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8 Healthy Home-made Pizzas Recipes (Page 2)

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5) Roasted Bell Pepper and Olive Pizza

10 Healthy Homemade Pizzas That Are Super Easy to Prepare
  • 2 (1-pound) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crusts or focaccias
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
How to Prepare It:
  • Preheat broiler. 
  • Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, discard seeds and membranes. 
  • Place bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand. 
  • Broil 15 for minutes or until blackened. 
  • Place in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal. 
  • Let stand 15 minutes. 
  • Peel and cut into strips. 
  • Combine bell peppers, green olives, and remaining ingredients into a bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Divide the bell pepper mixture evenly among the pizza crusts, and sprinkle with cheese. 
  • Bake at 350° for 7 minutes or until cheese melts, and cut into 12 wedges.

6) Pizza Bianca with Arugula, Bacon, and Mushrooms

10 Healthy Homemade Pizzas That Are Super Easy to Prepare

  • 1 package active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces), divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 2 teaspoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup 1 1/2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 1 8-ounce package whole button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 2 cups baby arugula
How to Prepare It:

  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water and add to a large bowl, allowing it to stand for 5 minutes. 
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. 
  • Stir 1 1/4 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture to form a soft dough. 
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, which is approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add a good portion of the remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning dough to coat and then cover it. 
  • Allow it to rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. Press two fingers into dough, ff the indentation remains, the dough is ready. 
  • Punch the dough down and cover. Let it rest 5 minutes.
  • Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place dough on a pizza pan or baking sheet coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. 
  • Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 2 teaspoons of bacon drippings in pan. 
  • Crumble bacon and set aside. 
  • Add onions and mushrooms to pan. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender and moisture evaporates, stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • Drizzle oil over dough and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. 
  • Place pan on lowest oven rack and bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until golden-brown. 
  • Remove from oven and spread ricotta cheese evenly over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch rim. 
  • Arrange onion mixture and arugula evenly over ricotta.
  • Sprinkle with bacon, mozzarella, and Parmesan. 
  • Bake an additional 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  • Let it stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges.

7) Pepperoni Pizza

10 Healthy Homemade Pizzas That Are Super Easy to Prepare
  • 1 (10-oz.) package prebaked whole wheat thin Italian pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup turkey pepperoni slices (about 24)
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup tomato-and-basil pasta sauce
How to Prepare It:
  • Spoon tomato-and-basil pasta sauce evenly over crust, leaving a 1-inch border around edges. 
  • Top with half of pepperoni slices and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Top with remaining pepperoni.
  • Bake pizza at 450° directly on oven rack 11 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden, and cheese is melted. 
  • Cut into 6 slices. Serve immediately.

8) BBQ Chicken Pizza

10 Healthy Homemade Pizzas That Are Super Easy to Prepare
  • 1 10-ounce Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust 
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup tomato chutney
  • 2/3 cup diced plum tomato 
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
How to Prepare It:
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Place crust on a baking sheet. 
  • Bake at 450° for 3 minutes and remove from oven.
  • Spread chutney over the crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
  • Top chutney with chicken and sprinkle diced tomato, cheese, and green onions evenly over chicken. 
  • Bake at 450° for 9 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.
  • You can make your own tomato chutney by combining 2 cups of diced plum tomato, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cider vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon Jamaicañ jerk seasoning, and 1 minced garlic clove in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture into a boil and reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or untril thickened.
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