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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
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
⅛ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
½ 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 ½ cup tomato sauce on one of the crusts. Distribute half of the mozzarella slices on top, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with ¼ 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.
266 calories;7 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 38 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 105 mcg folate; 18 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 541 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 208 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 611 mg sodium; 164 mg potassium