Cornmeal/Polenta Crust Pizza

marty olguin

By
@martycancook

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


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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