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Cheese Pizza

Cheese Pizza RecipeRandy Mayor

Ingredients

  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fat-free bottled pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Position one oven rack in the middle setting. Position another rack in the lowest setting, and place a rimless baking sheet on the bottom rack. Preheat oven to 500°.

Remove plastic wrap from Basic Pizza Dough; discard plastic. Brush olive oil over dough. Remove preheated baking sheet from oven, and close oven door. Slide dough onto preheated baking sheet, using a spatula as a guide. Bake on lowest oven rack at 500° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven.

Spread sauce in an even layer over crust, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake on middle rack an additional 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese melts. Cut into 12 wedges.

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    Kids will love this easy cheese pizza that uses bottled pizza sauce and two kinds of cheese. The homemade pizza crust makes it special.

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:356
Calories from fat:27%
Fat per serving:10.8g
Saturated fat per serving:5.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:3.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.7g
Protein per serving:19.1g
Carbohydrates per serving:44.5g
Fiber per serving:2.5g
Cholesterol per serving:30mg
Iron per serving:3mg
Sodium per serving:633mg
Calcium per serving:357mg

Good to Know

Pizza doesn't have to be unhealthy. In fact, tomato sauce counts as a vegetable serving, and cheese is filled with calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones. Add on nutritious toppings like pineapple, mushrooms or peppers for more fruit and vegetable servings.

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