Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
27 Hours 50 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 wedges)

This homemade pizza might take a little longer to make, but is totally worth the effort due to it's extremely appetizing flavors and it's low-calorie count. It makes for a great family entrée on the weekend.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 2/3 cup warm water and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook, and let stand 5 minutes or until bubbles form. Weigh or lightly spoon 75 ounces bread flour (about 1 1/2 cups) into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sprinkle 75 ounces bread flour over yeast mixture. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt. Mix at low speed for 2 minutes or until dough forms a ball. Increase speed to medium, and mix 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a medium bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down.

Step 2

Cover surface of dough with plastic wrap lightly coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Let stand, covered, for 2 hours or until dough comes to room temperature. Punch dough down. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat work surface, and sprinkle parchment with remaining 2 tablespoons bread flour. Roll dough out to a 13-inch circle. Slide the parchment and dough onto a pizza peel or flat baking sheet. Brush the dough evenly with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Cover dough lightly with plastic wrap.

Step 3

Position an oven rack in the lowest setting, and place a pizza stone on rack. Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 4

Combine milk and next 3 ingredients (through egg yolk) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add garlic to pan; cook for 3 minutes or just until butter and garlic begin to brown, stirring frequently. Add 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour to pan, and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in milk mixture, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spread sauce in an even layer over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border; sprinkle sauce evenly with cheese. Slide parchment and pizza onto preheated pizza stone. Bake at 500° for 18 minutes or until crust is golden. Arrange prosciutto on pizza, and sprinkle with chives. Cut pizza into 12 wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

July 28, 2012
I used a different crust (whole wheat), but the toppings are what we loved about this anyway. The sauce is a nice change-up from the tomato-based kind, although I did leave out the egg yolk (just didn't have any eggs in the house). Also I subbed sharp white cheddar for the Gruyere, just personal preference, which I realize is a pretty big change - but it was yummy! Threw some spring mix on top for nutrition. :)

Boopers's Review

July 03, 2012

AndiBean's Review

February 05, 2012
Love this pizza, and the boyfriend is addicted to it too. The crust makes the dish, and even better, you're instructed to make it the night before. It really cuts down on food prep time when you're hungry!

missmissa07's Review

December 28, 2011
Delicious pizza! We used premade pizza dough to save time (which probably bumped up the carbs a bit), but it turned out amazing.

gosselco's Review

October 25, 2011
Made exactly as directed in recipe. Was so YUMMY!