Love pizza, but you’re trying to eat clean? This Clean Eating Homemade Pizza recipe is the answer! Made with only fresh farmers market finds and a seasoned, no-yeast crust, you may never order takeout again.
Pizza is everyone’s Friday night favorite, but what do you do if you’re trying to eat clean? Next time you have a pizza craving, skip the store-bought varieties or indulgent deliveries and make this Homemade Pizza instead. Made with a no-yeast crust, a homemade marinara that uses only fresh farmers market vegetables, organic cheese, and your favorite toppings, this pizza is not only delicious, it also helps you curb those cravings while still staying true to your clean eating lifestyle!
Clean Eating Homemade Pizza Recipe
A superb pizza starts with a great base so using fresh ingredients is key to this recipe. You can obviously use a store-bought sauce, but making your sauce with fresh vegetables and herbs will set your pizza way above the rest. Make a big batch and freeze the leftover sauce to use for your next pizza night, pasta night, or even as a base for your chili.
None of this homemade crust will end up in the trash can because it’s that indulgent. A simple blend of flour, water, seasonings, and oil are all you need…no yeast required!
A little pre-baking of the crust is required, then it’s just a matter of adding the homemade marinara, organic cheese, and toppings of choice. For this particular pizza, we used lean ground turkey, but you can use whatever you’d like. If you’re a pizza purist, just top with lots of cheese and forego the additional toppings.
- 16 Roma tomatoes
- 2 small sweet peppers or 1 red bell pepper if you prefer
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
- Fresh basil, chopped, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped, to taste
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 1-2 tbsp corn starch
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
- 2 + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup water
- 1.5 cup organic mozzarella cheese, shredded
- .5 cup organic mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- Toppings of choice
- Roughly chop the vegetables, place them in the blender with the garlic, and pulse to desired consistency.
- Pour tomato mixture into a slow cooker, add chopped basil and parsley, stir, then add in the 2 bay leaves.
- Cover and simmer on low for 4-6 hours.
- If you find that your sauce is too thin after simmering, make a thick paste with some corn starch and water and mix it into the sauce, allowing a little time to thicken before serving.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix flour and seasoning, then mix in the water and 2 tablespoons of oil until dough consistency.
- Roll dough into a ball, roll the ball in the remaining oil to cover completely.
- Form the dough into a round crust using your hands to work from the center out on a pizza stone or pan. Crimp up the sides to form the crust to hold the toppings.
- Before topping, poke several holes in the crust’s bottom, and pre-bake on the middle rack of your oven on 425ºF for 5-6 minutes.
- Spread desired amount of sauce on partially baked pizza crust.
- Cover with cheese blend.
- Add toppings of choice.
- Bake at 425ºF for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden and cheese is a nice golden brown.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: If you don't have time to make the sauce completely from scratch, substitute 2 15-oz cans of organic tomato sauce for the fresh tomatoes, and use 1 can of Ro*Tel® instead of the fresh peppers and onions. Add all of the ingredients to a pan on the stovetop and simmer for up to an hour.
Although we know the ingredient list and process might sound a little daunting, this pizza is completely worth it and the fresh flavors come out in every bite! If you make plenty of sauce on your weekly meal prep day, just pull a container of sauce out of the freezer, thaw it, make your crust, and your pizza can be ready in about 30 minutes which is a lot less time than most deliveries!
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