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Two Cheese Pizza

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 45 min.
Serve your pizza with fresh fruit and a mixed green salad garnished with red beans to balance your meal.


  • 2 Tbs whole wheat flour
  • 1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 4 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into strips


  • Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  • Spread whole wheat flour over working surface. Roll out dough with rolling pin to desired crust thickness.
  • Coat cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray. Transfer pizza crust to cookie sheet. Brush olive oil over crust.
  • Mix low-fat ricotta cheese with dried basil, onion, garlic, and salt. Spread this mixture over crust.
  • Sprinkle crust with part-skim mozzarella cheese. Top cheese with mushrooms and red pepper.
  • Bake at 425 °F for 13-15 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is deep golden brown.
  • Cut into 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 185
  Calories from Fat 70 (38%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(5%)Cholesterol 14mg
(5%)Sodium 110mg
(5%)Potassium 186mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)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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