While visiting Houston, Jonathan and I decided to whip up a lovely little pizza pie using my mom’s famous whole wheat crust recipe. If heaven were a pizza, it would be probably be this one complete with pineapple, sautéed zucchini, fresh basil, spinach, roasted turkey, tomatoes and goat cheese. Lemme tell you, the entire thing was downed in about 7.589 minutes (thanks to some help from the family of course).
The great thing about this pizza? You get to use any ingredients your heart desires. Not a fan of pineapple and goat cheese? No prob! Try some fresh parmesan or mozzarella, swap in some mushrooms, olives or even a few slices of hearty pepperoni. (However, if you’re willing, the pineapple-goat cheese combo IS as amazing as it sounds)
All ingredients aside, my favorite aspect of this pizza is definitely the crust. While going whole wheat may sound a little…well…unappetizing, both the texture and taste of this crust rock. It’s truly the best pizza crust I’ve ever had. And it’s incredibly easy, too.
Look at that rustic masterpiece!
So go sit on the porch and dish up a slice of this for lunch for yourself or a few friends. It’ll be well worth it.
Make-Your-Own Whole Wheat Pizza
1 recipe Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (see below)
1 small can plain tomato sauce
any toppings of your dreams! (I used…..)
- 1/4 cup chopped pineapple
- 2 slices roasted turkey breast, shredded
- 1/8 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
- handfull chopped spinach
- 1/8 cup chopped zucchini, (sautéed in pan for a few minutes)
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- Begin making the dough for the pizza crust. Once you get to the rising stage, begin chopping/mincing/gathering all your ingredients while you wait.
- Once the dough is rolled out on the cookie sheet and has risen again for a few minutes, lightly spread with tomato sauce just until covered. Top with ingredients and bake for about 20-25 minutes until edges are lightly brown. Enjoy!
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
3 cups wheat flour
1 package active dry yeast (.25 oz)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 cup warm water
- Mix water, yeast and sugar together and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it gets bubbly on top.
- Pour that into flour, salt and oil. Mix just to combine and knead for about five minutes.
- Cover it up, let it rise for 30 minutes- 1 hour
- Roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Spread it out onto a cookie sheet
- Let it rise again once on the pan for about 15 minutes
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes