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

Julie Grimes Bottcher


Credit: Randy Mayor

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6 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 10.8g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 19.1g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fiber 2.5g; cholesterol 30mg; iron 3mg; sodium 633mg; calcium 357mg.