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Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas Recipe

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas Recipe

People say that the crispy whole wheat crust of this pizza recipe is the best they've tasted. Plus, it's so easy to prepare in the bread machine...and it makes enough for two pizzas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces turkey pepperoni, diced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped green pepper

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Roll into two 14-in. circles. Transfer to two 14-in. pizza pans coated with cooking spray. Spread oil over each crust. Top with the pizza sauce, oregano, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese, onion and green pepper. Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Yield: 2 pizzas.

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 343 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 611 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.