|Pumpkin Chili Chicken Pizza|
The theme for Recipe Redux for January is pizza. Everyone loves pizza. There are an infinite number of ways to make pizza. Almost anything goes. For me, I love a hearty, thick crust pizza in winter. I also like thin and crispy, but when it is cold outside and you are looking for something warm and filing, deep dish works for me. This is a pumpkin chicken chili pizza and is very hearty.
Pumpkin Chili Chicken PizzaIngredients:
1 pound ground chicken1/2 large onion, peeled and diced
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup shredded raw pumpkin
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, reduced sodium if possible, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp chili powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 thin 12-inch ready-to-cook whole wheat pizza crusts (such as Boboli or other brand)
2 tsp olive oil
1 (15 oz) can pizza sauce, (look for brand with the lowest sodium)
2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Makes 8 servings (2 wedges each).Preparation Note: You can use your favorite pizza dough from scratch, if preferred.
Nutrition Information per Serving:
444 calories, 16 g total fat, 6.5 g saturated fat, 69 mg cholesterol, 7 g dietary fiber, 26 g protein, and 448 mg sodium. One serving of this recipe provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C, calcium and fiber and a good source of vitamins B-6 and niacin. Note: sodium could be reduced further if homemade pizza crust was used and kidney beans were cooked from scratch instead of using canned.
Cost per Serving: $1.73
Pricing Note: all ingredients were at “regular” prices except ground chicken was $2.99 a pound and cheese was on sale for $1.50 for 8-ounce package of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese.
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