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"Artisanal" Pizza Recipes for the Ambitiously Lazy

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pizza....love that crusty, saucy, cheesy stuff (Yes, I read "Slice..." a blog dedicated to the love of the Italian pie.) When I reference "pizza," I do not mean the stuff that is delivered to your door in 30 minutes, loaded with grease, and light on imagination. I'm talking about artisanal pizza, i.e. the kind made by a pizza artist with homemade crust and inspired topping choices that entice the appetite. My sister is one such pizza artist. Although we often resort to cheese and pepperoni due to the abundance of children that we have between us, her homemade crust recipe is too die for!

I, however, am what my husband calls "ambitiously lazy" when it comes to pizza. I want great pizza that is economical, healthy, and also EASY to prepare at home. The following recipes are the result of my ambitious laziness. Each pie is simple to prepare, out-of-the-ordinary, and will set you back less than 200 calories per slice!

Serve with 136 Calories Caesar Salad for a complete meal. The recipe can be found at recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=
607839


P.S. These pizzas are so simple, that after helping me to prepare them a couple of times, my children can now make them on their own. They prepare the pizza, I throw the salad together, and voila! Dinner is served in less than 30 minutes.

Buono Appetite!
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Simple Broccoli Chicken White Pizza
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=7
05387


Ingredients
Broccoli, frozen, 1/2 of 10 oz package
2% Mozzarella, 1/2 cup shredded
DiGiorno Reduced Fat Alfredo Sauce - 1 cup
Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, 6 oz thawed
Boboli 100% Whole Wheat 12" Thin Pizza Crust
Garlic Salt and Seasoned Salt to taste

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a round pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic salt.


2. Place Boboli on pan. Top with Alfredo sauce, spreading in a circle nearly to the edges.


3. Sprinkle chicken strips with garlic salt and seasoned salt. Break into bite-sized pieces and spread evenly on pizza crust.


4. Spread broccoli and mozzarella cheese evenly on top of pizza. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly brown.


5. Slice in 8 pieces and serve with 136 Calorie Caesar Salad.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 206.4
Total Fat: 7.3 g
Cholesterol: 28.8 mg
Sodium: 730.5 mg
Total Carbs: 23.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 13.0 g


"Healthified" CPK Barbecue Chicken Pizza
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=7
05389


Ingredients
Boboli 100% Whole Wheat 12" Thin Pizza Crust
Barbecue Sauce, 3/4 cup
Red Onion, raw, 1/3 medium, sliced
Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, 6 oz thawed
Smoked Gouda Cheese, 2 oz, sliced into extra-thin rounds
2% Mozzarella, 1/2 cup shredded
Cilantro, fresh, 1 tbsp

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a round pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic salt.


2. Place Boboli on pan. Top with barbecue sauce, spreading in a circle nearly to the edges.


3. Sprinkle chicken strips with garlic salt and seasoned salt. Break into bite-sized pieces and spread evenly on pizza crust.


4. Spread red onion, cilantro, gouda rounds and mozzarella cheese evenly on top of pizza. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly brown.


5. Slice in 8 pieces and serve with 136 Calorie Caesar Salad.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 174.3
Total Fat: 5.2 g
Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
Sodium: 523.7 mg
Total Carbs: 21.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 11.7 g
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  • CYCLISM222
    I've been wanting to make some homemade pizza, so I know what is on it! Thank you for sharing these recipes, and the useful nutritional info as well!! emoticon
    3857 days ago
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