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Homemade Pizza

 Homemade Pizza
This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to use whatever toppings your family enjoys.—Marianne Edwards, Lake Stevens, Washington
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5
  • minutes. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, a cup at a time, until a
  • soft dough forms.
  • Turn onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3
  • minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain.

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Directions (continued)

  • Punch down dough; divide in half. Press each into a greased 12-in.
  • pizza pan. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano and basil; spread over
  • each crust. Top with beef mixture, green pepper and cheese.
  • Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  • Yield: 2 pizzas (3 servings each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 slices) equals 537 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 922 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.
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