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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

February 23, 2012

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NEW CASTLE —

Broccoli Pizzas

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed with press
  • 1 package (16 ounces) broccoli flowerets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 6-inch whole wheat pitas, halved and toasted
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce



Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook until mushrooms are golden brown.

Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet over high heat, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add broccoli. Reduce heat to low; cover and steam until tender, about 8 minutes.

Remove broccoli; add to mushrooms with 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss well to mix.

In small bowl, mix ricotta, basil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Spoon broccoli mixture over each toasted pita half. Spoon ricotta mixture in dollops on top. Drizzle pizza with marinara sauce. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until heated through.

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