Veggie Pizza

Healthy and Delicious!

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To be prepared, you will need...

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all purpose flower
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can diced no salt tomato
  • 1 can no salt tomato paste
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (fine chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

  • green or red peppers
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • olives

How to do it:

  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  • Sift flour, sugar, 1 tablespoon oregano, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large bowl. Mix egg and oil into dry ingredients; stir in yeast mixture. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (235 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Cook and stir diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, 1 tablespoon oregano, garlic, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Punch down dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife to divide dough into two equal pieces--do not tear. Shape dough into rounds and let rest for 10 minutes. Form dough into rectangles, and place onto prepared baking sheet. Spoon tomato sauce over dough. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese; top with bell pepper, onion, and mushroom.
  • Bake in preheated oven until crust is browned and crisp and cheese has melted, 20 to 25 minutes.

Why its healthy:

  • Only 4 grams of sugar
  • Only 397 calories per serving
  • Good source of your daily vitamin intake
  • Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

You know you want to!

Veggie pizza is very healthy and very delicious! What could get better than that? It's a great family meal, because it serves up to six people! It's a great source or your natural vitamins and it is filling! Make it your own by adding various veggies as toppings! All the ingredients for this pizza are very inexpensive and easy to find at your local grocery store. For desert, enjoy a nice arrangement of your favorite fruits and yogurt! Enjoy your veggie pizza!