Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pepperoni Pitza

Pepperoni Pitza
Makes 1 Serving

1/4 cup low-calorie spaghetti sauce
1 large Trader Joe's pita (about 8" or 220 calories)
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp minced garlic, jarred
28 grams fresh mozzarella (1/4 cup)
10 grams fat-free feta cheese (1 1/2 tbsp)
6 turkey pepperonis

Set oven to broil. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray and set pita on it. Use rubber brush to spread olive oil on pita top evenly. Add sauce and brush to even, then sprinkle with red pepper flakes and garlic. Top with mozzarella and feta, then add pepperonis. Broil for 7-9 minutes, keeping an eye on it to ensure it doesn't crisp (they cook fast).

Nutritional Information: 371 ccalories, 51 carbs, 10 fat grams and 16 protein grams.

Review: This recipe is truly an old standby. We used to make these on the medium-sized pitas but you had to have 1.5 pitas to be full. We've tried more sauce and less sauce, more olive oil and less olive oil. We used to cut the pepperonis into small pieces. Point being, we've found that the recipe above is the best for us (love the addition of garlic!) and that 6 pepperonis is plenty, and didn't want the extra step of making them smaller. If you like your pitza crispy, air on the side of 8 to 10 minutes - even if it looks a little brown on stop - still amazing. We like ours "medium" so we usually remove at 8 minutes.

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