Thursday, January 14, 2010

Healthy Recipe: Four-Cheese Pepperoni-Vegetable Pizza

I got some new WW cookbooks recently and have enjoyed trying out some new recipes.  I was excited to try this homemade pizza from the WW Comfort Classics cookbook!  Don't try comparing it to pizza that you order - it's totally different.  It tastes light and healthy, but yummy.  You could certainly add more spices to the sauce or while cooking the vegetables and add on whatever vegetables you like.  I would also like to try this with Canadian Bacon instead of the turkey pepperoni.

Four-Cheese Pepperoni-Vegetable Pizza

1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 oz. white mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 pound refrigerated or thawed frozen pizza dough, at room temp
3/4 cup fat-free marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Italian four-cheese blend
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
36 slices turkey pepperoni

1.  Adjust oven racks to divide oven in thirds and preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Spray a 10 1/2x15 1/2 - in. jelly-roll pan with nonstick spray.

2.  Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over med-hi heat.  Add onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has evaporated, 8-10 minutes.  Stir in the tomatoes and cook 1 minute.

3.  With floured hands, press the dough over the bottom of the prepared pan.  If the dough shrinks back, let it rest a few minutes before pressing again.  Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the dough.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese blend and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan.  Top evenly with onion mixture and pepperoni.

4.  Bake on lowest oven rack until crust is browned on the bottom, 12-15 minutes.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup shredded cheese blend and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.  Bake until the cheese melts, 4-5 minutes longer.  

Per serving (1/12th of pizza): 190 cal, 7 g fat, 2 g fiber, 4 WW pts
Whole pizza = 48 WW pts (We cut ours into 8 pieces - 6 pts each)
Do you have a lower calorie/lower fat version of pizza that you like?  I'd love to try another one!  Let me know if you try this recipe and if you make some changes to it!

I'm linking this to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!

Have a healthy day!

Lisa  :)


  1. That looks amazing and the new look on the blog is awesome!

  2. Okay, I have to try this! It sounds (and looks!) absolutely amazing.

  3. We love broccoli as a pizza topping, And I usually use shredded chicken (tossed w/ Italian seasonings and garlic powder) as the meat instead of pepperoni. Not sure if that would make a huge difference since you're already using turkey pepperoni.


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