If you're anything like me, there are certain foods that you absolutely love so much you have to stop and take a bite whenever they cross your path. Even if you've just eaten a delicious and filling meal, when you see these tempting favorites you have to give in. I wish I could say that my two weakness foods are broccoli and grapefruit, but I can't; the foods that I will always take a bite of are deviled eggs and pizza. Since love is in the air (Valentine's Day is next week!), why not make one of my true love foods? Making pizza at home is a healthier way to enjoy a tempting dish: substitute low fat cheese and pile on the vegetables. This recipe is for a variation on the usual pizza because it has a creamy white sauce instead of tomato sauce. To make pizza blanco for dinner,
1/2 cup old-fashioned Ranch dressing with buttermilk
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (12-inch) prepared pizza crust or round of pizza dough
3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup roasted red pepper strips, rinsed and drained
1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on pizza crust; cover with a single layer of tomato slices. Drizzle dressing over tomatoes.
- Arrange peppers, olives and onions on pizza; sprinkle cheese over all.
- Bake at 450°F. about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is hot.