BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

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fullsizerender-1Ingredients:
4 Naan bread flats
1 lb. chicken breast
16 oz. BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
4 tbsp crushed pineapple
1 c shredded mozzarella
4 scallions, diced

Directions:
1. Place chicken in crock pot. Cover with BBQ sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours. At the end of the cook time, remove chicken from crock pot. Shred. Return to crock pot.
2. Preheat oven to 400°. Place naan flats on baking sheet. Top each flat with about 1/3 c BBQ chicken on bottom, 1 tbsp crushed pineapple, 1/4 c mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle with scallions.
3. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Slice each flat into quarters.

Yields 4 servings

 

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Veggie Pizza

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veggie pizzaIngredients:

**Crescent roll dough (I make a double batch of homemade crescent roll dough)
12 oz. 1/3 less fat original cream cheese
1 packet ranch seasoning packet
1 c broccoli florets, chopped
1 c cauliflower, chopped
1/2 c carrots, chopped
1 1/2 c Colby Jack cheese, shredded
 
**I use a homemade crescent roll dough, but you can definitely use premade, store-bought dough.

Directions:

veggie pizza 31. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Roll out crescent dough so it covers a 12×16″ ungreased pan. Cook dough for 10-13 minutes or until cooked through.
3. Cool crust completely (about an hour).
4. In a small dish, combine cream cheese and ranch packet. When crust is completely cool, spread cream cheese mixture onto crescent crust.
5. Sprinkle cheese on top of cream cheese mixture. Top with chopped vegetables.
6. Cut into 16 equal squares.
 
 
Yields 16 servings, serving size 1 piece

Ham & Pineapple Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust

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pizzaIngredients:

for the pizza dough-
1 1/2 c water
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
4 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c wheat germ
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
 
to brush on the crust-
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
toppings-
1/2 c pizza sauce
3/4 c 2% mozzarella cheese
1/3 c fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 c Canadian bacon, chopped

Directions:

1. Add ingredients for the pizza dough to bread maker. Follow manufacturer’s directions for adding ingredients. My bread maker suggests adding the ingredients in the order listed. Set bread maker for a large loaf on the dough setting.
pizza crust2. When bread maker is finished, remove dough from pan. Using your hands, stretch and pull dough until it is even all the way around and about 1/4″ thickness. Place on an ungreased pizza pan. Allow to rise for 1 hour in a draft-free, warm place. (I usually just put it in my oven, turned off, with the light on.)
3. After final rise, mix together the ingredients to brush on the crust. In a small dish, combine 1 tbsp oil, Italian seasoning, and  garlic powder. Brush mixture about 2 inches around the outside edge of the pizza dough for the crust.
4. Bake in oven for 7 minutes. Remove and top with pizza sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple.  
5. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until pizza is golden brown and dough is cooked through.  Cut into 8 pieces.
 
if cut into 8:  
Yields 8 servings, serving size 1 piece
5 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System

Pineapple, Pepper, Chicken Pizza

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gf pizzaIngredients:

Gluten free whole grain pizza crust mix (I like and use Bob’s Red Mill)
2 eggs
1 1/2 c warm water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
yeast packet (comes with the pizza crust mix)
3 Cajun seasoned grilled chicken tenders, chopped
1/4 c tri-colored peppers, diced
1/3 c pineapple tidbits in 100% pineapple juice, drained
1/2 c pizza sauce (I use an organic, no sugar added brand)

Directions:

gf pizza 21. Combine water and yeast packet in large bowl. Let stand for about 5 minutes. 
2. Add eggs and oil to water/yeast mixture. Mix briefly until egg yolks are broken and stated to mix together (no longer than 1 minute). 
3. Add in dry pizza mix and mix for about 1 minute or until well combined. Leave in bowl, split in half, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 20 minutes. 
4. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
5. Place pizza dough on prepared pizza pan. Using wet hands, spread dough out evenly on pizza pan. If dough starts to stick to fingers, rewet fingers with water.    
6. Bake pizza crust, without toppings for 7 minutes in oven. 
7. Remove pizza crust, top with pizza sauce, peppers, pineapple, and chicken pieces. Place pizza back in oven and cook an additional 15 minutes. 
8. Cut pizza into 8 slices with pizza cutter. 
 
Yields 4 servings, serving size 2 pieces

Pepperoni Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust

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pepperoni pizza

for the crust-
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 c warm water
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
for the toppings-
1 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch of garlic powder
2/3 c pizza sauce
1 c reduced fat mozzarella cheese
24 turkey pepperoni slices

Directions:

We have usually have to do half cheese and half pepperoni at my house for those picky eaters :)

We have usually have to do half cheese and half pepperoni at my house for those picky eaters 🙂

1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in stand mixer mixing bowl. Add water and 1 tbsp of oil into bowl with dry ingredients.

