How can I make New York pizza healthier?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One of New York’s favorite foods gets a makeover. Watch as Dr. Oz and Weight Watchers leader Liz Josefsberg demonstrate how to make a healthier New York pizza. 

New York Pizza Makeover


1/2 lb refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
Canned crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano cheese
1 red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
Fresh basil for garnish
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cornmeal for sprinkling
Flour for dusting
Olive oil for coating pan

Makes two servings

Pre-heat oven to 450°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle, keeping the edges thicker to form a rim. Place the dough on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes, just until starting to lightly brown. Remove crust from oven and flip over.

Spoon crushed tomatoes evenly over crust and season with salt and pepper. Add your desired veggies, including peppers, onion, spinach and mushrooms. Top with mozzarella and pecorino romano cheeses. Bake until cheese is melted and veggies are tender to crisp, about 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

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