10 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! 

The weather over the weekend here in Houston was rather dreary, so instead of going out we opted for a low key 'make your own pizza' night at our house on Saturday night. 

I told Schoen I was planning on making homemade whole wheat pizza dough and a look of terror crossed his face. Schoen isn't a huge fan of whole wheat items (I just got him to like whole wheat pasta) so I decided to pick him up a pre-made pizza dough. After a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up yeast, his pre-made dough and a few other items, we were ready to rock and roll. 

I started on my dough first because I wasn't sure how long it was going to take me.

I made sure to have a glass of wine on standby in case my first ever homemade dough making experience was a complete disaster. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and that it only took me about 10 minutes to throw together. 

This dough recipe makes two medium sized pizza's. I placed the remainder of my dough in a ziploc bag and threw it in the freezer for later use. 

I'll share the recipe I used at the bottom of this post! It's definitely a keeper! 

I chose to make a basil pesto, roma tomato and mozzarella pizza. I topped mine with fresh basil, red pepper flakes and some freshly cracked black pepper. Schoen opted for a pepperoni, mushroom, jalapeño and black olive pizza. He sautéed his mushrooms in a bit of olive oil, black pepper, red pepper flakes, sea salt and oregano. And as always, Roxie was on scrap duty in case we dropped anything! 

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I think we were both surprised at how yummy both of our pizza's turned out. We will definitely be making our own pizza's at home going forward for date night and I think you should too! 

The Fit Chocoholic: 10 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough 

10 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough


  1. Place oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat oven to 500° 
  2. In a bowl, whisk together water, sugar, oil and yeast. Allow the yeast mixture to proof for 5 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large food processor combine flour, cheese and salt. Pulse until well combined. 
  4. After the yeast has proofed for 5 minutes, turn the food processor to low and slowly add in the yeast mixture. Process until a ball of dough forms, about 1 minute.
  5. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead a few times until the dough comes together.
  6. Cut the ball of dough in half and freeze remainder if necessary. 
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to desired thickness.
  8. Add desired toppings.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
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