Smoky Barbecued Chicken
Barbecue sauce, barbecued-chicken slices, red bell pepper, smoked Gouda, cilantro.
Pesto and Goat Cheese
Pesto, sliced tomato, goat cheese.
Tomato sauce or sliced tomato, pineapple chunks, Canadian bacon, sharp Cheddar.
Sautéed shrimp and garlic, chopped arugula, Parmesan, mozzarella.
Thinly sliced cooked red-skinned potatoes, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, Fontina cheese, a drizzle of heavy cream or ranch dressing.
Alfredo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, toasted walnuts, Parmesan.
Mesclun mix, sliced grape tomatoes, shaved Pecorino or Parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette. (Add toppings after baking.)
Hummus, sliced tomato, pitted Kalamata olives, green olives, crumbled Feta cheese, fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil.
More pizza ideas featured today:
Sausage, Spinach, and Provolone
Provolone Ham, Gruyere, and Shallot
Tomato, Olive, and Scallion Pizza
More Pizza-Making Essentials (and here) from Real Simple. All photos courtesy of Real Simple.
Instant Pizza Crust
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt (or vanilla yogurt for breakfast pizza)
1 cup whole wheat (or all-purpose)
1 tsp baking powder
3 Tbs low-fat milk
2 tbs light olive oil (or a specialty oil such as sunflower)
Salt to taste
For the dough, quickly knead together the yogurt, flour, baking powder, milk, 2tbs of oil, and 1/2 tsp salt. Preheat oven to 400F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a slightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thin rectangle and transfer it to the baking sheet. Pierce the dough several times with a fork. Distribute desired toppings over the dough. Bake 25-30 minutes on the middle over shelf. Serve.