Pesto Pizza on Whole-Wheat Dough

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Pesto Pizza on Whole-Wheat Dough
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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
584
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
66%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
17g
35%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
331µg
37%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.7%
Vitamin C
52mg
87%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
342µg
100%
Calcium
417mg
42%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
90µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
245µg
61%
Folic acid
91µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
325mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
439mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.1%
Sodium
1204mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
23.1%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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