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Polenta Pizza

This is a healthy twist on a dish that everyone loves. The polenta is a nutritious replacement for the usual heavy wheat crust. Feel free to get inventive with your pizzas. However, make sure that it is abundant with vegetables of some sort, with just an accent of low fat cheese.

Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes

¾ cup polenta
2½ cups water
1 large red bell pepper, cut in 1 inch long thin slivers
1 large onion, cut in half and sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
2 TBS tomato paste
½ cup vegetable stock
1 TBS dried Italian mixed herbs
2-3 oz crumpled Chevre goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 300.

  1. Bring lightly salted water to a boil in medium pot. While water is coming to a boil begin chopping vegetables.
  2. When water comes to a boil, add polenta while stirring and reduce heat to low. Cook polenta, stirring for about 10 minutes until it thickens. Wooden spoon should almost stand up in polenta. Spread evenly on shallow 10"x8" rectangle cake pan, or 10" tart pan. Place in oven to keep warm.
  3. Healthy Sauté onion in medium sauté pan on medium heat for about 3 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic, peppers, mushrooms, ½ cup stock, tomato paste, herbs, and simmer for another 10 minutes covered, stirring once in awhile. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread evenly over polenta and top with crumpled goat cheese.
  5. Place in oven for about 5-10 minutes to melt cheese.

    Serves 4

    For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:
    Note that if vegetables are cut bigger than suggested, cooking time increases. It is helpful to try and follow suggested sizes if possible to keep cooking time to a minimum.

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Nutritional Profile

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Polenta Pizza
1.00 serving
179.74 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 82.7 110.2 12.5 excellent
vitamin A 2799.5 93.3 10.5 excellent
copper 0.5 56.7 6.4 very good
chromium 13.2 52.7 5.9 very good
molybdenum 17.5 38.9 4.4 very good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.4 37.3 4.2 very good
selenium 19.6 35.5 4.0 very good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.4 27.7 3.1 good
phosphorus 193.0 27.6 3.1 good
vitamin B3 (niacin) 3.4 23.9 2.7 good
vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 1.2 23.2 2.6 good
manganese 0.4 20.0 2.3 good
vitamin K 17.1 19.0 2.1 good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.2 18.2 2.1 good
zinc 1.4 17.0 1.9 good
dietary fiber 4.0 16.2 1.8 good
protein 7.8 15.6 1.8 good
magnesium 45.5 14.2 1.6 good
potassium 466.4 13.3 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Polenta Pizza

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