Wheat pizza dough in 30 minutes flat

I like the idea of being able to get home at night and have a nice pizza with home made dough... and I REALLY like the idea when it doesn't take 2 hours for the dough to rise!! I found the recipe on What's cooking in the orange kitchen yesterday and HAD to make this for dinner.


Having a kitchen aid mixer makes this stupidly easy, but if you don't have one no worries just use your hands :) (bonus you get a little arm workout).

I made broccoli and mushroom stuffed calazones. My roomie and I gave them a thumbs up! And the crust recipe is a keeper for sure! Filling recipe is below the dough recipe.


Jessica says the 12 ounce dough recipe made 2 good size calzones, but they are on the thin side so if you like yours thicker (crustier) go for the 1 pound recipe.

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
(Source: Originally from EatingWell.com As found on Amber's Delectable Delights I found it linked there from What's cooking in the orange kitchen) man this recipe gets around!

To make 12 ounces dough:
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons), such as Fleischmann's RapidRise
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2-2/3 cup hot water (120-130°F)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

To make 1 pound dough:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package quick-rising yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons), such as Fleischmann's RapidRise
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup hot water (120-130°F)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

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 450°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.

*For calzones split the dough in half and roll them out into 2 flat circles. Put the filling on half of one of the dough circles and then folded the other half over. Pinch the edges all the way around. Keep an eye on the baking time. Mine took 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately



Calazone filling
recipe by me

1 tsp chopped garlic
spray of olive oil for pan
1/2 cup chopped brocolli
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup pasta sauce of choice
1/4 tsp dried basil (or 1 Tbs chopped fresh if you have it on hand)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup part skim mozzerella
1 Tbs parmasaian cheese

Saute garlic until fragrant then add everything but the cheeses in a pan until cooked through, roll out half the dough from the recipe above and pile mixture on half of the circle. I used all of this filling for 1 calazone (half the dough recipe). Sprinkle with cheeses. Fold dough over and pinch to seal. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes. CHOW!

22 chews:

MaryBe said...

I seem to shy away from anything that includes yeast, but this looks easy and delicious!
Thanks!

Steph said...

A stuffed pizza sounds delicious! I have to try whole wheat dough some time.

Megan said...

Well you know, those easy ones get around! LOL
I'll have to try this dough. I like the addition of WW flour!

This calzone looks excellent! The whole wheat pizza dough sound very good.

Wendy said...

I love whole wheat dough, and I love homemade calzones...nothing like them in the world. I brush milk on the outside so they are nice and shiny and golden.:)

stephchows said...

MaryBe- this would be a super easy first take on using yeast I say go for it!

Steph and 5 star- I know I love that it has some whole wheat in it!

Megan- OMG I was on the floor when I read your comment!! hahaha the easy ones do really get around!!

Wendy- good call on the milk! I've always used egg whites (not this last time though) I didn't know milk did it too!

A big thanks for this one. Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time!

I'm LOLing at the easy comment too. True enough! Me thinks this recipe is going to go even farther ... like from your blog into my oven. Thanks, Steph!

Reeni♥ said...

Those calzones look amazing! Yummy filling! I love the easy dough recipe!

Pearl said...

oh that is such a cool recipe for calzones! thank you for sharing!

ChineseKite said...

I happened to visit your blog and I love it! I live in Rochester, too! How exciting to know this! Tomorrow evening, I am going to try your Wholewheat Yeastless Focaccia. Can not wait...
Also congrats on your engagement.

FoodsThatFit said...

Pizza is my favorite food! Thanks for the healthy whole wheat pizza dough recipe!

I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe! It does seem to get around :) Thanks for the link.

Travis said...

That looks like a good way to usher in a new era of baking in my new apartment. Plus calzones are so nicely portable for lunches. I've toyed with calzones before, but never got it right.

Lori said...

My husband made this dough tonight for pizza, and it was really easy and yummy!

stephchows said...

Lori I'm so happy you liked it! Always happy to pass on a good recipe :)

tara said...

So this recipe for pizza dough is the BEST I've found. I had pretty much given up on cooking homemade pizza dough as no matter WHAT I did the dough was always "doughy" and my husband always ended up asking me what I did wrong! Then I tried your recipe and the tip to use an inverted cooking sheet. Brilliant!! I can now make homemade pizza w/ ease!

tara said...

So this recipe for pizza dough is the BEST I've found. I had pretty much given up on cooking homemade pizza dough as no matter WHAT I did the dough was always "doughy" and my husband always ended up asking me what I did wrong! Then I tried your recipe and the tip to use an inverted cooking sheet. Brilliant!! I can now make homemade pizza w/ ease!

Travis said...

That looks like a good way to usher in a new era of baking in my new apartment. Plus calzones are so nicely portable for lunches. I've toyed with calzones before, but never got it right.

I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe! It does seem to get around :) Thanks for the link.

FoodsThatFit said...

Pizza is my favorite food! Thanks for the healthy whole wheat pizza dough recipe!

MaryBe said...

I seem to shy away from anything that includes yeast, but this looks easy and delicious!
Thanks!

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