About once a week Thomas picks up a ball of pizza dough from our local grocery store and makes us a homemade pizza. It’s such a quick and easy dinner and my favorite part, there’s essentially no clean up! I realized how easy it is to make these pizzas macro-friendly. I’m sharing a traditional pepperoni pizza recipe but you can also make it with chicken breast (do a bbq or bufflalo style or even margherita!), do a taco style pizza using lean ground beef, or if you have the fat to spare make a steak & cheese pie!
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- Fresh pizza dough from local bakery or Pillsbury Pre Made Pizza Dough
- 3 oz Boar’s Head turkey pepperoni (assuming you want all turkey pep on the pizza instead of the half & half we did)
- 2.5 cups 2% mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Prego pizza sauce
If you’re using dough from the bakery or made your own preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare area to get your dough ready, you can use a rolling pin or stretch with your hands. Flour your hands and sprinkle flour on your prep surface. Roll the dough in the flour until it is not sticky. Roll or stretch the dough carefully until you reach desired crust thickness. Place dough on pizza pan and cook 1-2 minutes, until the dough has a firm outer crust. Remove dough from oven and spread pizza sauce evenly across dough.
If you’re using PIllsbury dough follow the cook time instructions on the package.
Sprinkle cheese all over dough. Place turkey pepperoni on top and place into the oven. Our dough took 18-20 minutes, we rotated the pizza 1/4 turn very 4 minutes. Once crust is golden brown, and cheese is bubbly remove and let sit on the pan for 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!
Macros (per slice using PIllsbury dough and turkey pepperoni): 264 calories, 8g fat, 29g carbs, 18g protein, 2g fiber
Ways to Decrease Carbs: Cauliflower crust, Flatout bread, or large low carb tortilla as “crust”
Ways to Decrease Fat: Dice up chicken breast and replace pepperoni, use a blend of low fat & fat free cheese (you do want some fat in the cheese to help melt)