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Culinary How-To's, Tips: Weekend Recipe - Fresh. Healthy. Pizza. Our dreams have come true...

That greasy guilty pleasure has undergone a makeover.
Enjoy the old gourmet flavor with a fresh and healthy twist at home in less than 30 minutes.

Crust:
Pillsbury Pizza Crust (next to biscuits in refrigerator section) comes in multigrain, thin, and regular. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread and shape Pillsbury pizza crust on a pizza pan. (Or…you can find multigrain pizza dough in the freezer section)

Season:
Olive Oil ¼ cup
Italian Seasoning ½ tsp.
Salt ¼ tsp.
Pepper ¼ tsp.
Garlic powder ¼ tsp.

Mix olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush and lather half of mixture on to raw dough. Bake dough for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

Lather another layer of olive oil mixture. Add a little marinara sauce if you’d like.

Top with any of the three options and bake for an additional 8-12 minutes, and savor and enjoy!

Top:
Zucchini (1) 1/4 inch sliced rounds. Half if necessary.
Grape tomatoes 8-10 sliced.
Onion 1/4 cup. Thinly slice and sauté in olive oil until brown and crispy.
Ricotta 1/4 cup
Italian cheese bend 3/4 cup

Pair:
Pinot Grigio

Or…

Top:
Turkey Pepperoni- Add to preference
Fresh Spinach- ¾ cup chopped
Mushroom- canned, jarred, or fresh- ½ cup sliced

Pair:
Sauvignon Blanc

Or…

Top:
Roma Tomato-(2) ¼ inch slices
Fresh Spinach- ¾ cup chopped
Mozzarella –Bocconcini (sliced) or Ciliegine- add to preference
Basil- 5 leaves chopped

Pair:
Pinot Noir

 

Recipe; Rebecca Medrano

Photo: Rebecca Medrano

Editor's Note: Have a question or comment? Leave a message in the comments below.

  • pizza fulham

    The average amount of calories in pizza is around 350 and 10 grams of fat, not to mention it’s loaded with sodium. If you decide to go for seconds and thirds as most of us do, you can have an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting,” said the president and founder of Decision Nutrition.

  • Vince

    Judging by the title, content, and tags of the article, I think what the author was presenting was a healthy ALTERNATIVE to the pizza that’s commonly consumed. I am sure this president and founder of Decision Nutrition would not include the ingredients mentioned here in the findings you have cited. It all comes down to what you put on your pizza. For example, I am sure you noticed that one of the recipes calls for Turkey Pepperoni, a healthy alternative to the regular pork type. One slice of regular pepperoni contains 26 calories and 98mg of sodium. One slice of turkey pepperoni contains 4 calories and 9 mg of sodium. This means that each slice of a pizza that has been delivered to your door probably contains over 65% more calories in just that ingredient alone. And this is probably the type of pizza the president is referring to. This is just one of the toppings that the recipe calls for, but something tells me that if you’re ordering one of these big chain pizzas, chances are you’re not going to opt for the spinach and fresh mushrooms over the other greasy options. That’s probably why you’re getting so many calories per slice in your pizza.

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