Saturday, February 16, 2008

Quick and Easy Pizza

I have a list of favorite pizza recipes, but many of them require waiting for the dough to rise, or a heavy amount of kneading. This particular recipe is so quick, fast, and easy, that it makes for a healthy "any time" pizza. Perfect for those nights when ordering in sounds so much easier. :D

Pizza Dough:
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 T. olive oil
1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Let rest about 5 minutes.


1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 clove garlic
dash of salt
dash of pepper
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1-2 tsp dried basil leaves
parmesan cheese
low-fat mozzarella cheese
veggies of choice (spinach, mushrooms, onions, peppers, broccoli, black olives...go with your faves!)

Mix first 6 ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread dough onto greased cookie sheet, and top with sauce. Shred parmesan cheese over pizza, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese (go easy on cheese for a lighter, healthy version...I tend to use about 1/3 of a bag) and top with chopped veggies. Cook in a 425 degree oven untl cheese is light brown, about 18-20 minutes. Yields 1 pizza.


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