I’ve been meaning to make this recipe since I saw it posted on Pinterest a week or so ago. I love the deep dish that we’ve been making lately. So when I saw this posted I had to give it a try. The original post came from squidoo.com and it gives step by step directions on how to make this.
I used the recipe from the deep dish pizza (yes the healthier version), but if you prefer the regular pizza crust, you can certainly follow the squidoo.com or even buy a pizza crust from the store. Whatever makes it easier for you and your dinner process. Since the kids love to cook with me, we make the homemade dough!!
Here’s the recipe for the dough:
Whole-Grain Pizza Crust
1 cup warm water
2 (1/4 ounce ) packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tbs honey
2 tbs olive oil (I used light olive oil)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups bread flour
1. In large bowl, combine water and yeast; let stand for 10 minutes until bubbly. Add milk, honey, olive-oil, and salt and mix well. Stir in whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and 1/2 cup bread flour; beat for 1 minute.
2. Stir in enough bread flour to make a firm dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
3. Turn dough onto floured work surface and let reset for 10 minutes. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
While the dough is rising, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the onion is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes and sugar and increase the heat to medium-high. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then lower the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until reduced to about 1¼ cups, about 25 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the basil and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer the dough ball to a dry work surface and roll out into a 13-inch disk about ¼-inch thick. Spread the pizza sauce down the middle of the dough and add your toppings. Tonight we used canadian bacon and fat free mozzarella cheese.
After putting your toppings on, take a knife or a pizza cutter and slice each side of the dough into 3/4 of an inch strips. Once you have them all cut, start to criss cross each side until the entire portion is covered.
Place on the baking (cookie) sheet and brush some melted butter (just a bit) over the top and sprinkle with oregano. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until crust is browned and cooked through.
This was amazing. I’m so glad I saw this on Pinterest. Now I have another meal to make with the same healthy dough and the same sauce.
You’ve got to try this one.
For the pizza crust:
Calories 213; Fat 3.17; Saturated Fat 0.46; Dietary Fiber 3.48; Sodium 104.52; Cholesterol 0.20
I used MyFitnessPal to calculate the sauce by scanning the tomato cans, the cheese. This came out to be under 400 calories per piece (that was for the pizza – so I am sure the calzone is smaller per piece).
Have a happy cooking weekend. Enjoy.
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking