This is the easiest, quickest, no rise pizza crust. With just two ingredients, Greek yogurt and self-rising flour, you can have homemade Caprese pizza for lunch in under 20 minutes.Jump to Recipe
The calories for 1/4 of this pizza is only 100! This pizza also has 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat. This makes for a delicious high protein, low fat lunch!
Of course, you can definitely eat the entire pizza for a 400 calorie lunch, which I totally did.
While I’ve shared this pizza crust before here, I can never get enough of it. It’s one of the easiest ways to have a quick homemade pizza that I’ve ever tried.
This pizza crust shows up in my meals again and again, because it’s really that simple! Sometimes I make it with the same toppings. Sometimes with different toppings. And sometimes, when the season changes, I change it up again!
So, with tomatoes in season (I’ve got 4 tomato plants in my garden right now), I wanted to make a Caprese style pizza!
What is Caprese Pizza?
When I think of Caprese, I think of fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and some greens like basil or arugula. Put these fresh ingredients on a pizza crust, and you’ve got Caprese pizza.
Traditional caprese also uses a balsamic vinegar reduction. I realized after noticing how high the calories can get on the reduction, I didn’t want the balsamic. You can totally drizzle balsamic on your caprese pizza, but honeslty, it was so yummy without it, I don’t think it needs it.
As I mentioned, the quick, two ingredient Greek yogurt pizza crust is a favorite recipe of mine. I always have the ingredients for it, and you don’t have to wait for the crust to rise at all.
For this pizza, I decided to pre-bake the crust. Mostly, I didn’t want the juicy tomatoes to make the crust soggy.
The Mozzarella cheese
The last time I was at costco, I got the fresh mini mozzarella balls snack packs. Each little pack has 3 mozzarella balls, and a total of 70 calories for the full package. I sliced the balls into discs that could lay flat on my crust.
Because I had those cute little mozzarella balls, I also wanted to use cherry or grape tomatoes. I sliced these in half to lay flat on the pizza, but I also roasted them for 7 minutes in the oven! Don’t miss this step if you enjoy warm, carmalized tomatoes! They are my favorite right now.
I sliced the tomatoes and put them on a cookie sheet lined with foil. I sprayed the tomatoes with cooking spray, and sprinkled with salt. Then, I cooked them at 425 for about 7-8 minutes. This turned out great!
While basil is common with caprese, I had some arugula, so that’s what I decided to use. Just a few leaves, sprinkled on top of the pizza was perfect.
And that’s it! You’ve got to try this recipe for lunch!! You won’t regret it.
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Quick and Easy Greek Yogurt Caprese Pizza
- 1/2 cup self rising flour
- 1/3 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls sliced in thirds
- 10 small grape tomatoes sliced in half or thirds
- 5 small arugula leaves or basil leaves
- 1 shake Pizza Parmesan Seasoning
- Roast the tomatoes. Slice tomatoes in thirds. Assemble in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt. And Roast at 425 for about 10 minutes.
- Combined the ingredients for the crust. To get it to form a dough, use your hands. It doesn't need more liquid, it just needs to be kneaded.
- Roll out the dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spray with butter flavored cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 375 for about 8-10 minutes, or just until the dough turns golden brown. It doesn't need to be cooked all the way, but definitely keep your eye on it.
- Slice your mozzarella balls into flat rounds. I got 4 slices out of each ball! Assemble them on the cooked pizza crust. Add the roasted tomatoes and if you have the arugula leaves.
- Return to the oven to melt the cheese and finish baking the pizza. Cut into quarters and eat!!
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