Individualized Homemade Pizzas—Fresh Family Fun

Friday, September 18, 2020
Homemade Healthy Pizza on Celebrate Dinner Plate

Individualized pizzas are an easy inspiration at home that is smile-making, delicious and able to be personalized to each person’s eating style. Because it is freshly made it is more tasty and satisfying than a frozen or take out pizza. Also, as it is homemade, you can control the ingredients that go into each pizza so the calories, fat, salt as well as protein can be tailored to your needs. It makes for a fun family DIY dinner when you are ready for a little celebrating or…just because.

It is possible to make your own pizza dough, however, to make it even easier, we buy ready made dough at the grocery store. We have found that Whole Foods has whole-wheat fresh pizza dough in the refrigerator section and King Soopers has regular white flour pizza dough in their refrigerator section. It is possible to freeze the dough so buy two and freeze one in anticipation of another fun pizza night ahead.

Homemade Pizza Ingredients sorted out using Livliga portion control tableware tools


  • Store bought whole wheat pizza dough
  • ¾ cup low-fat store-bought marinara sauce
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces turkey sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 whole bottled pepperoncini, stems removed and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1½ cups shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Cooking Spray, olive oil
  • Cornmeal for cookie sheet
  • Flour for rolling out dough
  • Pizza Hot Stone

Rolled out pizza dough on a cookie sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal. Prick the dough in about 8 places with a fork.


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F or highest setting.
  2. Separate dough into 4 equal parts rolled into a ball.  Place them on a plate or cutting board that has been sprayed with cooking spray and let warm and rise until about double (should take about 45 minutes). Roll out each ball separately into 9 in rounds on a lightly floured surface. Pinch together any tears.
  3. Place the rolled out dough on a cookie sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal. Prick the dough in about 8 places with a fork. Transfer the pizza round to the pizza stone. Cook for 2-3 minutes until underside is browned. Remove from oven. Repeat process with each pizza round.
  4. Flip the cooked dough over to place toppings. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the marinara sauce onto each crust, leaving ½ inch border. Scatter ¼ of the basil, mushrooms, cooked sausage, and pepperoncini evenly over the sauce on each pizza. 
  5. Mix the cheeses together and scatter ¼ of the mixture over the top of each pizza.
  6. One at a time slide the pizzas back on to the pizza stone. Bake until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown and the crust is browned and crispy, 3-4 minutes.
  7. Cut the pizzas into wedges and serve hot.
Finished Homemade Pizza on Celebrate Portion Control Dinner Plate Pattern

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 pizza. Calories: 320; Fat 10g; Sodium 1013g; Carbohydrates 36g; Fiber 6g; Protein 21g.

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