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Easy, Healthy Margherita Pizza

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
A traditional Italian pizza, made healthy with whole wheat dough and low-fat cheese.


  • 1 lb fresh whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-5 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Cooking spray


  • Spread the whole wheat dough on a pizza pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes (until the crust starts to puff up).
  • Brush crust with 1 tsp olive oil, sprinkle minced garlic evenly over the crust.
  • Top with sliced tomatoes until entire crust is covered, leaving a half-inch border.
  • Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 450° degrees for 10-12 minutes (until cheese/crust starts to become golden)
  • Top with sliced tomatoes until entire crust is covered, leaving a half-inch border.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle pizza evenly with sliced basil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over pizza. Cut and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 179
  Calories from Fat 40 (22%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(3%)Cholesterol 8mg
(0%)Sodium 6mg
(5%)Potassium 164mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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