Thursday, May 28, 2009

Homemade Pizza

I found some whole wheat pizza dough at my local Trader Joe's & decided to give it a try. This was a wonderful, crispy & delicious pizza... it was a big hit with all of us (especially the kids). I will be making my own pizzas from now on! Really easy, much healthier & so tasty.
16 oz prepared pizza dough (I used whole wheat & it was amazing)
1/2 cup of pizza sauce or marinara sauce
1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
Turkey pepperoni (as much as desired)
1 cup of sliced mushrooms, sliced very thin
1-2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, sliced very thin
Fresh pineapple cut into small chunks (or canned pineapple tidbits)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed (reminds me of my favorite Louies Pizza)
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
Let the dough sit on a floured surface for 20 minutes before rolling it out. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll the dough into whatever shape & size of pizza you desire. Place on a round or square baking tray coated with cooking spray. Spread sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, pineapple, fennel seeds, basil & parmesan cheese on top. Cook for 10-14 minutes until desired crispiness. Remove from oven add fresh parsley. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Props for your homemade will surely be healthier than the ones you could buy elsewhere...just think about substituting the 'cooking spray' with a teaspoon of olive oil...and make sure the tomato sauce you use in it ain't loaded with could make your own tomato's real easy...

    remember that if you make your own tomato sauce the content of lycopene (the heart-protecting flavonoid which makes tomatoes red) is guaranteed to be much higher!