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Easy Homemade Pizza (with yeast-free dough)

Does your family do pizza night or “Pizza Fridays” ? It has become a delicious tradition in our home and something new really look forward to each week. I created this yeast-free, whole wheat pizza dough so you can make easy homemade pizza without planning ahead or waiting for the dough to rise. You simply stir together the 5 ingredients to make the dough, roll it out, then top it however you’d like. It’s the perfect hands-on recipe to get the kids into the kitchen!

Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Homemade Pizza

  • Make the dough together: Kids + flour usually equals a giant mess! However, there are some things you can do to reduce the chaos. Pre-measure the flour into the bowl or food processor bowl then have kids measure the remaining ingredients. You could also make dough then call kids in to help roll it out and top it. Make it work for whatever level of patience you have that day 😉
  • Roll! After dividing the dough into small balls, let the kids roll out their own pizzas. I like to use a small rolling pin I have that is originally made for fondant cake decorating but I find it a great size for kids’ hands. Here are two options on my Amazon store (affiliate links).
  • Help prep veggies! Have any pepper, mushrooms, or other veggies around? Let the kids slice and chop them with kid-safe knives. Even if they choose not to put them on their pizzas, they will benefit from the exposure and knife practice. You can make sure they are toppings you or other adults will likely use so food doesn’t go to waste.
  • Pizza party! Set out the sauce, cheese, and other toppings and let the kids make their own creations. It’s so much fun!

Tips and Substitutions:

  • Flour: I like to use a mix of whole wheat and white flours for this dough, but you can use all of one or the other as well. You can also use a gluten-free flour mix but, because gluten-free flour will absorb less liquid than regular flour, I would add 3/4 cup of water at first then add in a little water at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Mixing methods: You can easily make this dough in a bowl, but I find it much easier to add everything to a food processor and press the button. The food processor method is faster and makes less mess on the counter, but you do have to wash it after.
  • Size: Want larger pizzas to cut up and share? You can split the dough in half and roll out big pizzas, placing one on each baking sheet. You will need to bake the pizzas for longer than stated instructions below.
  • Thick or thin? You can roll the dough out as thin or as thick as you prefer your pizza crust. The dough will not expand a lot while baking so take that into consideration when rolling it out.

 

Easy Homemade Pizza

Quick, yeast-free, whole wheat dough to use for a family pizza night!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 small pizzas

Ingredients
  

Pizza dough

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or more whole wheat
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey optional

To make pizzas

  • 1 cup pizza or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • toppings such as spinach, pepperoni, veggies, olives...

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or grease with oil.
  • Food processor method: add flours, baking powder, and salt to the food processor and pulse to mix. Mix olive oil and honey into the warm water then pour into the food processor. Process until a smooth dough forms. Remove blade then form dough into a ball on the counter. Knead a few times to make sure the dough is smooth and well mixed.
  • To make dough by hand: add flours, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add olive oil and honey to the warm water. Pour over the flour. Use a wooden spoon to mix until a rough dough forms. Dumb dough out onto a work surface and knead until smooth. If the dough is too sticky, dust with additional flour as needed.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a circle about 1/2-inch thick then place on the baking sheets.
  • Top each crust with a couple spoonfuls of pizza sauce then sprinkle on a 1/4 cup of the cheese. Place on any additional toppings as desired.
  • Bake pizzas until crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes then slice into wedges. Enjoy!

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Other dinner recipes you might enjoy:

Baked Spaghetti Cups (with veggies)

Rainbow Noodle Bowls

Homemade Fish Nuggets

Rainbow Fried Rice (or Quinoa)

 

6 responses to “Easy Homemade Pizza (with yeast-free dough)”

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of the best recipes for pizza!!!!! We always have pizza on Saturdays (from the shop) but I decided to make my own. I knew how complicated it would be, but then came across this recipe which saved my sanity. I love the honey in it, so if you can, don’t leave that out. I made it by hand and it wasn’t sticky and didn’t need a long time to knead. I also like that it doesn’t use a huge amount of flour (like other recipes). The six small pizzas I made were enough for my kids, me and my husband, but feel free to make a bit more because it is yummy! My 4yo and 1 and a half yo really liked it. My big boy kept saying how yummy it is! I am definetly going to make this every Saturday from now. I love Heather’s recipes and attitude towards cooking. Next time I make this I will try to get my boy involved. Can’t wait!

  2. My 4 year old was so proud for making this by herself. I am feeling less guilty by using mostly whole wheat and love it for convenience of not having to wait for it to rise.

    Thank you so much for this recipe! ❤️

  3. We made this pizza tonight – my 5 year old and 18 month old. My 5 year old was able to pretty much do it himself and was really proud. It also tasted great!
    My 5 year old used to love when you did classes at MCC and we’ve followed your Instagram account since. Thanks so much for the great recipes!

    • Hi Amelia,
      Thank you so much for leaving a review! I’m so glad your son enjoyed making the pizza. I miss my MCC friends.
      Heather

    • Hi, thanks for asking. Honestly, I haven’t tried freezing this recipe before but usually pizza dough freezes well so I think it would be ok. Let me know if you try it out!

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