Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (can be frozen!)

Every Friday night that we’re in town, we make homemade pizza together and watch TV shows. We used to do pizza & a movie, but we’ve discovered a couple of TV shows that we both really enjoy so since we don’t typically watch TV on other nights, we watch our shows together on Friday nights. A few of the shows change out from time to time, but for those curious, three of our favorites are Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Brooklyn 99.

Anyway, I’ve shared our favorite pizza recipe on the blog before, but I realized just this week that I never shared the ultra thin whole wheat pizza crust recipe that we’ve been using almost exclusively for the past two years. Every now and then we’ll use a different dough recipe, but we like that this one (originally from Sally’s Baking Addiction) is a little healthier of an option. So I thought I’d share it with you guys!

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (1).JPGBefore Rising

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (2).JPGAfter Rising

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (3)This recipe makes enough for two balls of pizza dough. We usually freeze the second dough ball and use it for the next week.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (4)We like the crust to be ULTRA thin, but it’s also really good if you make it with a normal thickness.

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
3 1/4 whole wheat flour
Dusting of Cornmeal

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl (I use my KitchenAid mixer), combine sugar, yeast, and warm water. After the yeast begins to proof add olive oil, honey, and salt. Mix with whisk (or dough hook). Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time until dough comes together. ย Knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.

2. Shape dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl. Cover with clean kitchen towel and set in warm place to rise until doubled in size (about an hour). After the dough rises, punch it down to deflate and then cut dough in half. Shape into two balls and let each one rest in separate bowls for 20 minutes. Since I usually freeze the second ball, I skip this step with the one I’m freezing and just put it directly in a greased Ziplock bag and right into the freezer.

3. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Grease baking sheet with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Flatten dough ball into thickness of your choice. Traditionally a 12″ circle, but we like to do a 12″x17″ rectangle since that’s the size of our biggest baking sheet. We like a really thin crust! Use a fork to poke holes into rolled out dough to prevent bubbling.

4. THIN CRUST: Pre-bake crust for 7 minutes (to help prevent it from getting soggy after adding sauce). Remove from oven and add sauce and toppings of ย your choosing. Pop back in the oven for another 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. We usually finish it off with about 30 seconds under the broiler to get our fresh mozzarella bubbling. THICKER CRUST: If you decide to go with a thicker crust then you will need to pre-bake for 8 minutes and then put it back in for 8 minutes as well.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (5)We typically use fresh mozzarella because we prefer the way it tastes and you can see that Baby Girl still has me craving hot stuff with those jalapenos on part of the pizza. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you have a favorite pizza crust recipe?
Are there any TV shows you try to keep up with?
Love Rach

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30 responses to “Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (can be frozen!)

  1. Yum! This looks so good. I’m definitely going to try this out next week!

  2. This looks delicious! I will have to try this recipe out!

  3. I used to buy the whole wheat dough from TJ’s a while back, but this looks waaayy better!

  4. That looks amazing! Now I’m craving pizza, haha! Joshua and I have so much shows that we are watching and love keeping up on, it’s actually hard to remember them all. We absolutely love Big Bang Theory though! Also we’ve been enjoying Silicon Valley.

  5. I love your tradition of making pizza together every Friday when you can! I need to try this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I have always thought it was so cute that you and Christopher have Friday night pizza nights together when you’re home! This dough seems so simple and delicious!

  7. Oo, now I want some pizza! It looks so good ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yummy!! This pizza looks really tasty!!
    xx
    Mรณnica Sors
    NEW POST: MES VOYAGES A PARIS

  9. I LOVE a thin crust, so this is a bookmark for me!

  10. We used to do that for our Friday nights too, but now homemade pizza is Sunday and Thai takeout is Friday. Kind of a bad habit but it does provide lots of weekday leftovers! I’d love to try this WW crust!

  11. Ohhh, too cool! Thanks for sharing this recipe, lady- love that you can freeze this dough!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. I should try this out! What a great way to incorporate more whole grains into everyday favorites!

  13. This looks perfect! I still need to come up with the perfect gluten free yeast pizza dough because I haven’t been able to get it just the way I want it! ๐Ÿ˜›

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