Low-Calorie Pizza Recipes: Sausage & Kale Pizzettes, Mashed Potato Pizza

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Hungry Girl's Healthy Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
Sausage and Kale Pizzettes

1/12th of recipe (1 pizzette): 177 calories, 5.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 594mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 10.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Premade pizza dough is great, especially when it's teamed up with a muffin pan for portion control! These babies are stuffed to the brim with delicious & nutritious goodies!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

6 oz. (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage with 8g fat or less per 3-oz. serving (like the kind by Applegate Organics), chopped
3 cups chopped kale
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup low-fat or light ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust refrigerated dough
1/2 cup pizza sauce
3 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chopped chicken sausage, kale, and onion. Cook and stir until sausage is lightly browned and veggies have softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, and salt. Mix well.

Roll out dough into a large rectangle of even thickness, at least 12" X 9". Evenly cut dough into 12 squares. Place each square in a muffin cup, and press it into the bottom and up along the sides.

Evenly distribute mixture among the cups, and firmly pack it in. Top with pizza sauce and Parm-style topping.

Bake until dough is firm and lightly browned and filling is hot, 16 - 18 minutes. Enjoy!


Hungry Girl's Mashed Potato Pizza
Mashed Potato Pizza

Entire recipe: 244 calories, 5g total fat (2g sat fat), 730mg sodium, 41.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 12g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* -- SmartPoints® value 7*

This might sound like a no-no ("Carbs on carbs? Are you crazy, HG?"), but this mind-meltingly delicious recipe won't bust your calorie budget. We promise!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

3 tbsp. instant mashed potato flakes
1/2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
Dash each salt and black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 tsp. fat-free sour cream
1 high-fiber pita
1 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tsp. chopped scallions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

To make the mashed potatoes, in a medium bowl, combine potato flakes with 1/3 cup hot water, and stir until thickened. Add butter, salt, pepper, and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder. Stir until uniform.

In a small bowl, combine cheese wedge, sour cream, and remaining 1/8 tsp. garlic powder. Stir until smooth.

Lay pita flat on the baking sheet. Spread evenly with cheese mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add the mashed potatoes in dollops.

Bake until hot and lightly browned, 10 - 12 minutes. Top with scallions. Yum!



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