Cornmeal/Polenta Crust Pizza

marty olguin

By
@martycancook

A yummy alternative to pizza that follows the Weight Watchers Core program.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

3 c
water
3/4 c
yellow cornmeal
1 tsp
salt (optional)
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
basil, dried
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
tomato paste, italian (mixed with)
2 Tbsp
water
1/2 c
red bell pepper (sliced) about 1/2 of a medium red bell pepper
1/2 c
green bell pepper(sliced)about 1/2 of a medium green bell pepper
1/4 c
red onion(sliced)about 1/2 small red onion
1/8 c
mushrooms, fresh(sliced) about 8
3-4
links of vegan sausages(sliced)
2 Tbsp
black olives(sliced)
3 clove
galic(sliced very finely)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat the oven to 425
2spray two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonfat cooking spray
3Line the bottoms of each pan with circles of parchment paper
4To make polenta, put the water, cornmeal, salt, and seasonings into a large microwavable casserole dish or 1-quart measure.
5Cook at full power for 4 minutes
6Stir well and cook again at high power for 2 more minutes
7Stir again and cook at high power for another 2 minutes.
8Remove from the microwave, stir in the olive oil, and beat with a spoon until completely smooth
9Spread the polenta evenly in the bottom of the two pans
10Place the pans in the oven and bake for 12 minutes
11While the crust is cooking, prepare your toppings
12Sauté the vegetables lightly in a non-stick pan until onion begins to soften
13After 12 minutes, take the crusts out of the oven and invert them onto a large baking sheet, side by side.
14They should fall right out of the pan with the parchment paper stuck to them. Peel away the parchment.
15Spread each crust with pizza sauce (don't use too much or they will be soggy) and top with veggies and vegan sausage
16Sprinkle with chopped garlic.
17Return to the oven for about 10 minutes, until toppings look done.
18Lift off the baking sheet carefully using a large spatula and your hand--they are not sturdy like regular pizza, so be careful not to let your toppings slide off.
19Cut into fourths and serve..Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy