These mini pizzas are a quick and healthy way to enjoy this classic dish. Packed with plenty of veggies, and using a quick homemade sauce and dough, you get a complete meal and a perfect pizza portion that also works great as an option for leftovers.

EatingWell.com, April 2022

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Credit: Ali Redmond

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 55 mins
active:
40 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Dough
Tomato Sauce
Toppings

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dough: Whisk water, honey and yeast in a medium bowl. Let stand until the yeast is bubbly and foamy, about 5 minutes. Add 2½ cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon salt; use a spatula to mix well. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons flour on a clean countertop. Transfer the dough to the prepared surface; knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Roll the dough into a ball and return to the bowl; cover with a warm towel. Set aside in a warm place, free from drafts, and let rise until doubled in bulk, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce: Combine tomatoes, water, oil, basil, garlic and salt in a blender. Process until roughly blended, 10 to 15 seconds.

  • Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; pour the tomato mixture into the pan. Stir in tomato paste. Increase heat to medium-high heat; cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens and reduces to about 3½ cups, about 20 minutes.

  • To assemble pizza: Preheat oven to 450°F. Punch down the dough and divide it into 8 even pieces. Press 1 piece of the dough into an even layer in the bottom of a 5-inch cast-iron skillet. (Reserve remaining dough; see Tip to freeze.) Spread ¼ cup of sauce over the dough (see Tip for freezing extra sauce). Top with mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella and onion.

  • Bake until the crust is golden and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Equipment

5-inch cast-iron skillet

To make ahead

Wrap individual pizza dough portions in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag; freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost frozen dough in the refrigerator overnight. Freeze tomato sauce in a leakproof container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

5-inch pizza
302 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 39g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 6g; added sugar 2g; fat 12g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 18mg; vitamin a iu 1606IU; vitamin b3 niacin 4mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 14mg; vitamin d iu 6IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 82mg; vitamin k 44mg; sodium 521mg; calcium 232mg; chromium 1mcg; iron 2mg; magnesium 81mg; phosphorus 346mg; potassium 536mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 8mg; selenium 34mcg.
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