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February 3, 2010

Pizza Night

It’s Pizza Night! We are making our own pizza – lower in fat and calories, the kids love to help me prepare it and the whole family enjoys eating it. We buy our pizza dough at Trader Joe's. At Trader Joe's, you have a choice between Garlic Herb, Plain, and Wheat dough. It’s found in the refrigerated section near the pre-made salads & wraps. A one pound bag is $1.29 ~ can’t beat that! Ingredients 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough 1 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni (1/2 cup) Preparation 1.Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. 2.Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes. 3.Whisk pumpkin puree, tomato sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl until combined. 4.Spread sauce evenly over the baked crust. Top with mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni. Bake until the crust is crispy on the edges and the cheeses have melted, about 12 minutes. Tips & Notes Make Ahead Tip: Use leftover tomato sauce and pumpkin to make a second batch of pizza sauce. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for 3 months. Nutrition Per serving: 280 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 30 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 3 g fiber; 602 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (120% daily value), Calcium (25% dv). The addition of pumpkin puree, provides extra beta carotene and fiber. 2 Carbohydrate Serving Pin It

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