Dr Oz recreated the New York Pizza to be healthy with the help of Liz Josefsberg, a Weight Watchers Leader.  Instead of having meat on the pizza, it is loaded with veggies.  And the regular white dough crust is replaced by a whole wheat pizza crust.  Best of all, it is healthy and delicious at the same time.  Here is the full recipe:

Dr Oz: I Love NY Veggie Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 lb refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough

Canned crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano cheese

1 red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 cups baby spinach leaves

1 cup button mushrooms, sliced

Fresh basil for garnish

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Cornmeal for sprinkling

Flour for dusting

Olive oil for coating pan

Dr Oz: NY Pizza Recipe

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2.  Roll your ball of whole wheat dough on a floured surface and cut it into a 12 inch circle.  Keep in mind that the edges should be a bit thicker so that you can make the crust of the pizza.

3.  Lightly oil a baking sheet and put the pizza dough onto it.

4.  Bake the pizza dough for 7-10 minutes or until it is light brown.

5.  Flip the crust over in the pan.

6.  Cover the crust with the crushed tomatoes and salt and pepper as desired.

7.  Add all of your favorite vegetables such as mushrooms, spinach, onions and peppers.

8.  Place the mozzarella and pecorino romano on top of the veggies on the crust.

9.  Bake form 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and the vegetables are cooked to your taste.

10.  Sprinkle fresh basil on top of the pizza and serve warm!

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