s a mixture of self rising flour and Greek yogurt. The acidity in the Greek yogurt reacts with the leavening agent in the self rising flour to create a rise in the crust or baked good you’re making. The only difference in my Greek yogurt pizza dough recipe is that I like to use all purpose flour instead of self rising and add my own leavening agent via baking powder.
This is my preferred method since I rarely use self rising flour for anything else and always have all purpose flour on hand. Not to mention, baking powder works best when it’s freshly opened.
All that said, the classic 2 ingredient combo works perfectly fine, and you’ll find a few recipes in the roundup below that don’t call for a leavening agent.
Can I use almond flour or another gluten free flour?
I’ve never had much luck with other types of flour like almond, coconut, or blends. But I have seen a ton of readers successfully use products like 1:1 gluten free baking flour for my pizza recipes. As the product’s name suggest, you’d use the exact same amount as all purpose flour if you’re substituting.
Why didn’t my Greek yogurt dough rise?
Overworking the dough is one of the most common culprits. Some dry flour should remain after mixing, and you can finish forming the dough with your hand.
Another potential issue might be baking powder that’s been sitting in your pantry for months. For best results, you’ll want to use baking powder that’s less than 3 months old (after opening).
And finally, if you’re using something like a biscuit cutter to cut your dough, make sure you’re not twisting the cutter. That could seal the edges of the dough and prevent rising as well.
Can I use other types of yogurt?
I wouldn’t recommend it. While you might be able to match the acidity for leavening action with another type of yogurt, the protein content in Greek yogurt helps create structure in the crust or baked good. That being said, I have seen others use dairy free options successfully. Search the Facebook group I mentioned above for lots of substitution notes.
What to Make with Greek Yogurt Dough
You’ll find 14 recipes from across my blog that use some form of this Greek yogurt dough. The list starts with pizza and bread twists but gets into other options like biscuits, chicken and dumplings, monkey bread, and more. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Air Fryer Pizza
If you have an air fryer, this is a must make with Greek yogurt pizza dough. You can get as creative as you'd like with toppings, but I love a classic turkey pepperoni.
Cast Iron Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough
This version actually uses all purpose flour without baking powder to create a thin crust pan fried pizza. It's a reader favorite and while it's a bit more time intensive, it's worth the hassle. You'll also find a ton of healthy pizza topping ideas in this recipe.
Air Fryer Cheese Bread
Similar to the air fryer pizza, this will remind you of the cheesy garlic bread sticks at your local pizza shop. Serve with marinara and you've got a banger of an appetizer on your hands.
Low Calorie Pepperoni Pizza
Here's another thin and crispy crust option without a leavening agent. This is a great option if you want to skip the cast iron cooking and bake instead.
Air Fryer Breakfast Pizza
Eggs, bacon, and lots of cheese on top of a fluffy biscuit crust. What's not to love about that?
Southern Chicken and Dumplings
One of the more unique recipes on the list, this recipe uses Greek yogurt dough to make dumplings cooked in an easy rotisserie chicken and vegetable soup. You can make this in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Empanadas
Creamy buffalo rotisserie chicken wrapped in crispy Greek yogurt dough crust.
Greek Yogurt Biscuits
This is one of my top 10 recipes of all time. You'll never believe how light and fluffy these biscuits are. Pair them with some chicken sausage gravy and get ready to blow minds.
Copycat Domino's Cinnamon Bread Twists
Greek yogurt dough twisted and air fried before brushing with buttery cinnamon sugar. Recipe includes a buttercream dipping sauce that rocks hard.
Copycat Domino's Garlic Parmesan Bread Twists
Similar to the cinnamon sugar twists, but made like breadstick twists instead of small twirls and brushed with garlic parmesan butter.
Monkey Bread Pizookie
Cinnamon sugar biscuit pieces made with Greek yogurt dough baked with cinnamon sugar butter and walnuts. Recipe includes a sugar free glaze that's a must add.
A lower calorie spin on apple fritters you can air fry or bake.
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake
A spin on buttermilk biscuits with high protein cream and juicy strawberries inside.
Sunday 1st of November 2020
What are the macros for the dough itself? I don't have access to some of the ingredients in your recipes and am trying to calculate the ingredients
Friday 6th of November 2020
Just plug whatever flour and Greek yogurt you're using into a calorie tracker app like MyFitnessPal. That way you can account for ingredient differences.