Mama Jen’s Friday Night Pizza

You know how I’m always talking about the 80/20 rule?  Well, pizza is definitely a treat food but you gotta have balance right?

Many of you have asked me how to make a healthier pizza so here it is!


1 fresh whole wheat pizza dough from TJ’s

2 cubes of frozen chopped garlic from TJ’s – fresh is fine too

2 cubes of frozen chopped basil from TJ’s – fresh is fine too

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 cup of shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup of chopped mushroom

4 slices of good quality prosciutto

1/4 cup of Kalamata olives chopped

3 tblsp of graded parmesan cheese



Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Let dough sit out for 20-25 minutes on a floured board.  Roll out dough with a roller or you can use your hands.  Prepare a cookie sheet with a little olive oil spread around.  Place dough onto cookie sheet.

Melt garlic and basic cubes in the microwave for about 20 seconds and add 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Use a spoon to spread around garlic and basil mixture on top of pizza.

Add mozzarella cheese, then prosciutto slices, red bell peppers, mushrooms, olives and top off with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes until dough is crisp on the outside and cheese is slightly browned on top.


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