Weight Watchers Famous 2 Ingredient Dough recipe using equal parts self-rising flour and Greek Yogurt! This dough recipe can be used to make so many of your favorite foods lower in points.
This Post has been recently updated on 3/30/20 with better instructions that I did by sections called Pizza and Pretzel Bites. The original 2 Ingredient Dough recipe is in the recipe card below then if you want to make pizza or pretzel bites with it go to the section in the post that is title either Pizza or Pretzels. I hope that makes sense! I also left some more helpful tips and tricks for the dough as well.
What can you make with 2 Ingredient Dough?
I think I’ve become obsessed with this 2 ingredient dough recipe just like the rest of the Weight Watcher (#weightwatchers) community has on Instagram. Look up the hashtag #2ingredientdough to see what everyone is making with it!
Since this recipe was posted back in Jan of 2018 I have made SO MANY recipes with this dough now. You can make caramel rolls, cinnamon rolls, pretzel bites, pizza, S’ more Bombs, pizza bombs, calzones, you name it. The sky is the limit with this easy peasy recipe. See my recipes below in the section titled other 2 Ingredient Dough Recipes!
Can I swap ingredients for this recipe?
This is one of the most common questions I get asked about this recipe. I honestly don’t have the time to try all the different flour combinations or Greek Yogurt alternatives that will go with this. Any other flour than self-rising flour will need some baking powder or baking soda added to it to help it rise. Some flours like almond flour, the ratio to Greek Yogurt might not be the same. This is the only one I’ve tested and it was way too wet.
If you think another ingredient will work just test it and see, I’m not stopping you! 🙂
Substitutes for Greek Yogurt – plain regular yogurt, sour cream, dairy-free yogurts (for those with allergies)
Gluten-Free Option: 1 cup Bob’s gluten-free self-rising flour to 1 cup Greek yogurt
Low Carb Flours: almond flour, Carb quick, or any other low carb flour option might not work with the same ratio below. Play around with the ratios.
For the pretzel bites, take one piece of the dough and roll it out into a long rope. Then cut (use a bench cutter or knife) them into tiny bitesize pieces like the picture shows above. Brush the dough with egg wash and sprinkle them with some Everything Bagel Seasoning. Use the same time and temperature for baking 350 for 18 to 22 minutes.
Most homemade pretzel recipes call for using a water bath with baking soda. This just means you bring some boiling water to a boil first then add the baking soda and drop the pretzel dough balls in there. This step is not necessary though but you can do that if you wish.
Cheese Sauce: Tostitos Medium Salsa Con Queso is what I used. It comes in a jar and usually found by their chips. 2 tablespoons is 1 smart point!
Seasoning: The seasoning I used for the pretzel bites was Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning.
Pretty self-explanatory here. Roll out the dough into a pizza shape and add toppings. Use a higher temperature for baking pizza. I usually do 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Baking the crust first also works. Brush pizza dough lightly with a little olive oil or spray the dough with cooking spray. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Pre-bake the dough on a hot pizza stone or in pizza pan for 6 minutes. Take it out then add toppings.
FYI – sorry about the volume levels!
If you’re afraid of Teflon pans then use something else. I prefer non-stick pans because of easy cleanup.
Yes, the dough is sticky!
Having trouble getting the dough to work? Here are some tips to help.
After making the dough, let it rest for a while in the fridge. No more than an hour. I’ve made this recipe plenty of times and placing the dough in the fridge really helps!
Add more flour to the rolling pin or your hands if you don’t want to wait for the dough to set in the refrigerator.
Use less greek yogurt than what the original recipe calls for.
Storing the Dough
If you don’t want to use all the dough right away stick it on a plate with some saran wrap and place that in the fridge. This dough can also be frozen. Wrap it tightly in saran wrap and place the dough in the freezer until ready to use.
Depending on what you want to make with this dough the serving sizes will be different, but the whole entire dough recipe is 12 smart points. Please use your recipe builder if you substitute with different flours or yogurts. Food Allergies
Homemade self-rising flour:
If you do not have any self-rising flour on hand you can make your own with all purpose flour! Self-rising flour is made of all-purpose flour and baking powder. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
The nutrition info below is for 1 piece if you divide it between 4 pieces.
Other 2 Ingredient Dough Recipes:
Helpful Kitchen ToolsPrint
- 1 cup of non fat plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup of self-rising flour (I use Gold Medal Brand)
- 1 egg (if using for making pretzels, not needed for pizza dough)
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine both ingredients inside a mixing bowl and blend until ingredients have formed.
- Dump the dough and any flour that didn’t get incorporated onto a floured work surface. Shape and form the dough into a ball and cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. If not using the other 3 pieces save them for later to roll into bagels, donuts, pretzels, turnovers, or calzones.
- When ready to bake whatever it is you plan on using the dough for use the time and temperature below OR check the post above the recipe for making pizza or pretzel bites.
- Pretzel Bites or Bagels Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.
- Pizza Bake pizza dough at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
my WW: Points: 3; Green 4; Purple 3 (1/4th of the dough)
WW points are calculated using the recipe builder and not the nutrition info calculator.
Egg wash is optional but is also included with the myWW green points.
***Please read the post above if you have any questions regarding this dough. There’s a lot of questions being asked that are explained above the recipe if you read the different sections. Thanks!
- Category: Easy
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4th of the dough
- Calories: 130
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 394.9mg
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: 2 Ingredient Dough
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. This recipe is based on WW Freestyle program, and SmartPoints are the value system the company bases their foods on. Some recipes will have older points system values listed in them.