pepperoni pizza

for the crust-
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 c warm water
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
for the toppings-
1 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch of garlic powder
2/3 c pizza sauce
1 c reduced fat mozzarella cheese
24 turkey pepperoni slices


We have usually have to do half cheese and half pepperoni at my house for those picky eaters :)

We have usually have to do half cheese and half pepperoni at my house for those picky eaters 🙂

1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in stand mixer mixing bowl. Add water and 1 tbsp of oil into bowl with dry ingredients.

2. Knead dough for 5 minutes with dough hook attachment. Dough should pull away from the sides and form a nice ball.
3. Remove ball of dough from bowl and spray mixing bowl with non-stick cooking spray and return dough ball to bowl. Toss to coat dough with non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap or dish towel. Set in a warm area for 20 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 450°. Set out a pizza pan.
5. Remove dough from mixing bowl. Spread dough out with hands (do not use rolling pin) on pizza pan all the way to the edge of the pan. Make sure dough is an even thickness all the way around.
6. In a small dish, combine remaining 1 tbsp oil, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of garlic powder. Brush mixture about 2 inches around the outside edge of the pizza dough for the crust.
7. Spread pizza sauce inside the ring you just made with the oil mixture, leaving about 2″ around the outside for the crust. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until pizza is golden brown and dough is cooked through. Remove from oven and cut into 8 or 12 pieces.if cut into 8:
Yields 8 servings, serving size 1 piece
6 points on Weight Watchers Points+ Systemif cut into 12:
Yields 6 servings, serving size 2 pieces
8 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System (4 points/slice)

I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.