Have-It-Your-Way Pizza

Here's a pizza that delivers just what the kids want on half the crust--a thin layer of pizza sauce and lots of gooey cheese. There are lots of extras on the other side for more adventurous palates.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 405
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 17.4 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 49.2 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 1222 mg
Calcium 113 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 (24-oz.) package refrigerated pizza crusts
2 plum tomatoes
8 pitted kalamata or other ripe olives
1/4 small red onion
2/3 cup pizza sauce
2 ounces crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomato
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar-mozzarella cheese blend


1. Preheat oven to 425°. Brush oil over pizza crust; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, thinly slice tomatoes, halve olives, and thinly slice onion.

3. Remove crust from oven; spread pizza sauce over pizza crust, leaving a 1-inch margin. Arrange tomato, olives, and onion over half of pizza; sprinkle with feta cheese. Sprinkle Cheddar-mozzarella cheese over remaining half of pizza.

4. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or just until cheese melts.

MENU IDEA FOR 4 * Have-It-Your-Way Pizza * BLT Caesar salad

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: olive oil * 1 (24-oz.) package refrigerated pizza crusts (we tested with Mama Mary's) * 2 plum tomatoes * 8 kalamata olives * 1 small red onion * 1 jar pizza sauce (we tested with Ragú) * 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomato * 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar-mozzarella cheese blend * 1 (8-oz.) package complete BLT Caesar salad kit (such as Fresh Express)

NOTE: Nutritional analysis is for grown-up entrée servings. For plain servings, nutritional analysis is as follows: CALORIES 445 (38% from fat); FAT 18.6g (sat 8.9g, mono 1.6g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 22.1g; CARB 44.8g; FIBER 2.6g; CHOL 40mg; IRON 2.5mg; SODIUM 1037mg; CALC 500mg

Elizabeth Taliaferro/kathleen Phillips,

Southern Living: Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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