Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust


This whole wheat pizza dough recipe bakes up into an amazing crust that's crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Use with your favorite pizza toppings or pizza recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 large pizza crust


  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  1. Pour warm water into a large bowl; stir in sugar to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast on top and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir olive oil and salt into yeast mixture; mix in whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together. Turn dough out onto a surface floured with remaining all-purpose flour; knead until all of the flour has been absorbed and dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel; let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 2 pieces for 2 thin crusts, or leave whole to make one thick crust. Form dough into a tight ball; place dough back into an oiled bowl and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel; let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  4. Grease a large pizza pan. Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating crust. When the circle has reached the desired size, place on the prepared pizza pan.

    mid angle looking at whole wheat pizza with a slice being pulled away
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To Top and Bake Crust:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spread crust with sauce and toppings of your choice. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp and browned at the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Although making pizza is simple, there are a few tricks that will help ease the process.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
2g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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