3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the oil, salt, remaining water and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough flat. Let rest for 5 minutes. Press into a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Spread with salad dressing. Combine the garlic powder, oregano, thyme and pepper; sprinkle over dough. Top with cheeses. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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