The Most Useful Recipe You Can Make With 2 Ingredients

dumping greek yogurt into a metal mixing bowl and holding up a bagel made with 2 ingredient dough

After seeing the phrase 2 ingredient dough” cropping up all over the internet, I decided to find out what it was so I could give it a try. And boy, am I glad I did!

This super simple dough, which originated in Weight Watchers communities, as far as I can tell, is a mixture of self-rising flour and Greek yogurt, giving it a pleasantly tangy flavor that works in a variety of contexts.

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And while it’s true that it’s one of the easiest doughs you’ll ever make, what’s even more remarkable is how many delicious foods you can make with it! In this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to whip up a batch of 2 ingredient dough before sharing 6 tasty ways you can use it. (Homemade pizza, anyone?)

How To Make 2 Ingredient Dough

greek yogurt and self rising flour sitting on a kitchen counter


  • 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt


Add the self-rising flour* and Greek yogurt to the bowl of a stand mixer.

*Don’t have self-rising flour on hand? See “How To Make Self-Rising Flour” below!

mixing up 2 ingredient dough

Using the dough hook attachment, mix until the ingredients form a ball of dough. Use immediately, or wrap the dough tightly in plastic and store it in your fridge for up to one week.

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How To Make Self-Rising Flour

Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or gluten-free baking mix), 3 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Measure out 1 3/4 cups of the mixture and use it to make 2-ingredient dough (or use it in any recipe that calls for self-rising flour!)

Note: This formula yields slightly more self-rising flour than you’ll need to make the dough, but trust it’s a lot simpler to use these amounts than it is to make exactly 1 3/4 cups!

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rolling up a ball of 2 ingredient dough

6 Things You Can Make Using 2 Ingredient Dough

This simple dough is endlessly versatile, and it makes it so easy to make delicious baked goods at home! Here are six of the best things we’ve made with this dough so far—give them a try and experience the magic for yourself.

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1. Pizza Crust

Roll the dough out into a flat circle, then transfer it to a greased baking sheet. Top the dough with your favorite pizza sauce, some shredded cheese, and your favorite toppings. Bake at 475°F for 12-14 minutes.

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rolling out 2 ingredient dough into a breadstick shape

2. Breadsticks

Cut the dough into six equal portions, then roll each portion out into a breadstick shape and place them onto a greased baking sheet. Brush the breadsticks with an egg wash and sprinkle the tops with minced garlic and finely chopped parsley. Bake at 425°F for 10-14 minutes.

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shaping 2 ingredient dough into a bagel

3. Bagels

Cut the dough into six equal portions. Roll each piece of dough into a tube about 5-6” long, then stick the two ends of the tube together to form a ring. Place your dough rings on a greased baking sheet.

bagels made from 2 ingredient dough sitting on a table

Brush the dough rings with a beaten egg and sprinkle the tops with your favorite seasoning. (I recommend Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel seasoning blend!) Bake at 475°F for 12-14 minutes.

cutting 2 ingredient dough into equal portions

4. Pretzels

Cut the dough into eight equal portions. Roll each piece into a long, skinny rope about 12” long. Lay the rope on a greased baking sheet, then lift the ends of the rope, twist, and press into a pretzel shape. (If you’re a visual learner like I am, you may want to check out this video from King Arthur Baking for a demonstration of pretzel shaping!)

Brush your shaped pretzels with an egg wash and sprinkle them with salt. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.

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5. Cinnamon Bites

Cut the dough into eight equal portions, and roll each piece into a ball. Brush the dough balls with an egg wash, then dip them into a cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place the prepared cinnamon bites on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 450°F for 12 minutes.

rolling 2 ingredient dough out flat

6. Cinnamon Rolls

Use your prepared dough to make deliciously decadent cinnamon rolls! Just roll the dough out into a square shape, brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with the filling from your favorite cinnamon roll recipe. (Snag the recipe for my mom’s famous cinnamon rolls at this link.)

Roll the dough up into a log, and use a piece of dental floss to cut the log into five equal rolls. Place the prepared cinnamon rolls into a greased baking pan, and bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes.

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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Jill’s 30 years of homemaking experience, make her the trusted source for practical household solutions.

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