Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

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I’d never attempted pizza at home but when I saw this recipe in my reader and saw that it didn’t require one of those fancy pizza boards, I wanted to try it. Plus, it’s homemade and whole wheat dough so it qualifies as healthy. I love that you can customize it any way you want and it’s really very easy. Kids would probably enjoy helping. You know, if I had kids.

I lined the cookie sheet with tin foil before I greased it & highly recommend that step. It made for easy transfer from pan to oven rack & oven rack out.

Source:  From My Grey Desk
Serves: I’d say up to 4. We had it for dinner then leftovers for lunch.

1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water
1/4 t. sugar

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tb olive oil
1/2 t. garlic

8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (or more, if you like extra cheesy)
1/2 – 2/3 cup marinara sauce (I used Buitoni)
Toppings of your choosing


Preheat oven to 250 degrees & turn off when temperature is reached (you want a warm place for the dough to rise)
In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, add sugar, stir. let sit until dissolved.
In metal bowl, add flour and yeast mixture. Stir. Add garlic and olive oil. Stir until mixed.
Cover bowl with towel & place in warm oven (make sure oven is OFF). While you’re waiting for the dough to rise, get your toppings ready. I used turkey pepperoni (which I crisped up in the microwave first), black & green olives.
Leave to rise about 30-40 minutes
After 30 mins. Notice the essentials in the background.
Generously grease pan (I used olive oil spray)
Spread dough onto cookie sheet. Ideally, this would be done with a floured rolling pin. I don’t have one, so I just pressed it out with my fingers. It worked fine. Sprinkle with salt.

Ready for the oven.

Bake dough @ 425 for 10 min, remove from pan (this is why you want to generously grease the pan) & bake 4-5 more minutes. This is where the tin foil came in handy.
Remove baked dough from oven, add sauce, cheese & toppings.
Loaded up.
Place pizza back in oven (on higher rack) and bake until cheese is browned (approximately 10-15 minutes).
Enjoy! I served mine with a salad. It cut up into 10 pieces.

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  1. Six Sisters says

    I love homemade pizza and this looks great! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

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