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Pizza From Scratch

4 servings

Pizza is still on the menu! Skip the cheese and top your pizza with lots of vegetables and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

About the Recipe

404 Calories · 13.6 g Protein · 7.3 g Fiber


Makes 4 Servings

  • active dry yeast (1 tbsp.)
  • warm water, divided in two (1 cup)
  • flour (3 cups, plus more to sprinkle)
  • salt (1 tsp.)
  • tomatoes (1 can)
  • tomato paste (1 can)
  • garlic powder (1 tsp.)
  • fresh basil (1/2 tsp.)
  • oregano powder (1/2 tsp.)
  • dry thyme (1/2 tsp.)


  1. In a small dish dissolve the yeast with 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. In a deep dish, mix the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture. Add another 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough forms.

  3. Transfer to floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Form a ball with the dough and transfer to a deep dish, cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let stand near the oven or on a warm surface for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

  4. Knead for another 15 seconds, shape, and place on baking sheet or pizza pan. Mix crushed tomatoes (equivalent to a 25-ounce can), tomato paste (equivalent to a small, 6-ounce can), garlic powder, basil (about 6 leaves), oregano, and thyme. Add salt if desired. Spread evenly on the base of the pizza to your liking. Reserve extra sauce for future use and freeze if needed. 

  5. Add desired toppings to the pizza and put in the oven at 400 F (204 C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until the base is slightly browned.

  6. Ideas for pizza toppings: onions, diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, garlic, sliced olives, extra basil, broccoli, spinach, or arugula.

  7. Note: you can use a premade pizza dough or low-sodium pizza sauce to save time.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving
Calories: 404
Fat: 1.5 g
     Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
     Calories from Fat: 3.3%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 13.6 g
Carbohydrates: 84.7 g
Sugar: 6.8 g
Fiber: 7.3 g
Sodium: 629 mg
Calcium: 68 mg
Iron: 6.4 mg
Vitamin C: 20.7 mg
Beta-Carotene: 636 mcg
Vitamin E: 2.4 mg

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