My family loves pizza. It is a no brainer when we have a lot of people over and need an idea for dinner, we order from our favorite pizza shop. However it is not so wallet and waist friendly for myself and my family. I decided since I was in the mood for pizza I was going to make my own. Now I do not keep yeast in my house on a daily basis, I am horrible at making bread! So I did some research on non yeast doughs and with some testing and mix and matching came up with my favorite one. I also decided to make a homemade pizza sauce just for fun and I absolutely loved mine.
Now you can top you pizza with whatever you like, but tonight I did a mushroom and pepperoni pizza so I calculated the points for that. Experiment with all different kinds of vegetables!
Here is what you will need: (pizza sauce)
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
- 1 1/2 tsp unpacked brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground thyme
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp ground red pepper
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp fennel seeds
Here is what you do: (pizza sauce)
- In a large saucepan over low heat combine all the ingredients and stir well. Cook on the stove for 15 minutes. Make sure to do taste tests. When done allow to cool slightly, set aside what you are going to use then store in a container in the fridge or freezer.
This recipe makes 3, one cup servings of sauce. Each serving is 2 points and makes a wonderful base for any kind of pizza.
Here is what you will need: (whole wheat pizza dough)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 to 1/2 cups of water
Here is what you do: (whole wheat pizza dough)
- In a large bowl combine your dry ingredients and mix well. Add in the sunflower oil and slowly add in the water 1/2 cup at a time. Use your hands to knead the dough until it becomes moist but holds together. It will not be really elastic like regular pizza dough but will resemble it. Allow to rest in the fridge for a good twenty minutes before cooking.
This dough on its own makes 9 slices, which are 3 ww points a piece. While I wouldn’t recommend eating this alone so let’s get on to the good stuff! Now to make the pizza, cut up a half cup of mushroom caps, 1 and 1/2 cup of part skim mozzarella cheese, 1 cup of the homemade pizza sauce, 1 tbsp sunflower oil, and 1 tbsp garlic powder.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly grease a flat pan with spray and spread the dough out. If you can’t make a perfect circle don’t worry (unless you have a husband like mine who likes reliving the days of working in a pizza shop) just make sure the dough is even all around with slightly thicker edges for the crust. Mix together the oil and garlic powder and lightly brush onto the crust.
- Bake the pizza dough for about ten minutes. Take it out and create your pizza. Spread the sauce on and then cheese and finally the toppings. Pop the pizza back into the oven for another 10 minutes. When done cut into 9 pieces of enjoy.
Each slice is just 5 ww points and so much more healthy then its counter parts. Toss on anything you like as long as it is healthy and enjoy!