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Polenta-Goat Cheese Skillet Pizza

Baked in a cast-iron skillet, polenta develops a crisp crust. A vegetable peeler creates thin squash curls for the topping.

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Baked in a cast-iron skillet, polenta develops a crisp crust. A vegetable peeler creates thin squash curls for the topping.

Servings
slice (1/8 pizza)

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup instant polenta
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 recipe Quick Pizza Sauce (click here for recipe) or 1 cup store-bought pizza sauce
  • 1 3.5-oz. log goat cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, peeled into thin strips
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into rings

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush bottom and sides of 10-inch cast-iron skillet with 1 Tbs. oil.

2. Combine polenta, salt, and 3 cups water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook 5 minutes, or until polenta is thick. Spread polenta in prepared skillet, set in oven, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until beginning to brown on sides.

3. Remove skillet from oven, and spread polenta with sauce. Top with half of goat cheese slices. Spread zucchini strips over goat cheese, top with bell pepper rings, then remaining goat cheese. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Return to oven, and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Makes 1 10-inch pizza
  • Calories 167
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 7 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 351 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g