Perfectly Portioned Pizza
Forget pizza shop pizza, try these homemade, perfectly-portioned personal pizza's the next time your family calls for a pizza night.
- 1 6.5 Ounce of Dry Pizza Crust Mix
- 1 tsp Oil
- 1/2 cup Water
- 3/4 cup Pizza Sauce
- 2 Medium Mushrooms Sliced Thin
- 3 tbsp Red Onion Sliced
- 1/4 cup Sliced Black Olives
- 10 Cherry Tomatoes (sliced length wise)
- 1/4 Green Pepper (sliced)
- 1 1/3 Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
– Place oven rack in center position, heat oven to 475 degrees F. Spray 14-inch round pizza pan with no cook cooking spray– Combine pizza crust mix with hot water in a medium bowl; stir with a fork until well blended. Pour the 1 tsp of oil into the palm of your hand and shape the dough into a ball. (Using the oil directly on your hands prevents the dough from sticking.) Cover; let stand 5-10 minutes.– While dough is rising, slice the tomatoes length wise in half; slice the mushrooms, green peppers, and red onion. Rain the olives and set ¼ cup aside.– Once dough has sat 5-10 minutes, remove it from the bowl. Place it on the pizza pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 4 even pieces. Each piece will be used to make a personal pizza.– Using hands press each ball of dough flat in a circle. Generously prick dough with fork. You should have four round pizza crusts that are similar in shape and size.– Put the crust in the oven and bake 3 minutes. (Watch crust carefully; smaller portions require shorter cooking time than making one large crust pizza.– Remove from oven. Top each pizza with 3 Tbsp. sauce, 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese and desired vegetables.– Bake an additional 8 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are thoroughly heated.– The nutrition facts listed for each pizza reflects an even combination of the toppings included in the ingredients.– Slice each pizza as desired and serve.
- Recipe Makes: 4 Servings
- Serving Size: 1 personal pizza
- Pairing Recommendation: serve with a dark-green leafy vegetable side salad using the vegetables that didn’t end up on your pizza.
- **Arugula added for color and flavor. Add other herbs and spices to add flavor and boost the phytonutrient content too
- Optional- increase the protein content of your personal pizza by adding a small amount of animal protein- ham, pepperoni, turkey sausage, chicken, seafood or by using low fat ricotta cheese. (*adding these with change the nutrition facts.)
- Nutrition Facts (per serving): 330 calories, 42 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein, 12 g total fat, 5 g saturated fat, 710 mg sodium, 25% daily calcium, 10% daily iron, 6% daily potassium
- Meal Planning Serving: 1 personal pizza= 3 CHO; 2.5 PRO; 2.5 FAT