Homemade Pizza with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Mozzarella

Homemade Pizza with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Mozzarella

Homemade Pizza with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Mozzarella

Homemade Pizza with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Mozzarella

Start with your favorite homemade pizza dough, or store bought pizza dough found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. One pound of dough will make two 12" thin crust pizzas or one thick crust (we made a thick crust). Roasted bell peppers and mushrooms are paired with marinated artichoke hearts and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese to make a better-for-you pizza.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Diet Blue, Low Carb, Low Sodium
Servings 8
Cost $1.54 per serving
Sodium 559 mg

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Place a Pizza Stone in bottom third of oven.

Roast the Veggies:

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
    Place bell peppers, cut side down, on one side of baking sheet and the mushrooms on the other side. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss the mushrooms to coat and rub the oil on bell peppers.
  • Roast in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender and slightly browned. Stir at least once. Remove from oven. Transfer pepper to cutting board and chop.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped peppers, mushrooms, and artichokes. Set aside.

Make the Sauce:

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook and stir 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Reduce heat if onions are browning too quickly.
  • Stir in ¼ cup water, tomato paste, and the sugar. Cook and stir until the tomato paste is toasted and darker, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the balsamic vinegar. Set aside.

Assemble the Pizza(s):

  • On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll pizza dough into two 12" pizza rounds (thin crust) or one 14" pizza* round (thick crust).
    *optional
  • For each pizza: Spread sauce to the edges, top with veggie mixture and parmesan cheese. Lay fresh mozzarella cheese slices on top.
  • Transfer pizza, with parchment paper, to hot pizza stone and bake until crust is set, 3 to 5 minutes. Slide parchment paper out from under pizza. Continue baking until crust is browned and cheese is melted, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove pizza to a cutting board and cut into 8 slices.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pizza with Roasted Veggies and Fresh Mozzarella
Serving Size
 
2 slices, thin crust
Amount per Serving
Calories
318
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
559
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
13
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Carb Count
 
2
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Heart Healthy, Meatless Meals, Pasta and Pizza
Food Groups ***Meat = .5 serving, Starch = 2 servings, Vegetable = 1 serving, Fat = .5 serving
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