Whole Wheat No-Yeast Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, and Onions
Homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to make. Pizza has "family" and "relaxation" written all over it. It is an order-in, watch a movie, weekend sort-of meal. I love it for that. For those of you who have read my posts, I am all about food as a way to connect with other people. That is exactly what pizza is. It is a food to be cooked for loved ones or alongside loved ones. It is a great bridge to cooking with children or with those who don't excel (or like) the kitchen. Unfortunately, pizza also has "greasy" and "unhealthy" written all over it in bold print and permanent marker. That is, unless you a) get it from the right restaurant or b) make it yourself. This pizza is made with whole wheat flour and no yeast, meaning you don't need to plan ahead to whip this up. The dough is easy and quick to make. You can make the toppings as simple or elaborate as you want. Throw some tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperonis on top or roast these vegetables for a sophisticated and flavorful pizza.
This recipe contains , flour (whole wheat), salt, baking powder, olive oil, milk (low fat), water, olive oil, , garlic (fresh), olive oil, salt, , , garlic (fresh), sweet potatoes, onions (red), cheese (mozzarella, shredded), olive oil, , thyme, rosemary, salt, black pepper
Prep time: 1 hr
Cook time: 30 min
- Whole Wheat No-Yeast Pizza Dough Ingredients:
- 2 cup(s) whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
- 1/2 cup(s) skim milk
- 1/2 cup(s) water
- 2 olive oil (set aside for later)
- Roasted Garlic Ingredients:
- Bulb of garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Piece of foil
- Toppings of Roasted Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, and Onions Ingredients:
- 1 roasted bulb of garlic
- 2 whole medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 whole red onion, cubed
- 1 cup(s) cheese of your choice: shredded mozzarella or italian, crumbled goat, or brie
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 1. Roasted Garlic Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the top off the bulb of garlic, exposing the cloves. Place the garlic on a sheet of foil large enough to wrap it up. Drizzle olive oil over top of garlic bulb and sprinkle with salt. Tightly wrap the garlic in the foil. Place foil in the oven and cook for 45 minutes. Remove and unwrap garlic. Turn upside down and squeeze the cloves out of the garlic skin.
- 2. Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Instructions:
Place all ingredients (except 2 tbsp olive oil) in a food processor or a stand mixer with dough hook. If using a food processor, process until dough forms into a ball. Add extra water, 1 tbsp at a time if dough is too dry. If using a stand mixer, mix with dough hook until all of the flour is mixed together. If you have time, place dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Lightly flour surface and roll dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick. I chose to use a large bowl and cut out circular pizzas. This required me to roll the dough out three times, making 2 larger pizzas and one smaller one. You could also opt to roll it out until it is a rectangle. Place pizza on pizza stone or on greased cookie sheet. Set aside. Brush pizza dough lightly with olive oil (no more than 2 tbsp total).
- 3. Pizza Topping Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place cubed red onion and sweet potato on the sheet. Drizzle with 1-2 tbsp olive oil, and sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes, mixing the vegetables around occasionally. (I roasted my garlic at the same time). Remove and set aside.
- 4. Take your freshly roasted bulb of garlic and squeeze the garlic out into a mortar bowl (if you don't have one, use a bowl). Crush the garlic with either a pestle or the bottom of a spoon until it is a paste. Spread the roasted garlic paste over the pizza dough. Sprinkle/crumble your cheese of choice over the pizza dough. Place the vegetables on top of the cheese.
- 5. Cook pizza for approximately 20 minutes (plus or minus a few minutes depending on your oven), waiting for the crust to become golden brown. Enjoy!