Chili Bruschetta Pizza
1 unbaked (12 inch), whole-wheat or traditional pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (15 ounces) vegetarian chili*
1/3 cup chopped, sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 can (4 ounces) sliced black olives, optional
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
Heat oven to 425ºF. Put pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Brush olive oil evenly over crust. Spread chili and tomatoes on top. Combine mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, oregano and black olives, if desired; sprinkle over pizza. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Garnish with basil.
*If chili needs thickening, simmer until the desired consistency is reached. Other varieties of chili may be substituted for vegetarian chili, such as no-bean chili or turkey chili (with consequent changes to the nutrition information).
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 310; Total fat 11g; Saturated fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 720mg; Carbohydrate 43g; Fiber 8g; Protein 14g; Vitamin A 20%DV*; Vitamin C 6%DV*; Calcium 20%DV; Iron 20%DV
Pairs Well With
Enjoy chili in a new way, in a bruschetta-style pizza! Made with the convenience of canned vegetarian chili, this flavorful pizza gives you another way to get the health benefits of fiber-rich beans. And the combination of hearty chili, melted cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs turns this recipe into a true crowd pleaser! (Hint: For tailgating party, make pizza ahead at home, then heat it up on the grill!)