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Tomato-basil pizza

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dietitian Tip

This made-from-scratch pizza has a chunkier sauce made from chopped fresh tomatoes or crushed canned tomatoes.


  • 1 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups canned unsalted crushed tomatoes, drained
  • 2/3 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated reduced-fat mozzarella cheese


Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a 10-inch round pizza pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt, sugar and yeast. Add the oil and warm water and mix well. Turn the dough out onto a generously floured work surface. With floured hands, knead the dough for 1 minute. If dough is too sticky, add flour 1 teaspoon at a time. Gather into a loose ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together the tomatoes, basil, black pepper and garlic powder. Roll out dough and press into the prepared baking pan. Spread the tomato mixture over the dough. Top with grated cheese.

Bake until the dough is browned and the cheese is bubbly, about 10 to 20 minutes. Cut the pizza into 8 slices and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size2 slices
Carbohydrate52 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Fiber6 g
Protein16 g
Sodium527 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Total Fat8 g

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