Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Basil and Cheese pizza using Easy 2 ingredient pizza dough

This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung 

2 ounces fresh pizza dough

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup of Greek or natural yogurt
Extra flour for dusting the board

In a bowl, combine the flour and yogurt and bring together to form a ball.
Turn out onto a floured board to knead and roll.
Knead for 10-15 minutes. Roll into a pizza shape and add toppings.

  • 1 jar Prepared Pesto
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Press the pizza dough into a sheet pan (you can also use a pizza stone or grill).
You can conduct your own taste test as I did, by making a half and half pizza, or choose your favorite way and make the entire pizza out of that.
Tomato-Basil Pizza Made with Pesto:
Smear the pesto over half of the pizza dough and sprinkle some kosher salt over it.
Slice the mozzarella thin enough to cover the pizza thoroughly. Next, lay thin slices of Roma tomatoes over the mozzarella.
Tomato-Basil Pizza made with fresh basil:
Drizzle olive oil over the dough and sprinkle kosher salt over it. Wash and dry the basil leaves and lay them in a single layer on top of the olive oil.
Top the basil with a layer of mozzarella and add a layer of Roma tomatoes. Go ahead and top with more mozzarella if there’s any left.

TIP: If the dough seems a little wet when you mix it, just add a sprinkling more flour. The more you knead  the dough the better it comes together.

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  1. UnknownJanuary 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Looks yummy. I love to make my own pizza, so I'll have to try it.

  2. Deb AJanuary 3, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following you on pinterest... I also love to read! Have a good day...Deb

  3. Ann JonesJanuary 4, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    I love pizza, this looks yummy! I saw your post on blogaholic, I look forward to your future posts :)

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  5. Life according to LenettaJanuary 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

  6. ShaineeJanuary 5, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Hi , Deanna !

    This looks so yummmy. Finding hard to resist the temptation of "cheese ". And it would be great If you share some tips to get rid of acne. I have this weird kind of skin :( Dont know what should I call it dry, oily or combination . I think its everything.

    Bdw found you through Blogaholic and yayy I am your first follower on GFC :-D

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  7. Sadie UsseryJanuary 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    That looks so yummy! The pizza dough sounds so easy! The girls and I are going to have to try this! Thanks for linking up at

  8. Diane BalchJanuary 6, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    I've never used yogurt in pizza dough. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.

  9. UnknownJanuary 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Wow, your pizza looks and sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. Your newest follower from Let's Get Social Hop. :)

    Kathy @

  10. UnknownMarch 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Hi Deanna,

    That is a great use of the 2 ingredient pizza dough. Thank you so much for taking the time to credit me.
    Happy cooking!



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