Quick Pizza Dough

Quick Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 4.5 tsp active dry yeast or 2 packets
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 cups warm water 110 degrees F
  • 4 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings optional
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 tsp salt

Toppings

  • Olive oil ~2-3 tbsp
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Roma Tomatoes 4, seeded and cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chiffonade
  • Cheese – bocconcinni
  • Balsamic vinegar ~1-2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until frothy – about 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, stir in flours, salt and oil. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Let the dough rest for ~5 minutes. While resting, prepare toppings.
  • On a floured surface, turn out dough and pat or roll into a round shape. Then transfer onto a lightly greased pizza or baking sheet. Spread with toppings and bake in oven for ~20 minutes.
  • With this kind of topping, suggest cooking the pizza dough for 10 minutes, then adding your pizza toppings and baking another 10 minutes.

Notes

For a fun variation, use this dough to make your own “pizza pops”.
Add in chia or ground flax seeds for additional nutrition.
The variations on pizza are limitless. Try variations on the protein added, cheeses, vegetables and even the sauce (tomato sauce, olive oil, peanut sauce).