Low Sodium Meat Lover’s Pizza

2012-10-06
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  • Yield : 16 slices
  • Servings : 16
  • Prep Time : 1:30 h
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 2:0 h

Meat pizza is one of the largest sources of sodium in the typical American diet.  This low-sodium version has all of the flavor of  your favorite meat pizza without all of the salt!  Try different low sodium ingredients for a unique low sodium flavor profile that’s all your own!

Look for a fresh mozzarella that is low in sodium.  The mozzarella that we used in this recipe has 40 mg of sodium in a 1-ounce serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 package yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water (approximately 110°F)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 10 ounces low sodium fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 recipe Fresh Low Sodium Pizza Sauce
  • 1 recipe Savory Italian Pork Sausage

Method

Step 1

Combine yeast, honey, and water. Let sit for 10 minutes to proof the yeast.

Step 2

Pour olive oil into yeast mixture. Add flour in 1/2 cup increments until the dough reaches the proper consistency (stretchy, pasty, but no longer sticks to the side of the bowl). Knead dough until smooth, with a slight sheen (7-10 minutes).

Step 3

Place dough in a bowl coated with olive oil. Turn dough to coat. Cover bowl with moist cloth and place in warm place. Allow dough to rise until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour. About 45 minutes into the rise time, begin preheating the pizza stone by placing it in an oven at 500°F.

Step 4

Coat a pizza peel with corn meal and stretch 1/2 of dough onto the peel to a diameter of approximately 14 inches. Repeat with second half of dough.

Step 5

Place 1/2 of sauce, cheese, sausage, and onion (in that order) on each pizza. After the pizza stone has been preheating for 20 to 25 minutes, slide the pizzas onto the stone. Reduce heat to 475°F. Bake for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Remove pizzas from oven using pizza peel and slide onto plate or serving dish. Spread fresh basil leaves on top. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    401
  • Sodium

    71.7 mg
  • Total Fat

    22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    7.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    60.4 mg
  • Carbohydrates

    29.6 g
  • Fiber

    1.2 g
  • Sugars

    3.5 g
  • Protein

    20.4 g

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