Pesto Pizza on Whole-Wheat Dough

Pesto Pizza on Whole-Wheat Dough
Staff Writer
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This pizza is made with whole-wheat dough for a healtheir option. Also, light cheese and red pepper make this a guilt-free pizza. 

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4
Servings
331
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces whole-wheat dough
  • 1/2 Cup pesto
  • 1 Cup light mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Let the dough stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before beginning to form pizza. Form the dough into a 10-inch flat, circular shape. Spread the pesto evenly onto the dough. Place the mozzarella cheese and red pepper slices evenly on the dough. Bake the pizza for 20-25 minutes or until it is cooked all the way through. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
52µg
58%
Calcium, Ca
141mg
14%
Choline, total
30mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
58µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
191mg
27%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
774mg
52%
Water
59g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pesto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pesto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.