Healthier Homemade Pizza Dough

This healthier homemade pizza dough comes together quickly in the food processor and is ready in minutes.

A healthy and quick pizza dough that comes together in a food processor and requires no rise time. What’s not to love?!



  • 1 cup very warm water, almost too hot to the touch
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) instant or rapid rise yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees with a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Whisk together water, olive oil, honey, and yeast in a measuring cup or small bowl. Allow to proof for about 5 minutes, after which point the mixture should be frothy and puffy. 
  3. Pulse flours, salt, and parmesan cheese in a large food processor until combined.
  4. Slowly add yeast mixture and process until a shaggy ball of dough forms, about 30 seconds to a minute. 
  5. Move dough onto a floured work surface and knead a couple times until it comes together.
  6. Divide dough into two balls and roll each out into a thin round of about 12 inches.
  7. Transfer each round to a pizza pan or sheet pan and top as desired.
  8. Bake one at a time until edges are browned, 10-12 minutes depending on your toppings. 
  9. Slice and serve immediately. 


  • Every oven is different, so keep an eye on your pizza. If your crust is browning too much, transfer the pizza to a lower rack. If it’s not browning enough, move it up higher.
  • This recipes yields 2 12-inch pizzas. If you plan to make only 1, you can save the leftover dough in the fridge for a couple days or the freezer for much longer. (If you save in the fridge, the dough will probably expand a little bit over time. This is okay!)