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Welcome to Kate’s Kitchen with Teens.

A homemade pizza is healthier, quicker and less expensive than delivery or frozen pizza!

Servings: 4

What you need:

Cooking spray

1 pre-made pizza dough (whole wheat or white)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic

¼ tsp. oregano

1 ½ cups of whole tomatoes (1-15 ounce can)

⅓ cup of packed fresh basil leaves (torn)

3 ounces of fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 450 F. Roll out the dough into a round circle to fit the pizza stone. Spray the pizza stone with cooking spray. Place the dough on the pizza stone and let it rest. Heat the olive oil in a small to medium size skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and oregano and saute for 1 minute (do not burn the garlic!); add the tomatoes, crushing them as you go and let them simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened. Spread the sauce over the dough. Add the fresh basil and mozzarella slices on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is browned on the edges and the cheese is melted.

Nutritionist Jill Castle shows teens how to make a homemade pizza that is healthier, faster, tastier, and less expensive than ordering a pizza for delivery.

Servings: 4-6

What You Need:

1 pre-made whole grain pizza crusts (from the deli)

1-2 teaspoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green pepper, small dice

1 pound lean hamburger meat (90% lean or more)

1 can fire-roasted diced tomato, drained

1 small can of tomato paste

1 teaspoon each of basil and oregano

salt and pepper

1 package of pre-sliced mozzarella cheese (or shredded)


Pre-heat the oven to 450 F. Knead and stretch the dough into a pizza dough shape. (Watch video for instructions). Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray and lay the dough on top, making sure to make a rim around the edges. In a large skillet, saute the onions and green pepper in oil until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the hamburger meat and cook until browned through. Add the drained tomatoes, turn off the heat and mix. Spread the tomato paste over the dough and sprinkle the herbs, salt and pepper on top. Add the meat mixture and top; lay the sliced mozzarella on top of hamburger. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until crust is browned along the edges.