Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
1/2 pound Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef or 96% Lean Ground Round
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
2 small yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 cup pizza sauce
1 (12-inch) refrigerated pizza crust
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1. Cook ground beef and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is browned.
2. Toss beef together with squash, remaining Italian seasoning, red pepper and next 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 500°F for 20 minutes, stirring once.
3. Spread pizza sauce over crust. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over crust. Top with roasted vegetable mixture, and sprinkle evenly with remaining shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes or until pizza crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
Cooking Tip: Can’t find your pizza cutter? Kitchen shears are a great way to cut through pizza without scratching your pizza pan. Using a dark, seasoned pizza pan instead of a shiny one will result in a superior crust.
Cooking Tip: Top this dish with freshly grated parmesan cheese or sprinkle with oregano before serving.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 229 (43% from fat); FAT 11.1g (sat 2.2g); PROTEIN 21.3g; CARB 12.1g; FIBER 2.3g; CHOL 50mg; IRON 3.3mg; SODIUM 256mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch; 1 vegetable; 3 medium fat meat
Using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Round
CALORIES 216 (34% from fat); FAT 8.1g (sat 1.5g); PROTEIN 23.3g; CARB 12.1g; FIBER 2.3g; CHOL 50mg; IRON 2.1mg; SODIUM 266mg
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch; 1 vegetable; 3 lean meat