Friday recipe: fresh tomato basil pizza

pizzaIf there’s a healthy way to enjoy pizza I’m all for it. I can’t resist cheese, tomatoes and a crispy crust. What’s your favorite pizza topping? Here’s a great alternative to greasy carry out:


  • 1 (14-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tomatoes (about 1 ½ pounds), cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Brush crust with olive oil. Sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, leaving a ½-inch border around edge of crust. Arrange tomato slices over cheese, overlapping edges; top with garlic slices, ¼ cup cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove pizza to a cutting board, and top with fresh basil leaves. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 12 squares.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 squares).

POINTS value: 5

Per serving:   Calories 256, Fat 8g (saturated fat 3.1g), Protein 11.8g, Carbohydrate 34.5g, Fiber 2g, Cholesterol 7mg, Iron 2.4mg, Sodium 617mg, Calcium 306mg

Source: Weight Watchers: Five Star Recipes; page85
Photo by: musicpb

4 responses to “Friday recipe: fresh tomato basil pizza

  1. That is an amazing looking pizza! I fear working with yeast so have not made any pizza dough/breads yet. Looks like Boboli is on the grocery list this week. Thanks food-lover!

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