Today I am sharing something that has been requested by many of my followers – my homemade pizza recipe!
I would not consider this a low points food on Weight Watchers, but it is really tasty. My version comes out to about 7 PointsPlus per slice, or 13pp for two slices. The base is a wheat crust (part white, part wheat) that I make from scratch.
Making it myself allows me to control the quality of ingredients, as well as the taste.
There are so many variations you can make of this, once you get the hang of the method for making it. Some examples: I have used fresh mozzarella (swoon), I have switched out the red sauce for a pesto sauce (double swoon – points go up with pesto, FYI) and I have mixed and matched the toppings to keep things interesting.
I hope you guys enjoy this homemade pizza recipe. Be sure and let me know if you try it!
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 and ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2 cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- Toppings of your choice
- Heat the water to warm, for about 20-25 seconds in the microwave. (This will help activate the yeast.)
- Utilizing a stand mixer with a dough hook, add oil and water to the mixer bowl.
- In a separate bowl add the flours, salt, sugar and yeast in a medium bowl, and stir to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer, and mix on low for 2-3 minutes until a dough ball forms.
- Continue to mix on medium low, allowing the dough hook to knead the dough for another 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off the mixer, and remove the dough ball from the hook.
- Cover, and allow to rise for 40-45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Punch/press the dough a few times in the bowl to remove air bubbles, and remove the dough from the bowl.
- Place on a pizza pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Flatten the dough ball to form a small circle, and work the dough to stretch that circle until the edge of the dough stretches to the edge of the pizza pan.
- Roll the edges under to form your crust.
- Using a fork, poke holes in the dough to prevent air bubbles.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes, and remove from oven.
- Add tomato sauce, cheese, sprinkle with oregano and toppings, and return to oven to bake another 9-10 minutes, until cheese starts to brown slightly.
- Remove, slice into eight pieces, and enjoy!
Prep time includes dough rise time.
Measure ingredients very carefully to get the best consistency. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. If the dough is too crumbly, add a tiny bit of water.