Family-Favorite Cheese Pizza

With baking mix, you don't need to prebake the crust of this pleasing cheesy pizza.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups regular or reduced fat baking mix
1/3
cup very hot water
1/2
cup pizza sauce
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
5
slices (3/4 oz each) reduced-fat American cheese

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Steps

  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir baking mix and very hot water until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Press dough in pizza pan, using fingers dipped in baking mix; pinch edge to form 1/2-inch rim. Spread pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  • 4 Cut American cheese slices into desired shape with 2-inch cookie cutters. Arrange shapes on pizza. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until American cheese is melted.
  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir baking mix and very hot water until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Press dough in pizza pan, using fingers dipped in baking mix; pinch edge to form 1/2-inch rim. Spread pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  • 4 Cut American cheese slices into desired shape with 2-inch cookie cutters. Arrange shapes on pizza. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until American cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Get personal. Let each family member add their favorite toppings to their section of the pizza, and bake as directed.

Top hot pizza with shredded lettuce, crumbled cooked bacon and chopped fresh tomatoes for a BLT pizza.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.