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Quick and Easy Pizza

Quick and Easy Pizza

5 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Quick and Easy Pizza
Makes: 4 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This recipe uses a traditional pizza dough recipe with yeast, but only needs 15 minutes for the dough to rise. Once you try this fresh, homemade pizza, you might never go back to frozen or delivery!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (divided in half)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup warm water + 2 Tablespoons (110-115 degrees F)
  • 2 sprays of nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup Easy Marinara Sauce
  • 6 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
Toppings of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Collect, shred, and measure all ingredients before starting to prepare the recipe.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and water with a spoon.
  4. Gradually stir in the other cup of flour until the mixture forms a ball.
  5. Dust a cutting board or clean countertop surface with flour. Put the ball of dough on the surface, then use your clean hands to knead the dough on the surface for about 5 minutes.
  6. Spray a bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Put the dough in the bowl, and cover it with a clean dishtowel. Put the bowl on the oven while it is preheating (but not on a burner that is turned on), and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes (preheating the oven will cause the stovetop to be slightly warm and will help the dough rise).
  7. Spray a 12-inch x 16-inch baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the dough into an even layer on the baking sheet. Spread the dough into an even layer on the baking sheet. For a thicker crust, use a smaller baking sheet.
  8. Add a thin layer of the Easy Marinara Sauce from the Eating Smart * Being Active Let's Cook! Cookbook, leaving a 1/2 inch crust on all edges.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and pizza toppings. Be careful not to put too many toppings on the pizza, or it will be soggy.
  10. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until the crust is brown and the cheese melts and is slightly browned in spots.
  11. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. Eat within 3 to 5 days.

Notes

*Make it whole grain! To make whole grain pizza crust, substitute 1 cup of 100% whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour. Increase the water to 1 cup, and increase the baking time to 20 minutes.

Source:

Eating Smart Being Active. Colorado State University.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of pizza
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 379
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 282 mg
Carbohydrates 54 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 322 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 136 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 379
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 23 mg
Carbohydrates 54 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 19 g
Minerals
Calcium 322 mg
Potassium 136 mg
Sodium 282 mg
Copper 119 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 27 mg
Phosphorus 309 mg
Selenium 28 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 68 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 1 mcg
Folate 256 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.9 mg
Riboflavin 0.6 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 14 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 4 ounces
Dairy 1 cup

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