|preparation time: 20 min. (beats delivery!)
Crust: (make and bake it first)
1 cup self-rising flour
1 T. Italian seasoning
1 t. crushed red peppers
¾ cup hot water
¼ cup egg substitute
what goes on top:
¾ cup pizza sauce
2 patties of Gimme Lean vegetarian sausage (browned in a little non-stick cooking spray and chopped into pieces)
a few dollops of low-fat cottage cheese (optional)
½ c. parmesan cheese (or romano)
ground turkey or chicken
(be creative and try toppings you wouldn’t expect on pizza)
Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Fill a measuring cup ½ inch from the top with hot water. Fill the remaining space in the cup with egg substitute. Mix into the dry ingredients until moist. Put a handful of flour on the (clean) counter and dump the mixture, flopping it around until it’s well-coated. Knead gently about 10 times, then roll it out to fit a standard pizza pan. (It will be thin and crispy.) Spray the pan with a light coat of non-stick cooking spray and spray the crust before cooking with another light coat of non-stick cooking spray for crispiness. Cook at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.
While the crust is baking, brown the sausage (or chicken or turkey) in a thin coat of non-stick cooking spray.
Top the baked crust with the sauce, the meat, the dollops of cottage cheese and then sprinkle the dry cheese evenly. Cook it again! This time at 450 for 4 minutes. Serves 2 heartily.
Protein: 28 g.
Fat: 3 g.