Game Day Goodie: Sunday Night Football Pizza Fix

by | Sep 13, 2018 | Articles, Life & Style, Nutrition

What goes better with Sunday Night Football than a sizzling pizza? The good news is pizza doesn’t have to be loaded with fat and carbs, it can be high in protein and topped with veggies. With 10 grams of protein a slice, this whole wheat pizza will satisfy your crazing and help you cheer the Boys to victory!


What you will need

nonstick cooking spray

1 (16-oz.) package whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup tomato sauce, no sugar added

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 medium tomato, sliced

¼ cup whole basil leaves, torn in small pieces

fresh spinach; optional



Preheat the oven to 450° F.


Lightly coat 12-inch pizza pan with spray. Starting at the center, and moving outward, use your fingertips to press dough to ½-inch thick. Stretch dough until it won’t stretch any further. Let dough relax for 5 minutes; continue to stretch to desired diameter.


Drizzle oil over dough; spread with a pastry brush to the edges.


Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a quarter-inch border.


Layer with cheese, tomato, and basil.


Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Makes 6 slices

Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 slice)
Calories: 237, Fat: 8 gm, Protein: 10 gm, Carbohydrates: 34 gm, Fiber: 3 gm