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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

Friday, February 13, 2009

Recipe for Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

Josh is a pizza fanatic! He would eat it for every meal if I let him:) I usually convince him to eat something else, but the other night I gave in and we made pizza!

This time we made a whole wheat crust. We used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. The best part about this dough is that it really doesn't have to rise, you only let it "rest" for 15 minutes!! We made it in our food processor too, so it was a breeze!! I was amazed at how quickly we put together a homemade pizza. Faster than any pizza delivery boy could get to your door, I promise!!

I made a simple homemade sauce and we topped our pizza with cheese and veggies. We used green peppers, red onion, tomatoes, and zucchini. I love making my own pizza so I can load it with veggies and limit the cheese. I always put more on Josh's side because he loves it!

We made a salad to go with and were eating healthy delicious pizza in no time!! We really enjoyed the whole wheat crust. It was thick, chewy, and had a nice nutty flavor. We will for sure make this one again!! Oh, and we got to use our cool new pizza cutting tool from Williams and Sonoma! Another reason to keep making pizza:)

Next time you are craving pizza, give this recipe a go! You will be amazed at how fast everything comes together!!

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough

To make 1 pound dough:
1 cup whole-wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 package quick-rising yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

3/4 cup hot water (120-130°F)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Use whatever toppings you wish! I made a homemade sauce and we topped ours with mozzarella cheese and veggies!

1. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup. With the motor running, gradually pour in enough of the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water; if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour. Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.

2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Coat a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it, sprayed-side down, over the dough. Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling.

3. Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack;preheat oven to 500°F or highest setting. Roll and top the pizza as desired(we suggest a 13-inch circle) and bake the pizza until the bottom is crisp and golden, 10 to 14 minutes. Serve immediately.

Make Ahead Tip: Store in a plastic bag coated with cooking spray in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

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Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I would be a pizza fanatic if I could make these everyday! :D

5:05 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

This dough looks great and we love our pizza here, too! I would like to share some awards with you, so stop by when you can!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

The pizza looks great, but I love the T shirt!

5:59 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

15 minutes - that's so awesome! When our cravings for pizza usually strike it's an immediate kinda thing, so I'm never in the mood to wait around for dough to rise. Perfect solution!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love this healthier version. We love homemade pizza too.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Nothing can beat a homemade pizza and boy oh boy that pizza is A1...

Rosie x

6:38 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh, I can't wait to try this! The pizza dough sounds perfect -- I can probably manage "resting" better than I can manage "rising!" It really doesn't get any better than homemade pizza. Have a great weekend!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I love it! It is beautiful! The crust looks like it is just the way I love it!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

That looks delicious! I've been wanting to try a zuccini pizza! Happy Valentine's Day!!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Pamela- thanks I will visit you soon!

Barbara- glad you love the shirt:)

Culinarywaanabe- we love this dough because it is fast easy and tasty!

Lisa- I love making my own pizza so it is healthy!

Cathy- I hope you have a good weekend too!

Meg- let me know if you try this one!

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's an excellent healthy pizza recipe! Love all the veggies.

7:18 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

totally my kind of pizza. I love whole wheat crust! I like rolling it out as thin as humanly possible so it crisps up like mad :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Dewi said...

This pizza sounds so delicious, and healthy. Perfect for Friday!

8:12 AM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

My favorite kind of pizza! I'll have to try this!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I haven't made pizza in a long time. Maybe this will be for dinner tonight!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, I think I could actually do this one since I was never a big make it from scratch dough person. Looks outstanding!!!!!!!!

9:50 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

We love the homemade pizza too - so great that your crust is ready so quickly! And I love your new pizza mezzaluna.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

Glad to see the Obama shirt. I am hoping Utah goes from a red state to a blue state, with the help of the younger crowd.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

YUM! Can't wait to have my mixer back to make pizza dough. The homemade version is truly best! Hope you guys have a nice Valentine's day ;)

10:40 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Wow, that does seem easy. Looks good too. I'm thinking white pizza, I won't even need to made sauce!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Marthe said...

oooowwww..... That pizza looks soooo tasty! I love pizza!!!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm with Josh - it doesn't get any better than pizza! Your homemade whole wheat crust looks fantastic (and easy!) and what a bonus that it's loaded with yummy veggies.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

That dough sounds perfect.... only 15 minutes! And, if it's in pizza crust, I might be able to get the half whole wheat past my snoopy husband too!

