Whole-Wheat Pepperoni Pizza

Creating a healthy meal that the entire family will actually eat is nearly impossible. Until now. Everyone loves pizza, especially kids. The problem, though, is that it’s rarely healthy enough to feed children, especially when trying to teach good eating habits. This recipe is different. This easy-to-make recipe substitutes certain fatty ingredients with healthier alternatives without the kids ever knowing. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this meal. And best of all, it’s cheap and can be altered depending on the night.




  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound pepperoni or turkey pepperoni




  1. Preheat oven at 500 degrees.
  2. Place flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a food processor; process until blended. Combine water and oil in a glass and slowly pour mixture into food chute while processor is on. Process until mixture forms ball.
  3. Turn dough onto floured surface; coat dough with cooking spray. Let stand for 15 minutes
  4. Roll dough into 12-inch circle. Place dough on coated cooking sheet or pizza stone. Crim edges of dough to form a rim. Spread sauce, cheese and pepperoni, leaving ½ inch border.
  5. Bake at 500° for 11 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden.
  6. Let stand until cooled
  7. Enjoy


Contribution by Patrick Rafferty. Patrick Rafferty is a consultant for Deborah M Henson.


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