I love trying new food products and new recipes! While shopping the other day I picked up boneless skinless chicken breasts that were on sale and there was an additional coupon on the package for $1.50 off Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme. Well you know I had to check out what this Cooking Creme was. I found the Cooking Creme was also on sale and with my coupon it only cost 50 cents! Too good of a deal to pass up.
It comes in different flavors but I went with the Italian Cheese & Herb. Edited to add; the main ingredients include; nonfat milk, whey protein, salt, cheese culture, Romano cheese and Parmesan cheese, sugar,spices and other ingredients.
Now that I had it at home I needed something to make with it. A quick little search on the Kraft website revealed this Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza. I had a bag of Trader Joe’s wheat pizza dough, a tomato and a new basil plant so I was set.
I used this as an appetizer cutting it into 8 pieces. You could cut it into smaller squares if you have more than one appetizer. For a main dish it would make 6 good size pieces. It was delicious! The cooking creme and a little melty mozzarella cheese on top create a nice cheesy pizza. Fresh basil and thinly sliced tomato added additional flavor. Next time I would also add artichoke hearts! Yummy!
I would buy this product again for a quick and easy meal.
I have a baking stone that helps it to bake up nice and crisp.
Buying a fresh basil plant is an inexpensive way to have fresh basil available in your kitchen if like me, you don’t have a vegetable garden. I have a sunny corner window behind my kitchen sink that plants seem to love. One of these plants cost about $2.99 and it will produce nicely for months! If you have a place outside to plant it you have it made.
Easy Tomato – Basil Pizza
- 1 ready to use pizza crust for a 12 inch pizza ( I used Trader Joe’s Wheat Pizza dough)
- 1/2 cup Philadelphia Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme
- 1 tomato thinly sliced
- 8 fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, low moisture, part skim
- Heat oven to 450 degrees
- Roll out pizza crust and place on your baking sheet or baking stone.( Pre heat the stone if that’s what your directions for your stone are.)
- Spread cooking creme over prepared pizza crust.
- Top with remaining ingredients.
- Bake for 10- 15 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese is lightly golden.
Yield: 8 Appetizer Servings or 6 Main Dish Servings
Nutritional Information (caluclated using TJ’s Wheat Pizza Dough)
8 Servings – Per Serving; 170 calories; 4.5 g fat; 26 g carbs; 2.1 g fiber; 5 g protein; WWPP 4
6 Servings – Per Serving; 227 calories; 6 g fat; 35 g carbs; 2.8 g fiber; 6.8 g protein; WWPP 6
Recipe adapted from Kraft website.
Note: I was not given this product or asked to review this product. Food finds are product reviews for items that I have purchased and they are unpaid, unsolicited reviews of my choosing.
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I have received emails from some readers who can’t get on the new blog yet. It can take up to 72 hours for all servers to recognize the new blog and we are at 48 hours right now. Hopefully by tomorrow everyone will have access.
Now that the bulk of the computer work is done I can resume my regular exercise program. Hubby Tom and I have been getting in our daily 3 miles walks and I have one weight workout in for the week! I lost one pound of my gain and then regained it! I am cutting back on the food intake this week and increasing the exercise to drop this extra weight!
To Your Health,
My favorite pizza is Hawaiian. I like to order take out but I also occasionally make a healthy pizza at home.
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Do make your own pizza or order take out?
What’s your favorite pizza?