Heart-Shaped Pizza with Bell Peppers

Heart-Shaped Pizza with Bell Peppers

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From: EatingWell.com, February 2019

Shaping pizza dough into a heart makes a healthy vegetable pizza whimsical and fun. Slices of red pepper form decorative hearts on the pizza too. For the best heart shape, use a pepper that has a deep curve at the stem.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  • All-purpose flour for rolling
  • Cornmeal for sprinkling
  • ½ cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

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  1. Position rack in lowest spot in oven and place a pizza stone on the rack. Preheat to 450°F.
  2. Cut pepper in half vertically. Remove stem and seeds. Cut vertical slices so each resembles a half-heart shape.
  3. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal. Cut a wide V shape at the top of the circle. (Reserve the cut-out piece for another use.) Round out the tops on either side of the V and pull and pinch the bottom of the circle to a point, so the dough resembles a heart.
  4. Spread sauce evenly over the dough. Top with cheese. Arrange pairs of the pepper slices to make heart shapes on top of the cheese. Transfer to the heated pizza stone. Bake until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 13 to 14 minutes.
  • Equipment: Pizza stone & peel

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 347 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 49 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 18 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 1,072 IU vitamin A; 32 mg vitamin C; 205 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 616 mg sodium; 194 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (53% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv), Calcium (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable

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