2. Knead dough for 5 minutes with dough hook attachment. Dough should pull away from the sides and form a nice ball.
3. Remove ball of dough from bowl and spray mixing bowl with non-stick cooking spray and return dough ball to bowl. Toss to coat dough with non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap or dish towel. Set in a warm area for 20 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 450°. Set out a pizza pan.
5. Remove dough from mixing bowl. Spread dough out with hands (do not use rolling pin) on pizza pan all the way to the edge of the pan. Make sure dough is an even thickness all the way around.
6. In a small dish, combine remaining 1 tbsp oil, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of garlic powder. Brush mixture about 2 inches around the outside edge of the pizza dough for the crust.
7. Spread pizza sauce inside the ring you just made with the oil mixture, leaving about 2″ around the outside for the crust. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until pizza is golden brown and dough is cooked through. Remove from oven and cut into 8 or 12 pieces.if cut into 8:
Yields 8 servings, serving size 1 piece
6 points on Weight Watchers Points+ Systemif cut into 12:
Yields 6 servings, serving size 2 pieces
8 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System (4 points/slice)

I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

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pizza pull apart 1Ingredients:

2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp sugar
1 c warm water
2 c fat free shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 tbsp active yeast, dry
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp garlic powder
20 slices Hormel Pepperoni, Turkey
1 cup Prego Pizza Sauce
bundt pan 

Directions:

pizza pull apart1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in stand mixer mixing bowl. Add water and 1 tbsp of oil into bowl with dry ingredients. Knead dough for 5 minutes with dough hook attachment.
2. Scrape dough down from sides and remove dough from bowl. Spray mixing bowl with non-stick cooking spray and return dough ball to bowl. Toss to coat dough with non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm area for 20 minutes to let rise.
3. Preheat oven to 450.
pizza pull apart 24. Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter top. Press dough with finger tips to stretch out to a larger circle (do not use rolling pin). I kept my pretty thick, maybe 8-10 inches in diameter. 
5. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into horizontal strips. Then, cut vertically to create small square pieces of dough. 
6. Pour the remaining 1 tbsp of oil and garlic powder to mixing bowl. Add cut pieces of dough and toss until all pieces are coated well. 
7. Layer half of the dough evenly in the bottom of a bundt pan. Sprinkle 1 c mozzarella cheese over dough pieces. Add 10 turkey pepperoni slices on top of cheese. Add remaining dough pieces and layer again with 1 c mozzarella cheese and top with remaining 10 turkey pepperonis. 
8. Bake 12-15 minutes.
9. Turn pizza bread out onto large plate. Cut into 8 equal sections. Serve with 2 tbsp pizza sauce on the side for dipping.
 
Yields 8 servings, serving size 1 piece
6 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System
 
I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.

Homemade Taco Pizza

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photo 2 (91)Ingredients:

for the crust-
2 ½ c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 c warm water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch garlic powder
Toppings-
3/4 c fat free refried beans
1/2 lb. extra lean ground hamburger
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1/4 c water
1 c lettuce, shredded
1/2 c fat free cheddar cheese, shredded
1 oz. tortilla chips, crushed (about 7 of the large restaurant style chips)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 c tomato, diced (I left these off)
(optional) taco sauce
(optional) sour cream

Directions:

photo 1 (92)1. Prepare the crust. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in your stand mixer mixing bowl. Add water and 1 tbsp of oil into bowl with dry ingredients. Knead dough for 5 minutes with dough hook attachment.
5. Scrape dough down and remove from bowl. Spray mixing bowl with non-stick cooking spray and return dough ball to bowl. Toss to coat dough with non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm area for 20 minutes to let rise.
3. With about 5 min. remaining of dough rise time, brown hamburger in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease and discard. Add taco seasoning and water to hamburger and simmer for a few minutes until water is absorbed into meat and seasoning. Turn off heat and set meat aside.
photo 3 (57)11. Remove dough from mixing bowl. Spread dough out with hands (do not use rolling pin) on greased pizza pan all the way to the edge of the pan. Make sure dough is an even thickness all the way around.
12. In a small dish, combine remaining 1 tbsp oil, Italian seasoning, and dash of garlic powder. Brush mixture about 2 inches around the outside edge of the pizza dough for the crust.
13. Spread refried beans inside the ring you just made with the oil mixture, leaving about 2″ around the outside for the crust. Top with hambruger. 
14. Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes or until pizza is golden brown and dough is cooked through. Remove from oven, top with cheese, lettuce, onion, chips, and tomato (if desired). Cut into 8 or 12 pieces.
 
if cut into 8:  
Yields 8 servings, serving size 1 piece
7 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System
 
if cut into 12:
Yields 6 servings, serving size 2 pieces
9 points on Weight Watchers Points+ System (4.5 points/slice)
I am in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers.

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