Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pepperoni and Mushroom PIzza (from scratch)

Now, I know making a pizza is as easy as buying a refrigerated or premade pizza dough, pizza sauce, and assembling toppings...but that usually runs you a lot of calories you don't need. I make my pizzas from scratch, making them healthier, lower calorie, and of course, tastier! Feel free to change up the toppings however you like!

My healthy/easy pizza dough:
  • 1 1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart mix
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBSP water
(This makes thin crust. For more dough (thicker crust) use 1.5 cup bisquick and 1/3 cup water).

My homemade/healthy pizza sauce (you'll only use 1/3 of this. The left over makes good spaghetti sauce, or save for another pizza, chicken parmesan...whatever).
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can roasted garlic tomato sauce (Like Hunts)-or any flavor you like
  • garlic, basil, and minced onions to taste
Toppings
  • 3 Slices 2% part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz turkey pepperoni
  • 3 large crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • cooking spray
  • Optional: Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir water into Bisquick mix until crumbly, then knead into a ball by hand. Press dough into pan, using a rolling pin if desired, pressing it to the edges.
  3. Cook the crust in the oven a few minutes until it begins to brown a little (this is to keep it from getting too soggy)
  4. Place the sauce ingredients in a blender and puree. Spread 1/3 of the sauce on the dough. Refrigerate the rest of the sauce.
  5. Arrange the toppings on the pizza. Mist with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 13 to 18 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Cut into 6 slices.
Makes 3 servings, 2 slices per person. However, if you are like most people and eat a LOT of pizza, you won't feel too guilty eating an extra slice :)

Nutrition
Calories 284
Total Fat 9g
Sat Fat 3g
Cholesterol 23mg
Sodium 945mg
Potassium 156mg
Carbs 40g
Fiber .5g
Sugars 6g
Protein 12.5g

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