Homemade Pizza! Fast and easy

If you have a bread machine ( I think every busy family should have one) You will love making this pizza!  Of course, your don't have to use a bread machine you can just knead and let rise by hand.

I made this Pizza using the 2 lb recipe and leftover grilled vegetables and chicken
and instead of a red or white sauce I generously brushed it with my Balsamic Dressing.

Recipe From te Cuisinart Bread machine cookbook:

I used my  cookie sheet pan withSilpatpat mat - no sticking and a greatr crispy crust.  I would prefer an outdoor brick oven and as soon as we buy a house out here in Texas and Steve builds me one I'll have to stick to my not so nice, fluctuating temperature oven.  

After I stretch the dough out to fit the pan - I am sure there is an easier way of doing it than my way - but  it gets to where it needs to be. Bake for about ten minutes at 425. Then  I layer the dough with whatever leafy greens I have in the fridge.  With this Pizza, I used a spring greens salad mix. then I added leftover roasted vegetables, Mushrooms chicken  and

 (here s a little secret) - I added a large can of diced tomatoes.  I drain the can and rinse  it thoroughly.  In a bowl, I add a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, a healthy dose of dried basil ( fresh would be even better), salt and pepper and let the tomatoes sit.  I start these when I have the dough in the machine so it gives them a good hour to marinate, they taste fresh and delicious. 

I brush on more dressing and then place in the oven till the crust os golden, with a mat I can peek under the crust to make sure it is done .

We  try to avoid cheese - this pizza does not need it.  You could add it if you would like. 

This is actually pretty low in calories.  The whole pizza would be about 1600 calories and if you cut it into 6 pieces  that would be 266 a slice of whole grain, whole food pizza.

Try it you will like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


Yummy - I make my own pizza dough by hand as we don't need a big pizza - it's a bit of by guess and by golly, but it works :-)

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