The BEST Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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a great pizza begins with a great dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

homemade pizza dough

I don’t think I have ever shared with you my pizza dough recipe.

I make is so often {every Friday for the last 14 years} that I don’t even measure anything anymore.

But just in case you’d like to measure, I’ll share it with you.

Pizza Dough

The BEST Whole Wheat Pizza Dough


  • 1 envelope active yeast {I prefer Red Star}
  • 1/3 cup of warm water {about 100 degrees}
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of warm water


  • in a small bowl sprinkle the yeast and sugar over 1/3 cup warm water
  • stir and let sit for 5 minutes
  • in the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flours and salt
  • make a well in the center, add the yeast and additional water
  • knead using the dough hook {you can also knead by hand of course} until you have a smooth dough
  • shape into a ball, and allow it rise in a lightly oiled bowl {cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel} for 1 - 1 1/2 hours
  • punch the dough down, divide into sections {if making more than one pizza} and let rest 15 minutes
  • roll and shape dough, prick the center to create a thicker crust area, and top
  • bake in a pre-heated oven @450 for 15 - 18 minutes


You can use all whole wheat flour, which I have done, but usually I do a 50/50 blend.

 You can divide the dough into two medium pizzas, or make one super huge; we make two  med/small and one medium so that everyone gets exactly what they want on it.  Heaven  forbid if a  pepperoni  touches a   piece of Stella’s cheese. Even worse a vegetable…the horror.

This dough also makes great calzones, stuffed pizza bread, and pizza muffins.

You can even use this dough on the grill. Simply cook  the pizza on one side for about 8 minutes, flip, top, and wait for the cheese to melt.

Last Friday was Valentine’s day, so of course we had heart pizzas.

Pizza Dough

I do become BORED with pizza night  3 pizzas x 14 years of Fridays = A LOT of pizza

I’d love to  hear how you top yours.