Cornmeal/Polenta Crust Pizza

1
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)

How to Make Cornmeal/Polenta Crust Pizza

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

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About Cornmeal/Polenta Crust Pizza

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