Friday, February 5, 2010

Whole Wheat White Sauce Tomato Pizza

I was worried about this pizza to be honest and it turned out sooo good! Even Daniel liked it. Very healthy whole wheat crust, part-skim ricotta cheese... the weight watchers points are 4 pts a slice!
The dough, getting ready to rise! Let sit for 1 hour
The dough has doubled in size, then you punch it down and kneed it, let sit for 10 minutes before baking it.
Slice up some fresh tomatoes!
Pre-bake crust for 5 minutes, this is what it looks like prior to topping it
Topped with the toppings, yum, then put it in the oven for 12 minutes, broil for 2 to brown crust
Pizza baking in the oven
Finished product, it was soooo good!
Cut and eat, very delicious!
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Source: Culinary in the Desert, Adapted from Eating Well

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (One packet)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine flours, yeast, salt, and sugar in a stand mixer, using the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed.
Combine warm water and oil in a measuring cup.
With the motor running on low speed, gradually pour in enough of the liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of warm water; if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.
Mix until the dough forms a ball, then increase the speed to medium and mix for 1 minute to knead.
Lightly coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise about an hour, or until doubled in size.
Punch down and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes before rolling.
*If you want to knead by hand feel free - knead for about 10 minutes.
As made, this recipe makes about 1 pound of dough.

To Bake:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sprinkle a little cornmeal on a clean surface and roll out the dough, use your hands to stretch it out. Place on sprayed pizza pan and spread out to desired thinness and size.
Pre-bake dough in oven for 3-4 minutes. Add desired toppings and bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly, approximately 12 minutes or so.

White Tomato Pizza
Source: inspiration from Dovino's Pizza

Approx. 1/4-1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
2 cups 2 % shredded mozzarella cheese
Sliced Tomatoes
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Parmesan cheese & chopped parsley or basil for serving

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pre-bake crust for 4-5 minutes. Spray crust with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic powder. Top crust with ricotta, mozzarella and tomatoes, sprinkle with salt. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, then watching closely Broil for about 1-2 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Serve and top with parmesan cheese & parsley if desired.

Daniel said he'd eat it again, so that is the true test of it's good!


  1. This will be dinner for us tomorrow. Thank you! Thank you thank you

  2. You are very welcome, My girls LOVED this, I kinda gave it to them not thinking they would really like it and they ate it 2 slices each, which is a lot for little 20 lb babies!

  3. When I make pizza I make a whole wheat crust also. I like to put sundried tomatoes in my crust! It is pretty tasty, just thought since this is a tomato pizza you might want to give it a go next time.