Regional Favorites: Perfect Pizzas

These unique pizzas really deliver! To create any of these delicious pizzas at home, roll a 1-pound ball of fresh dough into a 14-inch base. Add the ingredients, and then bake according to package directions.

Smoked Salmon & Dill Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

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Pizza has become an integral part of American food culture, with each part of the country giving it their own flavorful touch.

The Northeast likes to top their pies with Smoked Salmon & Dill.

BASE: 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice + 1/2 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

TOPPINGS: 4 ounces sliced smoked salmon + 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion + 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 203; FAT 5.1g (sat 1.9g); SODIUM 529mg

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Margherita Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

East: Margherita Pizza

BASE: 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

TOPPINGS: 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese + 1/3 cup small fresh basil leaves.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 194; FAT 4.9g (sat 1.9g); SODIUM 369mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach & Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

Southeast: Peach & Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza

BASE: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

TOPPINGS: 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese + 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken breast + 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese + 1 thinly sliced unpeeled peach + 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 205; FAT 4.1g (sat 1.2g); SODIUM 423mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken & Cheddar Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

South: Chicken & Cheddar Pizza

BASE: 1/2 cup ready-made barbecue sauce

TOPPINGS: 1/2 cup sliced roasted chicken breast + 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup sliced red onion + 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 202; FAT 4.2g (sat 1.6g); SODIUM 504mg

 

Peppered Prosciutto & Parmesan Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

Midwest: Peppered Prosciutto & Parmesan Pizza

BASE: 1 tablespoon olive oil

TOPPINGS: 3 ounces sliced prosciutto + 1/3 cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese + 4 cups fresh baby arugula + cracked black pepper.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 203; FAT 5.5g (sat 1.3g); SODIUM 561mg

 

 

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

West: Chicken Pesto Pizza

BASE:  3 tablespoons prepared pesto

TOPPINGS: 1/2 cup shredded roasted chicken breast + 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper + 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 204; FAT 5.2g (sat 1.1g); SODIUM 420mg

 

 

 

Hawaiian Pepperoni Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

West: Hawaiian Pepperoni Pizza

BASE: 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

TOPPINGS: 3 ounces turkey pepperoni slices + 3/4 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) + 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 200; FAT 3.8g (sat 0.9g); SODIUM 589mg

 

 

 

 

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza

Photo: Oxmoor House

Northwest: Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza

BASE: 1 tablespoon olive oil

TOPPINGS: 6 ounces sliced roasted beets + 3 tablespoons toasted walnut halves + 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese + 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 202; FAT 5.6g (sat 0.8g); SODIUM 393mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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