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Marinara Pie for two

During my entire pregnancy I craved pizza.  To be specific it was just regular plain cheese pizza.  I wanted it all the time.  The odd part was normally I’m not a huge fan of regular pizza. I actually really like vegetable pizza.  Since having my daughter I still crave food maybe it’s because I’m nursing?  Yeah, let’s blame it on that!

When pregnant hubby and I would split a medium plain pie and it would happen at least 2 times a month.  Not something I’m proud of divulging, but now I’m proud that I’m making a better option for us. Growing up with an Italian family there has always been bread served with our dinner.  Now I like to make a huge batch of bread and pizza dough once or twice a month and then we can just enjoy for a few days here and there.  I know what I’ve put into the dough and I know that I’m not using harmful ingredients.  One other thing I have changed is swapping out canned foods.  The only time I’ll use something from a can is tuna.

When I make my pizza I like to use fresh tomatoes, but I found this brand that I absolutely love.  It’s called Pomi and it’s BPA free.  It’s a little more expensive than the cans, but when it comes to my family’s health the extra change isn’t worth saving.  Since I crave my carbs I figured I’d make a pizza pie that is delicious while being a little on the lighter side.  I enjoy my mozzarella more in salads or fresh rather than on a pizza that is perfectly without it.  Please tell me you have tried a pizza without the cheese?  Oh my gosh, you must!  So without dragging on and on about how much you need to try this I’m going to just post the recipe and wait to hear what you think!

Marinara Pie for Two

Pizza Dough – just a small round enough for two
1 Container of Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Bulb of Garlic Chopped
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
Sprinkle of Salt

In a small saucepan combine all except for the pizza dough of course!
Heat on medium-low heat until boiling.  Once boiling continue to cook on low for an hour so that the flavors can develop.  Before fully done preheat your oven to 425.  Roll out your dough and precook for about 5 minutes.  Once the sauce is done put a generous amount onto your pizza dough.  Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes more or less depending on the size of your pizza.

I have been craving pizza for days! I’m going to make some for lunch.

Looks great!!

Yum! Looks so crispy and good.

I’ve been craving pizza, but can’t have any on my diet. 🙁 Looks good, though!

I love the look of the crust YUM!

Oh this looks and sounds good. I just pinned it on Pinterest so I can make it later.

Oh yummy!

That looks good. I’m starting to like my pizza w/ pesto instead of tomato sauce though.

Looks amazing and love your photos!

That looks delicious!

This looks really good!

I can’t wait to make this at the next family dinner- my sister doesn’t eat cheese, so she misses out a lot.

It’s making my soup on the stove seem not as appetizing 🙂

Yum. That looks good.

Simple, yet comforting and fresh!

Nice! Great go-to meal for us since we’re in survival mode right now with a new baby.

I bet That would taste awesome

My taste buds are being tempted early this morning.

No this is one meal I can never pass up, if it’s pizza I have to have some. Great way to make this. Loving it!

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