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 ¼ teaspoons)

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon sugar

¾ 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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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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 πŸ˜‰

  10. 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. 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. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. YUM!! My dad makes a whole wheat crust that quick rises in the microwave…it’s really good. This looks wonderful.

  20. Me me me…pizza fanatic me too! That’s a super looking pizza, 7 I’m craving it NOW!! Fantastic!

  21. i am a pizza fanatic too!! so hide this pizza or else..i’ll finish them off πŸ™‚ happy valentine’s day to both you guys!!

  22. i think there’s something unamerican about NOT liking pizza. πŸ™‚
    this crust is a wonderful alternative to the usual white flour version.

  23. 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!!! πŸ™‚ hope you guys settle back ok and that we can catch you on the next visit.

  24. 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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  26. wow that pizza looks amazing better than the wheat crust we sell @ my job do you know how well the dough keeps if you’re not gonna use it right away?

  27. Hi Maria, thanks for re-linking to this. I have been looking for an easy recipe and when I try it I’ll use 3/4 whole wheat and let you know how it goes. Cheers!

  28. We made a Pizza yesterday for dinner using your pizza dough recipe … My Husband is a pizza fan but we never tried a wheat dough before ……….. We just loved it ..!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  29. I’ve made veggie pizzas before, but this pizza dough was destined to go on a Mexican-style green chile pizza I had planned on the day I found this blog… I will definitely try it for my next veggie pizza. Honestly, I will use it for many future pizzas because it came out so well! The crust came out amazing! Since I was making something in the Mexican vein when I rolled it out I had floured the surface with masa flour, but I cannot wait to try it unadulterated πŸ™‚

  30. This pizza crust is FANTASTIC!! I actually increased the whole wheat to all purpose flour ratio & it still tasted delicious! I love the food processor method too!!