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.

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  • Set oven rack in lowest position; preheat to 500 degrees 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.


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.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 611 mg sodium. 37.5 g carbohydrates; 12.3 g protein; Full Nutrition