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Monday, March 12, 2012

Upside-down Broccoli Pizza

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Tonight, I made a super delicous yummy dinner that even my kids ate in it's entirety and asked me if I'd make it again. Crazy, you say?? No way! And I'll even share the recipe with you. 

First of all, it says that this only serves 4...I believe it's more like 6. (Probably 8 if they're all kids). The pieces were HUGE. I ate 1/2 of one after a side salad and I was stuffed. 

So, for "Upside Down Broccoli Pizza", you will need....

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1/3 c ranch dressing
  • 1/2 c alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
  • 1 egg, beaten
The very best part of this recipe is that you make it ALL in one pan, you even bake in the same pan, awesome.

Preheat your oven to 400.
Heat the olive oil in a 10 or 12 inch metal handle skillet (you will be putting this in your oven later!). Add seasonings, onion, and ground turkey and saute' until it's browned.
Stir in the broccoli, ranch and alfredo.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and remove from heat.
Unroll the dough and stretch it out a little. Then place gently over skillet, cover entire top but keep from going over the edges if possible (it won't matter if you don't though), trim off edges. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes, the top will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand at least 5 minutes before cutting.

Let me tell you about a couple of variations I did. I did not have ranch dressing or alfredo on hand. Next time I'd like to use alfredo and no ranch (trying to avoid the MSG). But what I did have was the Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup so I used almost a whole can of that instead. I also only used 1 1/2 cups of cheese as I found it to be plenty! It is very cheesy.

The total calories for this dish with the ingredients I used is 287 cals for 1/8 of the pie. That's more nutrition and more filling than pizza!

The prep for this took maybe 10 minutes and with the baking for 20, it is a 30 minute meal! Soooo good too. My mom and my boyfriend had some and they loved it, too.

Hope you enjoy! Leave me some comments if ya try.


Morgan said...

Looks delicious!! And Brianna's makes yummy dressings that are MSG- and HFCS-free.