Pizza from Scratch in 25 Minutes

Some days are just busy and on these days I always seem to want pizza. My regular pizza dough recipe takes 3.5 hours to make so pulling it off on a busy day just isn’t going to happen. So, I decided I needed a quick go to pizza recipe just for these kinds of days. 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. In a bowl mix 1 cup HOT water, 2 Tablespoons honey, 1 Tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt. 
  3. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour. 
  4. Mix well for seven minutes or use a stand mixer with a dough hook to give your arm a break. If the dough still seems sticky, add 1/2 cup of flour. 
  5. Press or roll dough onto a cookie sheet. We like ours about 1/4 inch thick. 
  6. Pierce dough several times with a fork. 
  7. Bake 8 minutes. 
  8. While dough is baking, chop toppings* and shred cheese. 
  9. Spread pizza sauce on partially baked crust – we use our own that we can buy store bought is fine.
  10. Add toppings. 
  11. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Placing toppings under the cheese keeps them from burning!
  12. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.

* We enjoy green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and browned Italian sausage. 

Scratch Made Pizza. Photo Credit to the Five year old Freeform Foodie.