Low Sodium Pizza Crust Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This Low Sodium Pizza Crust recipe is a fantastic dough for your favorite pizza sauce & toppings! No salt or preservatives, easy to make.

This salt free  pizza dough recipe is a simple and quick crust to make for your next pizza night! Made with crushed garlic, Italian herbs, and flour, this dough is great for pizzas, calzones, or just to bake up as breadsticks.

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We love a good pizza night on the weekends, especially one made without added salt or sodium!  I love whipping up a batch of this simple pizza dough, my low sodium pizza sauce cook, and piling the toppings on. This garlic herb low sodium pizza dough recipe is the perfect last minute dinner idea – and works great for pizzas, flatbreads, or calzones.

This dough cooks perfectly crisp on the outside, and is sturdy enough to hold all your favorite toppings!  Great for any pizza toppings – bell pepper, mushroom, onions, and pineapple are favorites of mine.

This Low Sodium Pizza Crust Recipe Is:

  • Crunchy
  • Salt-Free
  • Flavorful
  • Herby
  • Loaded with Spices
  • Aromatic
  • Garlicky
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Make Ahead Pizza Dough for Busy Nights

This low sodium pizza dough recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or just a busy week at home. Making this recipe in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep when you are ready to eat. 

I made this pizza dough a few days ahead of time, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and kept it in the fridge for a few days before baking. And it tasted amazing!  This is a great recipe to entertain with too – you can make a few batches and have a pizza topping bar for parties. A crowd-pleaser that everyone is sure to love!

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What’s In This Salt Free Pizza Crust Recipe?

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Instant Yeast: I recently tried out instant yeast on a whim (normally I buy active dry) and I absolutely love it!  Instant yeast is great for both overnight breads and this easy quick whole wheat sliced bread recipe too!
  • Granulated Sugar: or other natural sweetener like honey, or pure maple syrup.
  • Warm Water
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic – I use fresh, but you can also use garlic powder if you don’t have fresh cloves
  • Italian Seasoning Blend: usually has thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc.
  • All Purpose Flour
How do you reduce sodium in pizza?

This this homemade salt free pizza crust, making some (or all) parts of your pizza can help cut down on the overall sodium. Use a homemade low sodium pizza sauce too, which is salt-free and delicious.

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One of the Best Low Sodium Pantry Recipes

I made a list of my Favorite Low Sodium Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious salt-free & low so recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make This No Salt Pizza Crust Recipe?

  1. In a large bowl, add the yeast, sugar, and warm water.  Mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast begins to bubble. Add the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and mix in the all purpose flour one cup at a time until a sticky dough forms.
  2. Turn out the dough onto a silicon baking sheet and knead by hand for 5 minutes until the dough is soft and well incorporated.
  3. Store in a bowl, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise for 1 hour (optional) or use right away if you are short on time.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425. Roll out crust to an even thickness, and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, add pizza sauce and toppings, and bake for another 8 minutes until pizza is done.  Mangia!

Serving Size

Note: This recipe yields 2 large pizza crusts (about 12 inches each), 3 medium ones (about 8 inches each) or 4 mini pizzas (about 6 inches each).

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Low Sodium Pizza Crust

AuthorKelly Jensen
This Low Sodium Pizza Crust recipe is a fantastic dough for your favorite pizza sauce & toppings! No salt or preservatives, easy to make. This salt free  pizza dough recipe is a simple and quick crust to make for your next pizza night! Made with crushed garlic, Italian herbs, and flour, this dough is great for pizzas, calzones, or just to bake up as breadsticks.
5 from 44 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 104 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the yeast, sugar, and warm water.  Mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast begins to bubble. Add the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and mix in the all purpose flour one cup at a time until a sticky dough forms.
  • Turn out the dough onto a silicon baking sheet and knead by hand for 5 minutes until the dough is soft and well incorporated.
  • Store in a bowl, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise for 1 hour (optional) or use right away if you are short on time.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425. Roll out crust to an even thickness, and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, add pizza sauce and toppings, and bake for another 8 minutes until pizza is done.  Mangia!

Notes

Serving Size

Note: this recipe makes 2 large crusts (about 12 inches each). Or 4 smaller crusts (6 inches each).

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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34 Comments

  1. Hi Kelly,
    This is based on 16 servings—how much is a serving? Sorry to keep asking these questions, but my husband has heart disease and I must be very accurate with his sodium. thnx, susan

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Susan,
      I made this recipe for my grandparents who are also on a strict low sodium diet. I ended up adjusting the amounts a little bit so instead of this full recipe, I did about 2/3 of what this recipe calls for. It rolled out nicely in an 18×12 baking sheet. The crust was really good! The 3 of us ate the entire pan with 2 square slices left over (we did not do any sides or anything). I did end up needing a few more minutes to bake than this called for, but I will definitely be making this crust again!

