A low fat pizza crust is the foundation for a healthy, figure-friendly pizza. Try this low carb pizza and tell us what you think.
A low fat pizza must start with a healthy pizza crust! Obvious, right? But a big, gooey crust is what I love most about pizza, so this is a particularly tough pill for me to swallow.
If you're like me and think thick, buttery crust dipped in garlic sauce is the best part of a pizza, then let's try and rethink this. After all, being creative with pizza is what makes it so fun (besides the taste of course).
The good news is, there are LOTS of great options for low fat crust, including many thin crusts, whole wheat crusts and even untraditional crusts like tortilla pizza crust, English muffins, pitas and flatbreads. Even pre-made crusts like Boboli offer a great tasting wheat crust.
But if you prefer to make your own, then here's a recipe to get you going. And please share your tasty version of a low fat pizza crust!
Recipe inspired by Azias Mommy at sparkpeople.com
Combine warm water, yeast and a little sugar in a large mixing bowl. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Add flour, salt and olive oil to yeast mixture. Mix together.
Knead for about 10 minutes or so (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer dough hook to knead) until a ball is formed. Add a bit more flour if it's too sticky.
Cover bowl/dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest on the counter for about 30 minutes.
Grease 2 pizza pans - or use Pam cooking spray
Sprinkle a little cornmeal in each pan (optional)
Divide the dough into two balls.
I like to roll each ball out a bit with a floured rolling pin.
Place each ball in a pan and stretch it out to cover the bottom of the pan. Use your fingers to make it a bit thicker around the edges.
Spread with pizza sauce recipe and toppings.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10-18 minutes or until it looks nice and bubbly.