- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 package quick-rise yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
- 1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- Cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons cornmeal
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- calories 221
- caloriesfromfat 24 %
- fat 5.8 g
- satfat 3 g
- monofat 1.9 g
- polyfat 0.4 g
- protein 11.2 g
- carbohydrate 30.4 g
- fiber 1.4 g
- cholesterol 16 mg
- iron 2 mg
- sodium 338 mg
- calcium 199 mg
How to Make It
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add 1 1/4 cups flour, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir to form a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; turn to coat top. Cover; let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 450°.
Punch dough down; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a baking sheet or 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Crimp edges of dough to form a rim. Let dough stand, covered, 10 minutes.
Place a small saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, oregano, cilantro, fennel seeds, pepper, and tomato sauce; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally. Spread sauce over pizza crust; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden. Remove pizza to cutting board; cut into wedges.