Here it is. Take your time in admiring it and then make note of the date and time so you'll always remember when and where you first heard of Mag's Green Giant Pizza Sauce. Isn't it awesome?
OK, a little background info for those of you are truly interested in seeing if this is indeed a real recipe or if I'm just yanking your chain. A few weeks back I received a package from Green Giant through My Blog Spark. In the package were the items pictured below. (Notice the pedometer? I'm thinking someone on the outside of my closely guarded bubble has been making suggestions to someone that I might possibly need to lose some weight.)
Instead of merely microwaving and serving the broccoli and cheese sauce as is, I decided to get a little creative and turn it into a pizza sauce. I've been thinking that pizza really gets a bad rap in the dieting world when in fact, it can honestly be a dieter's friend if made properly. Pizza crust typically contains very little fat or sugar and when white flour is replaced with whole grains, the crust actually becomes quite healthy. And when that healthy pizza crust is topped with lean protein, veggies and part-skim cheese, suddenly you have a complete meal before you that really does fall within the specifics of most weight loss plans.
Green Giant Pizza (from the kitchen of Mags the Insane)
1 (10 oz) box of Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, prepared per package directions then processed in food processor until 'saucy.'
1 (10-12 inch) whole wheat pizza crust
6 ounces seasoned, cooked and cubed boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded, diced
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Place pizza stone in oven and preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Spread broccoli and cheese sauce on top of pizza crust then top with chicken, cheese, peppers and crushed red pepper flakes. Place pizza in oven.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.