Pizza Ideas

There is no limit to what you can do with a pizza and here are some ideas that we have used in the past with great success.  Remember, there are no rules when it comes to pizza so be creative!

Toss it!  Great messy fun with your kids.

LOW CALORIE PIZZA

It seems like everyone is always on a diet.  Here is an easy yet delicious low cal pizza recipe (and you know you were looking for healthy pizza recipes) that is always popular.

Step One

Start with our basic pizza dough recipe but leave out the olive oil.  Roll out the dough and place on a baking sheet or your pizza stone and crimp the edges.

Step Two

Top with 2 tomatoes that you have chopped and drained, 1 thinly sliced onion (you can use caramelized onions but they will add some fat and calories), 1 green pepper thinly sliced, fresh sliced mushrooms (around 6 in total).  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.  Top with 3/4 cup grated mozzarella.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Delicious and low fat.

Skillet Pizza

skillet pizza

My grandmother used her cast iron skillets all of the time and I finally figured out how important they were when I inherited two of grandma's.  This is a fun recipe that you can make in your skillet if on oven is not available.  The crust will get nice and brown but you will not get a crisp top.  Also, use cooked meats for your toppings.

Step One

Use about 1/4 recipe of our basic pizza dough recipe.

Step Two

Use 1 cup of our basic pizza sauce recipe.

Step Three

Add 3 teaspoons olive oil to your skillet.  Swirl it around the bottom and sides, making sure the inside surface is well coated.

Step Four

Roll out your dough and fit it into the skillet.  It's okay if it goes up the sides some, make sure that you fix any tears.  Brush the dough with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

Step Five

Add your pizza sauce and spread it over all of the dough.  Add any toppings that you would like (sausage, peppers, pepperoni etc) but don't layer them too thickly.  Cover with 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese and crush 1 teaspoon of dried oregano over the pizza.  Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, checking to make sure the dough isn't burning.  Add 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese over the pizza, cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes.  You will be able to slide the pizza right out of your skillet onto your cutting board.