Basic Pizza



3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon milk
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus extra
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic , chopped
2 cups diced tomatoes , drained (canned or fresh)
1 teaspoon dried oregano or chopped, fresh herbs
4 ounces grated, reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Cooking Instructions

For the pizza dough:

1. Mix the water, milk and yeast together in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon.

2. Add the flour, salt and olive oil. Mix together with a wooden spoon until the dough is too thick and sticky to stir.

3. Spread a little flour on a work surface and place the dough on top of the flour. Knead the dough by pulling the dough from the sides and folding it in the middle. Keep kneading until the dough becomes a smooth ball. If it sticks to the table or to your hands, add a little more flour.

4. Rub a clean bowl with the olive oil and put the dough in it. Cover the bowl with a towel and put it in a warm place. Let the dough rise for about 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in volume.

5. Punch the raised dough down with your fist. Turn the dough over, form it into a ball again, cover, and let rise for another hour.

6. Heat the oven to 450°F. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin or use your hands to pat the dough into a circle about 12" to 14" across and 1/4"-thick. Place the dough on an oiled baking sheet.

For the topping:

1. Spread the olive oil and srinkle the garlic over the rolled dough. Sprinkle the diced tomatoes over the dough. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, leaving the edge of the pizza free.

2. Bake until nicely browned and crispy, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the pizza into 8 slices.

Serving Size: 2 slices

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
17 g
Total Carbohydrate
57 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
5 g
Total Fat
9 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
6 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
19 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
61 %
Percent Calories from Fat
21 %
Vitamin A
1022 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
6 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
6 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
5 mcg
Vitamin C
23 mg
Vitamin D
2 IU
207 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
7 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
435 mg
4 mg
155 mg
420 mg
825 mg
1 mg