Recipe: Homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza

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I got this recipe from a friend of a friend and it turned out great! Making the dough ourselves took a little extra time, but my daughters loved helping me and once it was done everyone scarfed it down (including me).

Whole-Wheat Pizza from 100 Days of Real Food

Whole-Wheat Pizza with Pesto/Goat Cheese and Tomatoes/Mozzarella

4.6 from 11 reviews
Homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast (active dry yeast)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur organic white whole-wheat flour)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Other desired toppings such as sausage, mushrooms, vegetables, Parmesan cheese, pesto, goat cheese, arugula, olives, etc.
  1. Drop the yeast into the 1-cup of warm water and let it go to work for a few minutes. It should foam up a little bit. Stir the salt and olive oil into the yeast mixture.
  2. Pour the flour and yeast mixture into a food processor with a dough blade or into a mixer with a dough hook and turn on the machine. (You can also mix up this dough by hand.)
  3. You should end up with a ball chasing itself around the food processor. If the dough is too dry add warm water a teaspoon at a time and if it is too wet add flour 1 teaspoon at a time.
  4. Remove the ball from your food processor and knead into a smooth ball. Put the dough into a large ziplock bag or bowl covered with plastic wrap (put a touch of olive oil in and coat the inside of the bag/bowl first) then leave it in fridge for as little as 1 hour or overnight depending on how much time you have. It will rise on its own in the fridge.
  5. When ready to make the pizza preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Use a rolling pin to roll it out into the desired shape (don't make it too thin!). Put the flat pizza dough on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Top the dough with homemade or organic tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings of your choice. Bake in an oven for about 8 - 10 min. or until crust and cheese are golden brown.

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293 comments to Recipe: Homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza

  • Megan

    Let me tell you…I moved in with my boyfriend and his 2 kids a little over a year ago. I have never met such picky eaters in my life! They will ONLY eat frozen corn dogs and chicken nuggets (gasp!). Trying to cook and change the food around here has been somewhat of a nightmare. For her lunch at school, his daughter refuses to eat anything other than pizza lunchables EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I went out on a limb and tried the ol’ sneak-a-roo with this pizza dough instead. She immediately noticed the difference (duh!), but she loved it! She likes it way better than the store bought version. I’m so excited! I need to get your cookbook and try your other recipes! Thanks!

  • Jenny

    Can you make this dough in a bread maker? Just put in all the ingredients and use the dough setting ? If so, can i turn the bread maker on before i leave for work and allow the dough to sit in the bread maker while I’m at work to bake when I get home ?????? Or is leaving the dough out all day an issue ?

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  • Holly

    My kids love this recipe for calzones, pizza and just about anything else like garlic knots, yum! Do you think I can freeze this dough? If so do I do it right after making it or let it rise a little first? I also just signed up for Unprocessed October, it gave be an excuse to finally get you cookbook! Can’t wait for it to arrive! :)

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  • Nicole

    So Trader Joes just discontinued their mini whole wheat pita bread which I have been using to make the mock lunchables (Thanks to your blog) So, I was wondering if I could make the dough, cook it and then freeze and bring it out for the kids lunches. Do you think this will work or will it be too soggy?

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