Now, I’ll admit that ordering a pizza is easier, but this pizza is so much less greasy, is made with a whole wheat flour, and is very satisfying (even without any meat!).
I had actually never made homemade pizza dough. The closest I’ve ever come to homemade pizza was buying a premade crust from the store and adding my own toppings.
I found a recipe for homemade dough using Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast. Most recipes I found used either all white flour or part whole wheat flour with part white flour.
I used King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat flour and it worked perfectly. Didn’t have a strong whole wheat flour taste at all!
I will say that I’m not a patient cook, so I think I could have kneaded the dough a little longer. Made me want a Kitchen-aid mixer!
I divided the dough into two separate pizza crusts and made two different types: one with pesto in place of the pizza sauce and one with Bobolli’s pizza sauce. My favorite? The pesto pizza!
I just made my own pesto pizza recipe that is bursting with delicious flavors:
Fleischmann’s recipe for pizza dough, using King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat flour instead of white flour
Homemade pesto (though you could certainly use store-bought)
Italian blend shredded cheese (1 2-cup package)
Sliced and diced fresh tomatoes
Here’s the pizza before putting in the oven:
Pesto pizza with feta and tomato!
I will be making this again…very soon. Even though this was a meatless meal, we didn’t even think about it being meatless. It is so rich and filling, you’d think it had meat on it. (For other meatless meal ideas, check out this post or this post!)
It’s so fun knowing that this pesto pizza recipe was super-fresh and made from scratch!