Day 3: Golden Onion Pizza Squares

Today’s recipe comes from Weight Watchers: My Turnaround Program Cookbook. Any Weight Watchers recipe is a great way to eat a lighter, but with great flavor! Don’t be afraid of the books just because of the words “Weight Watchers,” one of my favorite recipes is from WW. I make it to entertain all the time, and no one is the wiser. (Look for that recipe later!)

This recipe can’t be found online, so I’m including it in here.


Recipe for Golden Onion Pizza Squares with Tomato and Goat Cheese

Hands-On Prep: 25 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion or 2 yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 8 plum tomatoes, chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pound prepared fresh or thawed frozen pizza or bread dough
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 10 nicoise or other small oil-cured black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and salt; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the onion to a plate and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in the same skillet. Add the tomatoes and sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and simmer about 1 minute.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange one rack on the bottom rung of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. With floured hands, stretch and press the pizza dough onto the bottom of a 10 1/2 x 15 1/2-inch nonstick jelly-roll pan. Spread the onion mixture onto the dough. Spoon the tomato mixture on top. Sprinkle with the cheese, olives and thyme.
  5. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven until the crust is golden and the cheese is slightly melted, 15-20 minutes. Cut into 6 squares and serve at once.

Per serving (1 square): 310 Cal, 10g Fat, 5g Sat Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 18mg Chol, 623mg Sod, 45g Carb, 10g Protein, 128mg Calc. POINTS value: 6.


Executive Decisions

  • We switched reduced-fat feta cheese for the goat cheese, feta is one of our favorites, so we went with that.
  • We added parmesan right on top of the crust for extra delishiness.
  • We replaced the olives with mushrooms since we had them around the house.
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  • I opened up my sugar container and found that someone had all but licked it clean, so I had to leave it out.
  • We followed the times and temperatures of the pizza dough, rather than the recipe.
  • We bought this kind of pizza dough:
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How was it?

Much better than expected. We were afraid that there were going to be enough ingredients or flavors to cover the pizza dough, but it turned out perfect. If there would have been any more, the dough wouldn’t have been as crispy as it was.

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Things We Would Change

  • I would have added shredded chicken to it, just to make it more of a meal. Kris, however, would have added low-cal turkey lunch meat (he likes how easy it is to just cut it up, and throw it on).
  • Would have added a salad on the side.
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2 comments

  1. no pepperoni? no sausage? no canadian bacon? No!

    Ok in all seriousness, what did you think of the crust, i have always used the just add water crusts and I have never been a fan.

    • Just-add-water crust? That sounds awful! We always use the Pillsbury crusts, they sell two different kinds in Walmart here. One’s a thicker crust, and then the one we used today. Can’t go wrong with either of them.


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