Quick and Hearty Pizza

Quick and Hearty Pizza

Quick and Hearty Pizza


Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup warm water
1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon basil, chopped
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into rings
1/2 cup Italian-style smoked turkey sausage, sliced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Pour water and yeast into medium bowl. Stir until completely dissolved. Using wire whisk, stir in oil, salt and whole wheat flour until blended. Using wooden spoon, stir in all-purpose flour until soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough 5 minutes.
  2. Spray medium bowl with olive-oil-flavored nonstick cooking spray. Place dough in bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest 15 to 20 minutes. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Roll out dough to about 1/2-inch thickness. Press dough into prepared pizza pan. Set aside.
  3. Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add mushrooms, garlic and 2 tablespoons water. Cook and stir over high heat 5 minutes or until water evaporates and mushrooms are lightly browned. Reduce heat to low. Add tomato sauce, basil and black pepper; mix well. Spread sauce on pizza crust. Top sauce with pepper rings, sausage and cheese. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Nutritional Information

Calories 348
Calories from Fat 23 %
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 16 g
Sodium 401 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3
Vegetable 1
Meat 1
Fat 1

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