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Classic American Pizza

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 slice (1/6 of pizza)
Prep 25 mins Bake 475°F 14 mins Stand 20 mins
Classic American Pizza
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1  recipe Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • 1/3  cup  pizza sauce
  • 1/2 3 1/2 ounce package  pizza-style Canadian-style bacon or thinly sliced, cooked turkey pepperoni
  • 2  cups  thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1  cup  shredded reduced-fat mozzarella and/or 4-cheese Italian blend cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  thinly sliced green onion
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Lightly coat a very large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Roll out Thin Crust Pizza Dough according to directions to a 12x8-inch rectangle. Slide onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. If dough has puffed up during baking, prick it generously with the tines of a fork.

2. Meanwhile, place sliced mushrooms in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100% (high) power for 2 to 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring once. Drain mushrooms. Spread partially baked crust with pizza sauce. Top with Canadian-style bacon or pepperoni and mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese.

3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onion. Slice into 6 pieces. Serve immediately.

Thin Crust Pizza Dough
Ingredients
  • 1  package  active dry yeast (2-1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  cup  warm water (100F to 105F)
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2  cups  bread flour
Directions

1. In a large bowl combine yeast, sugar, salt, water, olive oil, and flour with a wooden spoon. If needed, use wet hands to quickly work in any remaining flour (do not knead the dough). Cover the bowl with a towel and let stand at room temp for 40 to 50 minutes or until almost doubled in size. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill, covered with the towel, for 2 to 24 hours. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Shape into a ball. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Roll dough out to a 12- to 14-inch circle or a 12x8-inch rectangle. Use according to pizza recipes. For your favorite pizza: Transfer dough to a large cookie sheet or pizza pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top as desired. Bake in a 475 degrees F oven for 11 to 14 minutes or until toppings are heated through and/or cheese is melted and crust starts to brown.

Nutrition Facts (Classic American Pizza)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 270,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 48,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 14,
  • vit. A (IU) 292,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 121,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 358,
  • Potassium (mg) 249,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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