12:02 PM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

My hubby would eat it everyday too! Before we met he would live off of pizza, literally.
This looks so good right now. I love pizza too, and want or am always searching for healthier versions.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

LOVELY!! This looks awesome. I wish I had dough talent! Quick and healthy too!! 5 stars!!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ooh, i NEED to get myself to make pizza more often :)

12:25 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

The dough is puffy for only rising 15 minutes. Looks delicious! I'm having a craving now...

1:30 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

There's nothing like homemade pizza. I love lots of veggies on mine, too!

1:32 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...


1:58 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Yep were having a PIZZA PARTY!
Love your whole wheat crust!!!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

ooo looks really good! I love homemade pizza, you can put whatever toppings you like but I hate the kneading part. This recipe sounds easy!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

As I sit and read this, I'm eating healthy whole wheat pizza--same recipe you used. Completely coincindental. Lots of veggies and a little deli ham for protein. Light on the cheese, too. Love this crust. I rolled mine as thin as I could. Delicious! The kids all get to make their own, too. Nothing like pizza on a Friday night!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Gotta love this healthy looking pizza - who says pizza is bad for you? The picture of your hubby slicing into it is hilarious.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

It doesn't get much better than homemade pizza - yours looks delicious.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

how freaking adorable is your hubster? i love the obama tshirt!! i like whole wheat pizza dough more than regular - it has a more intense taste. this sounds delicious!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

"Eating Well" indeed! Yum! I think the constant craving for pizza is encoded in our Y chromosomes :P

7:41 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

We really are on the same page these days. We had homemade pizza the other day. Our crust recipes are pretty similar. This looks delicious, especially with all those veggies.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I'll try to make this dough the next time I make pizza. Excellent photos.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

I can't wait to try this! For the amount of pizza that Todd (who sounds very much like Josh in his love of pizza) and I consume, we really should get some whole wheat flour into our dough (and limit the cheese, too)! Plus, like you, I love piling veggies on my pizza, and this gives me a great opportunity to do that!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

YUM!! My dad makes a whole wheat crust that quick rises in the's really good. This looks wonderful.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

healthy and guilt-free indulgence... yum... happy valentine's day to both of you... :)

9:45 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

OOOH! My absolute favourite, sitting in front of the tube watching hockey! and healthy too! looks yum!

9:48 PM  
Blogger jesse said...

You two are soooo adorable! And that pizza looks fantastic... love the Obama shirt! =D

1:18 AM  
Blogger Deeba PAB said...

Me me fanatic me too! That's a super looking pizza, 7 I'm craving it NOW!! Fantastic!

3:15 AM  
Blogger Chibog in Chief said...

i am a pizza fanatic too!! so hide this pizza or else..i'll finish them off :-) happy valentine's day to both you guys!!

5:00 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i think there's something unamerican about NOT liking pizza. :)
this crust is a wonderful alternative to the usual white flour version.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Proud Italian Cook said...

You are right Maria, great minds think alike, and we even have the same name!!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Maria, I really like the idea of adding wholewheat to pizza dough, but does it make the crust heavier?

6:19 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Looks delish! I want one of those pizza cutters!

7:52 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Nice looking pizza! I like to use ww in the dough as well.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i love the pic of him cutting the pizza with a Barack Obama shirt. CLASSIC STUFF!!


10:09 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Great looking 'za and the whole wheat crust is something we should all try out.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I am going to have to try this pizza dough. I have been looking for a whole wheat one and I am a pizza maniac lately!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

i came back to this post to look for dough recipe for tonight. had to comment on how hairy josh's arms look in that picture!! crazyyyyy hairrrryyyy!!! :) hope you guys settle back ok and that we can catch you on the next visit.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Richellene said...

Hi Maria & Josh,

I am a Filipino living in HK with my American hubby, i made this pizza today and oh-my-god it is absolutely GOOD! I followed your simple recipe. I love your blog and i think it looks really neat and very organize. I followed the recipe for the dough but instead of veggies i put napoletana sauce, ham, pineapple & mozarella cheese. Thanks so much and more power to your blog! This will definitely stay in my recipe notes for my children one day.


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