EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals (2011)
Sometimes pizza from your own oven can be quicker than takeout and it’s usually a whole lot healthier because you control everything that goes into it. Enjoy this simple cheese pizza as is or add toppings to your heart’s content.
Active Time: 40 minutes |
Total Time: 40 minutes
Cornmeal for dusting baking sheets
1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough (see Note)
1 cup prepared tomato sauce
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Several fresh basil leaves
Set oven rack in lowest position; preheat to 500°F or the highest setting. Sprinkle 2 large baking sheets with cornmeal.
Divide pizza dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Repeat with the second portion of dough.
Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce on one of the crusts. Distribute half of the mozzarella slices on top, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
Bake the pizza until the top is bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately garnish with a few basil leaves. Repeat with the remaining crust and toppings.
Per serving :
7 g Fat;
3 g Sat;
2 g Mono;
16 mg Cholesterol;
36 g Carbohydrates;
13 g Protein;
3 g Fiber;
587 mg Sodium;
153 mg Potassium
2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat
Tips & Notes
Note: Look for whole-wheat pizza-dough balls at your supermarket. Check the ingredient list to make sure the dough doesn’t contain any hydrogenated oils.