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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.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 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