My husband won a pizza contest with this pizza from Jane Brody who got it from Pizzapiazza in Lower Manhattan. He won for best tasting AND best looking pizza. Hard to believe when in competition with other cheese and meat-loaded pies. This one is full of vegetables with low-fat cheeses and homemade sauce in a whole wheat crust. Baked in a springform pan, the sides allow for an attractive design of plum tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. It's definitely worth the effort.
This recipe is quik and easy. It is low in fat and absolutely deliscious. If cut into small portions, this recipe is perfect for appitizers. If you are looking for something loaded with flavour, well, you have found the right recipe.
This is my favorite homemade pizza; these are the basic toppings though I vary sometimes depending on what's on hand. I make the dough in my bread machine and add a little garlic powder and basil or italian seasonings to the dough ingredients for extra flavor. Some measurements are approximate.
This is not a terribly cheap recipe or a terribly healthy one so it seems a bit out of character for me! But it was created when I needed something for dinner immediately and this is what I had on hand. The kids loved it!
Use refrigerated crescent rolls for the pizza dough and top with fresh sliced tomatoes and a drizzle of garlic basil oil. Finish off with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and bake. Delicious and so simple.