Super-simple and super fast to whip up, this pizza is great for those hectic days when you want something homemade but don’t have the time to fuss. Make it healthy by adding your favorite vegetable toppings and using reduced fat cheese.
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Quick Pizza Recipe: Top a pre-baked pizza crust with plenty of diced tomatoes, sliced fresh basil and shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese and anything else you have on hand you think you’d enjoy on your pizza. Bake as directed on package or until the cheese melts and pizza is hot.
Triscuit Mini Pizza
Here’s another idea for a super-quick pizza-inspired snack!
Top Triscuit Crackers with spaghetti sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with dried oregano leaves.
Microwave 12 at a time on high, 45 to 50 seconds or until cheese melts.
Variation: Add a dash of hot popper sauce before warming in the microwave.
Another Quick Pizza Recipe: Mini Mexican Pizzas
For quick and easy appetizer pizzas, top a whole-wheat tortilla with Cheddar reduced fat shredded cheese. Heat to melt cheese and top with salsa. To crank up your calcium, serve with a zesty yogurt dip. Mix plain yogurt, taco seasoning, cilantro and fresh tomatoes.
A Bit of Pizza History
The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. The Romans developed placenta. This was a sheet of flour topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. Finally, modern pizza originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. In 1889, cheese was added.
Foods similar to pizza have been prepared since the 6th Century BC, when it is said that Persian soldiers baked flat bread covered with cheese and dates on their shields.
Pizza Trimming Tips
Choose thin-crust instead of thick-crust pizza. Ask for less cheese, and choose low-fat toppings such as onions, mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, and other vegetables.