Recipe: Pizza Margherita

Monday, November 15, 2010 | 0 comments »

By Team Beachbody

OK, pizza's not the best when you're working on your physique, but none of us is made of stone. When you can't resist the craving anymore, this is way healthier than anything you can get delivered (not to mention cheaper). You can "health things up" even more by using whole wheat dough and adding your favorite veggie toppings, like mushrooms, peppers, or onions.
  • 1 16-oz. package pizza dough, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup whole basil leaves
  • Nonstick pizza pan
  • Pastry brush
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. On nonstick pizza pan, stretch dough to form a pizza crust. Drizzle with olive oil, spreading to edges of crust with pastry brush. Then spread tomato sauce evenly over dough, leaving a quarter-inch border. Layer mozzarella and tomatoes over sauce. Tear basil leaves and sprinkle pieces over top of pizza.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Serves 6.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 18 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories Protein Fiber Carbs Fat Total Saturated Fat
270 11 g 0 g 34 g 11 g 3 g