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Fresh Tomato, Basil and Cheese Pizza

[ 6 ] 09/01/2009 |

 I LOVE PIZZA.  Period, the end.DSC_0263

However, all that cheesy goodness comes with a high price in the form of high calories.  In fact, I only had pizza once from January through July.  But that is all changing with this WW pizza recipe- it is truly divine and delicious and yummy and every other positive food adjective out there.

Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Cheese Pizza (from Weight Watchers 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grate fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet.  Brush crust with olive oil.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, leaving a 1/2 inch border around edge of crust.  Arrange tomato slices over cheese, overlapping edges; top with garlic slices, remaining 1/4 cup cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust  is golden.  Remove pizza to a cutting board, and top with fresh basil leaves.  Cut into 12 rectangular pieces.  Yield:  6 servings (serving size: 2 pieces);

WW points value: 5


Review/Modifications:

  • Instead of buying a pre-made crust, I made a Betty Crocker pizza crust and added two teaspoons of Italian cheese to the mixture.  Also, I found that I had to add a little flour to make the crust less doughy.  I rolled the crust out to the edges of my round baking sheet, then folded over the edges to make it look pretty.
  • I sprinkled Italian season over the entire crust, prior to adding the toppings.
  • Speaking of toppings, instead of sliced garlic, I use minced garlic.
  • There were three adults sharing this pizza and it was entirely gone in 5 minutes flat.  It was that good.  Seriously.  None of us could believe how good it was considering that there was ZERO tomato sauce and only a handful of cheese.  We ate the whole pizza before even touching anything else.  Given that, um, I may have had more than 5 WW points- lol.

Fresh Tom, Basil and Cheese Pizza

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About lisa: I'm a runner, duathlete and future triathlete. I love to cook, drink margaritas, socialize with friends, and I laugh with my entire body. I'm the mother of three kids (ages 8, 6 and 3.5), I turn 40 years old in 2012, and I'm trying to find a peaceful acceptance with my body. I am slowly coming into my own, finding a true passion with empowering and motivating women to conquer their fear of the unknown when taking up running for the first time. View author profile.

  • http:/www.blogger.com/profile/04725828585365049169 Jen Jen

    Thanks for posting this! I found out last year that I'm lactose intolerant and have been missing pizza ever so badly. When my boyfriend orders pizza, he refuses to order half without cheese because it's “too wierd”.

    Anyways, if I skip the cheesy dough and go lightly on the parmesan cheese, next time he orders pizza I can make one of these bad boys! With a few mushrooms and spinach of course ;)

  • Christy_TheSisterhood

    I've made this several times and it is SO YUMMY. I add extra garlic, too :) And I always make a nice salad to go with it, so it can be a meal!

  • lucidb

    That looks super YUMMLICIOUS!!! And it's vegetarian!!! YAY! Maybe I'll try it this weekend. Wonder if it tastes as good as real pizza with beer.

  • jumpnkicks

    This is such a yummy pizza.

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  • jumpnkicks

    This is such a yummy pizza.

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    This pizza looks very delicious and tasty and the best part is that its healthy. I have never tried big slices of tomato on my pizza since im not a fan of tomatos but the way you made it looks very good and i wouldnt mind trying it.