Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

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Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough-this is our favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe! It is easy to make and makes a perfect pizza every time!

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The other day my friend asked me if we had a good pizza dough recipe and I told her of course we do:) We love pizza! I sent her this pizza dough recipe. I wanted to send her our whole wheat pizza dough recipe too, but guess what? I never posted it on our site! Oops! I am so sorry we have been keeping our favorite whole wheat pizza dough recipe a secret. I didn’t mean too!

We had a mandatory pizza night so I could take pictures and get the recipe up:) I owed my friend and all of you our favorite recipe!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This pizza dough recipe is SO easy and makes a perfect pizza every time!

I love this pizza dough recipe because it is super easy and you really can’t mess it up! I promise! It makes a perfect pizza every time!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST whole wheat pizza dough recipe and it's easy too!

We like to use white whole wheat flour to give the dough a lighter texture and color, but regular whole wheat flour works too!


Caleb loves helping in the kitchen, especially on pizza night. He loves getting his hands dirty! He has tried to toss the pizza dough in the air, but he is not quite ready for that. Maybe in a few years:)

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST whole wheat pizza dough recipe and it freezes well too! #pizza

You can top your whole wheat pizza with your favorite toppings…veggies, meat, cheese, whatever your heart desires! This time we made one of our favorites, Caprese Pizza! I will share the recipe on Friday, so come on back!

You can also freeze this whole wheat pizza dough. After the dough rises, put the dough in a freezer bag, squeeze out the air, and freeze for up to three months. When you are ready to use, just let it defrost and you can roll it out! We like to always have a few pizza dough balls in the freezer for nights when we are craving pizza…which is quite often with a house of boys:) Homemade pizza is so much better than ordering pizza!

The next time you are in the mood for pizza, give our Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe a try!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This pizza dough recipe makes the BEST pizza!

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

This easy whole wheat pizza dough recipe is our favorite! Top with your favorite pizza toppings! The dough also freezes beautifully!
4.23 from 9 votes
Prep Time
50 minutes
1 large pizza


  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons one 1/4 oz packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour we use white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit until the yeast starts to foam and bubble, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Using the dough hook, turn the mixer on low and slowly add half of the flour, olive oil, honey, and salt. When flour is combined, add the remaining flour. Once dough starts to form, increase speed to medium. Mix for 3-5 minutes, until dough is well combined.
  3. Remove the dough from the mixer and place on a floured counter. Knead a few times to form a ball. Dough should be smooth and shiny. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover loosely with a towel, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Roll dough into a 14 inch round. Place on a pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread with desired sauce and toppings. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Note-this pizza dough freezes well. To freeze, place dough in freezer bag after it rises, making sure you squeeze out all of the air. Thaw before using. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yes! Pizza dough always gets made in a double batch around here (eat one, freeze one), but the quest for the “just right” pizza dough has been unsuccessful so far… *runs excitedly to the kitchen to try this version* 🙂

  2. The thought of using yeast scares me. I always avoid any recipes that involve yeast. Do you actually check the temperature of the water to make sure it is 110 degrees? If so, what kind of thermometer do you use? Thanks so much! I love your site!!

    1. It’s really easy to use yeast…I was scared of yeast for a long time too! Just heat your liquid in a glass measuring cup in the microwave until you know it’s above 110 degrees. The trick is to put the water into another glass measuring cup and then put the thermometer in. Just watch the thermometer until it’s 105 – 110 degrees and add the yeast. Yes, it’s that easy! No fail, I promise. From a previous “no yeast” person too! You’ll be making all kinds of breads in no time – now I make whole wheat dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, and breads! You can do it to!

  3. I made this pizza dough tonight with my 3 year old and it was positively delicious! Easy to make and a soft airy crust. Mine cooked a lot faster than 16-20 minutes but I am at a high altitude so that’s likely why. Thanks again!!!

  4. Could I put it directly in the fridge and save 1-2 days? Would I need to cook longer or bring to room temp before baking? Thanks!

  5. My go-to pizza dough recipe. We don’t seem to have white whole wheat flour in Australia, so I found its best to just use half plain and half whole wheat flour in my dough. Versatile recipe, I especially love the addition of honey. Thank you.

  6. I made the dough this evening and it turned out great! I doubled the batch and used the dough cycle on my bread machine. I made six mini pizzas with about half the dough. I cooked the minis plain for about five minutes, then we decorated them and cooked for about 15 minutes more. It is the best pizza dough I have ever made! Thank you!!

  7. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I pinned it to my recipes I want to try board. It sounds easy enough to make, and I think my family would like it.

  8. If I make this the night before, its ok to keep in the fridge and make sure its room temp when I’m ready to make the pizza?

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