Whole Wheat Chicago Style Pizza Recipe

Whole Wheat Chicago Style Pizza Recipe

Try making this Chicago style pizza recipe with a whole wheat crust! You can change up the toppings or type of cheese used to suit your preference as well!

How To Make Whole Wheat Chicago Style Pizza Recipe

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins



  • 1 envelope quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb. whole wheat flour


  • 2 cans tomato sauce, 6 oz cans
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. basil, dried
  • 4 tsp. onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. sriracha hot sauce , to taste
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste , add 1 more tbsp if needed, enough to thicken


  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced thickly
  • 1 pkg. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Mushrooms, sauteed; or toppings of your choice


To Prepare Crust:

  1. In a small cup or bowl, mix together yeast, sugar and water.

  2. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to react and bubble.

  3. Add the yeast mixture to a large mixing bowl.

  4. In small increments, add whole wheat flour until the mixture reaches a thick but not too squishy dough consistency.

  5. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes. Once the texture feels right, roll into a ball.

  6. Put the ball of dough into an oven-safe bowl greased with shortening, making sure the dough gets greased as well.

  7. Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a 170-degree oven for 30 minutes.

To Prepare Sauce:

  1. To a medium-sized mixing bowl, add all ingredients (except tomato paste). Stir and taste.

  2. Add tomato paste until it reaches your desired thickness (about 2-3 tbsp recommended). Mix and set aside.

Assemble Pizza:

  1. Grease a 9-inch round pizza pan with cooking spray or butter. Remove the pizza crust from the oven.

  2. Spread the crust out over the bottom and sides of the pizza pan, making sure the crust is thick along the sides.

  3. Place slices of mozzarella cheese on the pizza.

  4. Layer with sauteed mushrooms (or topping of your choice) and shredded mozzarella cheese. Continue with another layer of sliced mozzarella cheese.

  5. Spread pizza sauce to your liking over the top.

  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

  7. Slide the pizza out of the pan onto a cookie sheet with a spatula and let cool before serving.


  • Sugar: 10g
  • :
  • Calcium: 444mg
  • Calories: 444kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Potassium: 1091mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 1561mg
  • Vitamin A: 1315IU
  • Vitamin C: 22mg
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