On this #meatlessmonday I’m sharing my favorite, super easy, quick and pretty healthy pizza dough recipe.
- 2 cups of all purpose flour (you can mix 1 cup all purpose and 3/4 cup whole grain, so the dough will have more fiber).
- 2 teaspoons dried instant yeast.
- 1 cup of warm water.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- 1/2 tsp salt
Dissolve the instant yeast in the warm water and then put it with the rest of the ingredients in your mixer and knead it for about 8 minutes. Marco is a great little helper with this recipe!
Note: You can also just add all the ingredients to your mixing bowl and let it knead until it integrates. This recipe is for a super-busy cook 🙂
Once it looks like an integrated dough, let it rest cover with a kitchen cloth for a minimum of 30 minutes.
In the meantime, we can prepare the sauce. You’ll need one can of organic diced tomatoes and one clove of garlic.
Blend the tomatoes and put the tomato purée, the garlic (cut it in half and remove the sprout, first), salt and a pinch of sugar in a sauce-pan. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to minimum and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Turn the oven to 350F. Prepare a non-stick cookie pan.
I don’t use oil on the pan because it’s non-stick, but if you need you can spray some oil on it to prevent the dough to adhere to the pan. If you don’t have a rolling pin, try to flat the dough with your hands, use extra flour if you need (but not much!)
I like thicker pizzas and my husband likes thiner pizzas. We vary from time to time so everyone gets what we want.
Extend the dough thru the cookie pan and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
The pizza dough is now ready. At this point you can also let it cool and freeze it if you’d like to. This dough lasts 3 months in your freezer.
Add the sauce, organic mozzarella cheese and everything you’d like on top of it. I made mine with just plain organic mozzarella and other with asparagus and some brie cheese.
Bake the pizza for 6 more minutes.
You can also bake it a little longer (8-10 minutes) and broil it for 2 -4 minutes for an extra golden look.
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For extra flavor: in a small bowl mixed 1 tbsp or dried oregano, 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 crushed garlic. Add drops of these flavored oil all around your pizza 3 minutes before taking it our of the oven… No one will resist!