Pizza with Pizzazz
|Vitamin A:||2838.1iu (56%)|
|Vitamin C:||12.4mg (20%)|
Everyone loves pizza! Most ready-made pizza has 19 g of fat, 6 g saturated fat and over 800 mg sodium per slice. Here is an easy, make-it-at-home recipe that is much lower in fat and sodium.
1 tsp dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups all purpose flour*
1 tsp sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/8th tsp salt
1 cup no-salt-added pasta or tomato sauce
1 sliced tomato
1 cup sliced fresh spinach
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
Ground oregano to taste
1. Mix the dry yeast with the water then add the rest of the dough ingredients. Mix by hand or with a dough/bread machine until the dough is stretchy, about 3-5 minutes. It should be a little on the wet side but not too sticky. You might need to add more flour.
2. Allow the dough to rise for 30-40 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the dough on a clean board or counter and roll out to a 10" X 15" square. Place on a cookie tray the same size that is oiled and dusted with corn meal. Prick dough with a fork.
3. Prebake the crust for 8 minutes.
4. Top the crust with the sauce, tomatoes, spinach and onion. Top these with cheese and oregano.
5. Bake the pizza until the dough is golden and the cheese is melted, about 8 more minutes.
6. Cut into 6 squares and serve hot.
We recommend serving this pizza with a large green salad.
*You can also use 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour.
Experiment with different vegetable toppings such as mushrooms, pineapple, sundried tomatoes, etc.