Stuffed Pizza

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Serves 5. Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD

Ingredients

1 whole-grain batard or baguette

Olive oil (optional)

1/2 pkg Morning Star™ soy sausage crumbles, thawed

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1/2 tsp oregano leaves

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparations

  1. Slice baguette in half lengthwise. Scrap out the majority of the bread so the crust remains.
  2. Slightly drizzle with olive oil and broil for about 2 minutes until crispy. (You may prefer not to do this.)
  3. Place thawed sausage in frying pan and cook till warm.
  4. Combine tomato sauce, ricotta, oregano leaves and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  5. Add cooked sausage to the sauce/cheese mixture and place in baguette.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Daily nutritional values:

8% vitamin A, 4% vitamin C, 30% calcium, 15% iron.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 310, Carbohydrate: 36 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Fat: 10 g, Protein: 20 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sodium: 840 mg, Sugar: 14 g

 

Make it a pizza night!  This is a scrumptious hearty pizza that you can make in just minutes.  Notice I have used soy sausage crumbles – yes don’t be scared – but they taste great.  They have amazing flavor that make them taste and smell just like “real” sausage.  And remember they are very small so the family won’t even tell the difference. 

Sausage is loaded with saturated fat which can increase both your HDL and LDL cholesterol.  It is ideal to keep saturated fat below 20% the recommended daily value per serving on a product.   I have tried this recipe on many people and many have been amazed or should I say shocked that it was soy!

 

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