Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe With NC Wheat

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Did you know that you can cook at home with North Carolina wheat?

North Carolina farmers harvest over 1 billion pounds of wheat each year. If you would like to make pizza at home using North Carolina grown wheat, we have an easy recipe for you! NC State Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Andrea Sherrill, demonstrates how to make this recipe and includes some great tips for baking and healthy eating. This flatbread pizza dough takes less than 5 minutes to make and comes together with only flour, salt, water, and olive oil!


● 3 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 teaspoon table salt
● 1 cup warm water
● 3 tablespoons olive oil
● cornmeal for dusting
● sauce
● desired toppings (hopefully some veggies!)


1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
2. Mix flour and salt in a bowl until well mixed.
3. Add warm water and oil.
4. Use your hands to incorporate ingredients together (about 1 minute or so).
5. Transfer dough ball to a lightly floured surface and knead dough for 1 minute or until the surface of the dough is relatively smooth.
6. Divide dough into 2 equal balls.
7. Use a rolling pin to roll each dough ball out into a long oval to your desired thickness. Thinner is better in this case.
8. Dust 2 baking sheets with cornmeal and place a flatbread crust on each.
9. Poke the surface of the flatbread all over with a fork.
10. Bake flatbreads for 5-8 minutes or until the edges of the flatbread are turning golden brown
and the flatbread is nearly cooked through.
11. Brush with olive oil and top with desired toppings and bake for another 5-10 minutes or so.
12. Enjoy!


Par-baking the flatbread is a must if you’re looking for a crispy crust. I am still surprised when people say they don’t par-bake their crust! Par-baking allows the inside of the dough to cook without the outside getting dark golden brown. This means that when you top it, it’s not going to get soggy. And when you bake it, it’s going to get perfectly crisp!

Don’t go too crazy with the toppings. As the famous saying goes, less really is more in the case of flatbread toppings. This is an unleavened, thin flatbread crust so it’s not going to hold up to three cups of fresh mozzarella or a mountain of meat. Try adding more flavorful toppings so you need less.

This project is funded by the NC Small Grain Growers Association. For more information on NC wheat visit the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association.