If I had to list five of my favorite foods the list would include pizza, ice cream, cheese, cupcakes and peanut butter. Not exactly all the healthiest choices but very delicious! Recently, I’ve discovered an easy, lighter alternative to pizza that makes a great lunch or weeknight dinner.
FlatOut pizza! I have been using FlatOut Multi-Grain with Flax wraps to make tasty and lower fat/calorie pizza at home.
There is a science behind these simple pizzas. It’s all about getting the wraps a little crispy to hold the toppings and baking them to perfection.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 and spraying a FlatOut wrap on both sides with cooking spray. Place it on a wire rack. Once the oven is ready to go, pop it in and bake for about a minute and a half on each side. You are just looking to get the wrap a little drier and crispy here.
Remove from oven and spread with sauce of choice.
Then add your toppings. My recent favorite combo has been sauteed mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, chicken sausage and sauteed spinach.
Cheese is key! I like a mixture of goat and mozzarella.
Then it’s ready to go back in the oven for 6-8 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is browned. You can turn the broiler on for a second at the very end of cooking to brown the cheese a little more but PROCEED WITH CAUTION if you do this and watch it like a hawk. The crust will go from golden brown to black in a nanosecond (trust me, I’ve had to trim off the outside crust more than once because of this).
Let it cool for a few minutes and then slice and serve. Even though the crust does get a little crispy, it’s still not sturdy enough to hold the toppings without being a little floppy so either cut the pizza into small squares for serving or use a fork. (My dad is probably cringing at my suggestion to eat anything pizza-esque with a fork. ;))
Another favorite combo is fig and prosciutto with goat cheese, mozzarella and a drizzle of aged balsamic. I use a fig spread here as my base. This is an awesome appetizer to serve guests. Top with some lightly dressed arugula to really set it off.
What are your top 5 foods?