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Cooper Guiltless and Delicious Pizza Recipe

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Cooper Guiltless and Delicious Pizza Recipe






  • 1/2 of raw pizza dough ball (8 oz.) (from Whole Foods Market)
  • 1/3 cup Muir Glen Pizza Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • Pizza toppings: variations are endless: diced peppers, olives, artichoke pieces, cooked diced chicken, diced onion, sliced mushrooms, grape tomatoes halves, pineapple tidbits, Canadian bacon, fresh basil etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 500° and position the oven rack to the middle of the oven.
  2. This is super easy if you have a silpat (non stick oven safe cookie sheet liner). Place the dough in the middle of the silpat and using a rolling pin, or your hands, roll out the dough evenly to create a thin crust.
  3. Place the silpat on a cookie sheet and begin creating your pizza.
  4. Distribute pizza sauce on dough and layer the toppings.
  5. Place pizza in preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes.
  6. After pizza has cooked for 6 minutes open oven and turn pan to ensure even cooking. Check pizza as cooking times will vary depending on oven variations and toppings.
  7. Remove pizza from oven and carefully move cooked pizza off of silpat and onto a cutting surface. Cut with a pizza roller or sharp knife.

Tip: Purchase toppings for your pizza from your local salad bar.


  • A silpat makes this easy and no additional oil is needed for the dough, but other pizza pans can be used.
  • Freeze remaining pizza dough. It will defrost in less than one hour.
  • Freeze remaining pizza sauce in 1/3 cup containers.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 200
Sodium: 282 mg
Fat: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 25 g
Cholesterol: 71 mg

Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services