Saturday, March 28, 2009

Recipe: Pepperoni Polenta Pizza Bites

Today around lunch time, I had a serious craving for Bagel Bites. Bagel Bites don't get brought into my house because I could probably polish off about 15 of them no sweat. I had most of the ingredients for pizza and some polenta that needed to be used, so I whipped up this recipe!

--Pepperoni Polenta Pizza Bites--

- 3 ounces store-bought firm polenta (I used the Organic Onion and Mushroom flavor by Food Merchants that comes in a tube - calories 71, fat 0, fiber 1)
- 1/8 cup fat free pizza sauce (I used Trader Joe's that comes in a jar)
- 1/2 ounce reduced fat mozarella cheese shreds (again from Trader Joe's)
- 4 slices Hormel turkey pepperoni, quartered

Slice the polenta into 4 thin slices. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake the polenta slices for 4-5 minutes on each side at 400F. (This keeps it from getting too soft to eat with your hands). Place a spoonful of pizza sauce in the center of each slice. Distribute the cheese and pepperoni on top of the sauce. Bake at 400 for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges start to brown. Allow to cool slightly before eating. Makes one serving.

Nutritionals: 126 calories, 2.5g fat, 2g fiber, 7g protein, 735mg sodium

(your nutritionals will vary depending on the polenta, cheese, and pizza sauce used)

WW points: 2

** note: 4 pepperoni Bagel Pizzas contain 220 calories, 7 grams of fat, and have a WW point value of 5 **

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious! I am in Indiana right now but can get there in five hours for dinner. Sound good?