Garden Pizza

You don't need to go to Italy just to get the best tasting pizza. You can do it right inside your homes! Plus, you can make it healthier! Use oats as part of your dough.



  • 2/3 cup warm water (105ºF – 115ºF)
  • 1 ¼ ounce package (about 2 ¼ tsps.) quick rising yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsps. sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Quaker Quick Cooking or Old Fashioned Oats
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, divided into 4
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated, divided into 4
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped or 4 tsps. dried basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)


1 In small bowl, combine water, yeast, oil and sugar; and let the mixture stand for 10 minutes or until foamy.
2 In large bowl, combine flour and oats. Add yeast mixture and blend on low speed with an electric mixer until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
3 Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
4 Shape the dough into a ball, and place it in a greased bowl, turning once.
5 Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for 20 minutes or until nearly double in size.
6 Heat an oven to 425ºF.
7 Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick cooking spray or oil lightly.
8 Punch the dough down, and divide it into four portions.
9 On the cookie sheet, pat each portion of dough into 6-inch circle.
10 Top the dough with parmesan cheese, vegetables, garlic, mozzarella cheese, and ¼ Tbsp. of olive oil.
11 Bake the pizza in the oven until the base is crisp and the pizza melts over the vegetables.