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A Cheesy Pizza Alternative


Most pizzas are not something you want to indulge in on a regular basis, especially if you usually down two slices or more. But if you have a weakness for cheesy pie, try this pizza alternative. It's a cinch to whip up, and since the dough is made from slices of packaged quinoa polenta, it's also gluten-free. The warm and juicy baked tomato melts in your mouth, and the basil adds the perfect hint of summer.

Quinoa Polenta Pizza

Serves: 3

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tube quinoa polenta, sliced into 15 1/4-inch slices
3 Roma tomatoes, sliced

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour oil into a medium-sized saucepan and heat over low heat. Place polenta in the pan and cook on each side for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Top each piece with 1 slice of tomato, and sprinkle with cheese and fresh basil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition score per serving (5 pieces): 253 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated), 32g carbs, 10g protein, 3g fiber, 3g sugars

Photo credit: Jenny Sugar

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