Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Stuffed Crust Personal Pizzas

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I have one of those children that say they hate something, but then 10 minutes later they are ordering it in a restaurant. My oldest boy is that kid. He claims he hates cheese. But he begs for cheeseburger hot lunch everyday. He claims he hates cheese. But he begs for gooey pizza everyday. He claims he hates cheese. But he knows how to make his own grilled cheese sandwich. You get the picture-he loves cheese.

So it seems every time we pass a Pizza Hut, we hear that crazed child shout, “Pizza Hut!!!” And you know of course what my kids love from there. Their famous Stuffed Crust Pizza.

So mommy was on a mission to make them a healthy one. And of course, this one vanished just as easily than me breaking my wallet at the pizza joint, and they were never onto my healthy scheme-hehehe.

I found this yummy pizza dough recipe by Kristin in her Kitchen and let me tell you, it is delicious! You can even make this for the adults, as a delicious clean eating meal. Yes, it passes. It is made of healthy whole wheat flour and omega full olive oil. Topped with a bit of pesto sauce and reduced fat cheeses like feta or goat cheese, some tomato slices and roasted baby spinach, you’ve got a guiltless meal.

I made my boys cheese and pepperoni, and myself pesto, cheese and pepperoni as well. And boy were these good. And I had to stuff the crusts! Just slice some low fat string cheeses in half lengthwise and in thirds cross wise and tuck the cheese pieces into the dough ends, fold over and you’ve got a surprise in each mini pizza slice. The perfect Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Stuffed Crust Personal Pizzas.

This is how you can get mini pizzas in and out of the oven in less time that it takes to have a pizza delivered. And don’t be afraid to get the kids in on this; they would love to make their own personal pizzas from start to finish.

Pizza Dough:
1 1/2 cups regular whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil

Pizza Toppings:
6 oz low fat string cheese
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
2 cups skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 oz of pepperoni
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Preheat the oven to 400F.

Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Slowly stir in the olive oil and water with a wooden spoon and mix lightly.

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Then ditch the spoon and work the mixture into a pizza dough with your hands, kneading for about 2 minutes.

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Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and flatten out into personal pizza size circles onto two large baking sheets. Be careful not to tear the dough; if you do, pinch it back. This dough is very easy to work with and very cooperative.

Cut the low fat string cheeses into 6 pieces each, cutting lengthwise, then into thirds. Eat the extra four pieces of string cheese, save for your child’s lunch box, or stuff it into the biggest cheese lover in the family’s personal pizza.

Lay out 4 pieces of string cheese onto each personal pizza.

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Fold the dough crust over the cheese pieces and pinch the dough to seal.

Bake the pizza crusts in the oven for 5-8 minutes. (If making a whole pizza, bake 5-10 minutes.)

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Remove crusts from oven and top each with 3 Tb of pizza sauce (I like to used jarred spaghetti sauce) and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Feel free to get creative using pesto sauce, alfredo sauce, olive oil or garlic butter and your favorite cheese and toppings.

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Bake these for another 8-10 minutes until the crusts have browned and the cheese is bubbling.

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Remove pizzas to a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing into 4 mini slices each. Makes 8 Personal Pizza servings around 400 calories each.

Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Stuffed Crust Personal Pizzas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 413 calories

Fat 26 g

Carbs 28 g

Protein 19 g

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Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Stuffed Crust Personal Pizzas

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 11

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Pizza Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups regular whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • For the Pizza Toppings

  • 6 oz low fat string cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz of pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Slowly stir in the olive oil and water with a wooden spoon and mix lightly.
  4. Then ditch the spoon and work the mixture into a pizza dough with your hands, kneading for about 2 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and flatten out into personal pizza size circles onto two large baking sheets. Be careful not to tear the dough; if you do, pinch it back. This dough is very easy to work with and very cooperative.
  6. Cut the low fat string cheeses into 6 pieces each, cutting lengthwise, then into thirds.
  7. Lay out 4 pieces of string cheese onto each personal pizza.
  8. Fold the dough crust over the cheese pieces and pinch the dough to seal.
  9. Bake the pizza crusts in the oven for 5-8 minutes. (If making a whole pizza, bake 5-10 minutes.)
  10. Remove crusts from oven and top each with 3 Tb of spaghetti sauce and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  11. Bake these for another 8-10 minutes until the crusts have browned and the cheese is bubbling.
  12. Remove pizzas to a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing into 4 mini slices each.

Notes

Eat the extra four pieces of string cheese, save for your child’s lunch box, or stuff it into the biggest cheese lover in the family’s personal pizza. Feel free to get creative using pesto sauce, alfredo sauce, olive oil or garlic butter and your favorite cheese and toppings.

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