  2. 5 stars
    This crust is amazing! Easy and very flexible! I sometimes make 2 crusts, but one of the crusts I cool after the 6 minute prebake, then wrap and freeze it. Then on those busy days, I grab it from the freezer and it’s ready to go! I have even made completely premade pizzas on it, frozen, then baked! It’s a perfect density and the flavor point for 1 sodium per serving is delicious! Best recipe find ever for house!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been struggling to find a good low sodium pizza dough that will cook well in my Ooni and this one is perfect. Flakes up so well. Good crisp texture. Made a triple batch for a pizza party and it was a huge hit.

  4. Hi! If I want to make a smaller pizza, can half this dough be frozen after it rises for the 1 hour? Thanks!

    1. Hi Cathy, yes it can be frozen for later! Freeze, wrap in plastic wrap (I also put it in a plastic bag). The day you are ready to use the dough, take it out of the freezer 1-2 hours before baking so it thaws completely. Let us know how it turns out!
      – Kelly

  5. Hi Kelly
    The entire recipe, makes how many crusts? Is it intended to just make one large crust and then cut into 16 slices? Trying to figure it out! Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      This recipe makes 2 large crusts (~12 inches in diameter), or 4 smaller ones (~6 inches in diameter). I usually opt for 2 larger pizzas, then cut them into 8 slices each for the full 16 servings of the recipe.

      I just added a note in the recipe card too in case others are wondering, so thank you for asking!

      Let us know how it turns out 🙂
      – Kelly

    1. Hi Elesha,
      I haven’t tried it with a gluten free flour yet – but I believe if you use a 1:1 gluten free baking mix, you should come out with a very similar result to all-purpose. If you try it with a gluten free flour, please let us know how it turns out and I can add a note in the recipe card.
      Thank you,
      Kelly

    1. Hi James, that’s a great question! I haven’t tried this yet with any flour besides white all-purpose. If you are using a whole wheat flour, I’d recommend half whole wheat, and half white to start with and see how it turns out. When I make wheat bread I usually use a half/half of that method. I’ll try it next time I make this dough. If you do make it with an alternative flour, please let us know how it turns out!
      – Kelly

  6. 5 stars
    My husband’s response to this recipe “hot damn, I can have pizza again.” Thanks so much for the recipe – we both loved it. This will be our go-to pizza crust recipe – so much flavor – don’t miss the salt at all.

  7. 5 stars
    I can finally have pizza again! This was so good! I have severe Diabetes Insipidus and the dehydration has been awful on me, not to mention all the limitations on my food/diet restrictions due to such high sodium content in most all the foods. This pizza dough was delicious! I even sprinkled a little of my Benson’s (salt-fee) “Table tasty” salt substitute seasoning after it was done cooking and I wanted to cry because I’ve missed pizza so much! Gonna try making it with the gluten free King Arthur’s flour next! Thank you, from my heart.

  8. 5 stars
    I can finally have pizza again! I have severe (pituitary) Diabetes Insipidus (nothing to do with regular diabetes) and having a really hard time managing it. The dehydration has been awful on me, not to mention all the limitations on my food/diet restrictions due to all the sodium content in most all the food. This pizza crust was delicious! I didn’t know about your pizza sauce or I’d have made that instead, but I just put some salt free pizza herbs and 1 Tbsp of sugar in a in a 15 oz can of no salt-added tomato sauce and used about 1/4 cup per pizza crust. I just put Sargentos swiss cheese slices on top for my cheese because their Swiss is low sodium and because that’s all I had. I even sprinkled my Benson’s salt-free salt substitute on top of a slice after it was done cooking and I wanted to cry because I had missed pizza so much! Thank you, from my heart.💕

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Thank you so much for the comment and review, I love hearing stories like this! We were also so happy to have pizza again too, it’s a great low sodium hack. We actually just learned about Benson’s and just bought some so we will try that out too, thank you for that suggestion. Have a great day, and if you make the pizza sauce next time, let me know!
      – Kelly

  9. 5 stars
    I can’t say enough about this pizza dough, you just know it’s going to be good as soon as it’s risen as it feels so perfect. My husband has kidney disease so by making everything on the pizza sodium free he can enjoy pizza. The only sodium is the cheese on top but I buy low fat as it’s got less salt and I’m not generous with the cheese. This pizza has the best crust and always turns out.

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