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Monterey Pizza

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
Mild Monterey Jack cheese melts well and doesn't overwhelm the mango in this vegetarian pizza. Nonvegetarians can add ham or chicken to the top. Muenster, fontina, or Manchego also work in this recipe.


  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 3/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled mango (about 1 1/2 mangoes)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 finely chopped seeded jalapeño peppers

Nutrition Information

  • calories 236
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 9.3 g
  • carbohydrate 32.9 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 278 mg
  • calcium 162 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in oil and salt. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1 3/4 cups flour to yeast mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).

  2. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)

  3. Preheat oven to 500°.

  4. Punch dough down; turn out onto a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Roll into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle. Lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray.

  5. Combine mango and lime juice in a small bowl; toss well.

  6. Combine the shredded cheese and fresh cilantro in a small bowl. Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over dough. Top with jalapeño. Bake at 500° for 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned. Top with mango mixture.