Whole wheat Veggie Pizza
IntroductionThis is a healthy high fiber guilt free pizza that tastes great! I regularly make this for myself and my daughter. We usually eat two slices for dinner (which comes in at less than 500 calories) and save the other two pieces for breakfast the next day. This is a healthy high fiber guilt free pizza that tastes great! I regularly make this for myself and my daughter. We usually eat two slices for dinner (which comes in at less than 500 calories) and save the other two pieces for breakfast the next day.
1.5 c. white whole wheat flour (plus extra for kneading)
1 packet dry yeast
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 T. olive oil, divided
.5 cup Barilla tomato basil sauce
.25 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 baby zucchini, thinly sliced
4 mushrooms, sliced thin
4 pieces Cara Mia marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
.33 c. thinly sliced green bell pepper
2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced, optional
Using pizza yeast makes the dough easier to handle, but regular or fast rise dry granulated yeast will also work. I use whatever kind I have in my pantry.
You can use other veggies of your choice, just remember to slice thinly or chop small so they'll cook quickly. Veggies that need more time or give off a lot of moisture as they cook can be precooked, but I don't have the patience for that.
Use 1 tablespoon olive oil to grease a large pizza pan or cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix flour, yeast, sugar, salt, 1 T. olive oil, and enough very warm water to make a dough. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until dough begins to gather in a ball. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and set aside to allow dough to rest while you prepare the toppings.
Thinly slice or chop all the veggies. Mix the two cheeses together. Set both aside.
Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of flour over dough and lightly knead (in the bowl) to bring into a fairly smooth ball; this only takes a couple of minutes. Turn out onto the well oiled pizza pan or cookie sheet and use oiled hands (just use some of the oil on the pan) to spread dough out to a 14-16 inch circle or rectangle.
Spread dough with tomato sauce and sprinkle half the cheese evenly over the top. Arrange the veggies and garlic (if using) over the cheese and sauce and then sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, turning half way through to bake evenly. Pizza is done when crust is golden brown and cheese has fully melted and started to brown around the edges.
Allow to rest for five minutes before cutting into six slices. Each slice is 248 calories.
Serving Size: Makes 6 generous slices. To lower calories it can easily be cut into 8 pieces, which would be 186 calories each.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELVISINTHEHOUSE.