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Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza With Kraft Cooking Creme

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.

The nutritional stats aren’t too bad either.

There is even a recipe on the back.

I like the Trader Joe’s Wheat Pizza dough. It’s not all whole wheat but it is convenient.

I have a baking stone that helps it to bake up nice and crisp.

For 1/8 of the pizza crust  -  WWPP 3

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.

Ready to go in the oven.

It came out all nice and melty, cheesy and tasting so fresh! The guys loved it and said I should make it again.

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
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. 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.)
  3. Spread cooking creme over prepared pizza crust.
  4. Top with remaining ingredients.
  5. 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.

Nutmeg Notes

Thank you to everyone who left a comment about the new blog. Many of you asked me to pass along your thanks to David for all of his hard work and I have! David and I have enjoyed reading your comments and your compliments!  He tweaked a few things last night to make the search function work better. We still have our list of things to do and new pages to install but it’s coming along nicely. I had a lot of anxiety on Sunday right before we launched but since things are working I feel more relaxed. Silly to have anxiety over a recipe blog isn’t it?

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,

Tami

My favorite pizza is Hawaiian. I like to order take out but I also occasionally make a healthy pizza at home.

Add Your Thoughts

Do make your own pizza or order take out?

What’s your favorite pizza?


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  1. Roz says:

    Hi Tami. Still LOVING the new layout!!! And love the look of your pizza. I saw an ad for the kraft cooking cream, it hasn’t made it up here to Canada yet, but it looks interesting. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  2. renee@mykitchenadventures says:

    this is a great use for the sauce! I have seen it in the stores, but have yet to buy it! :) Maybe I should!!

  3. Dr. J says:

    Yes, I make a pizza with pita bread.

    I still can’t figure out what cooking creme is, which does not bode well for my buying it :-)

    Pretty pizza however!

    1. Tami says:

      Dr J, I am sorry let me explain a little more. The Italian cheese and herb Cooking Creme is a cheese sauce like an Alfredo with herbs already in it.
      Glad you liked the looks of the pizza!

  4. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    At home, I make pizza with pita bread or tortillas. If I have a taste for the real deal, I go to a local restaurant that sells pizza by the slice. I love pepperoni pizza, but I don’t like the sodium/fat, so now I just have olives and peppers.

    1. Tami says:

      Cammy I have never tried pizza on a tortilla but it sounds good! Never cared too much for pepperoni – don’t like all that fat!

  5. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    LOVE the new look! I’ll have to come back when I have more time and check out your tabs. My latest is pizza made with whole wheat flatbread:)

    1. Tami says:

      Karen you finally made it here! Yippee! I think the folks in the Midwest are able to find the blog now. This makes me very happy!

      I have made a few pizzas using flat bread and they are actually very good. I saw the idea on TJ’s Test Kitchen and had to try it.

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

  6. Carol says:

    Your recipe looks awesome! Sure hope we get this cooking cream in Canada..I’ve read quite a bit about it.

    I order in pizza but sometimes I make a Margherita pizza on a homemade crust…so good! Now there are just the two of us, I’ll probably make my own.
    My favorite is the above but ordering in I have mushrooms, onions & sliced tomatoes on a thin crust.

  7. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    You should get paid or get free products with all the publicity you give these products! :-)

    Maybe your son wants to turn website making into a business! ;-)

    Looks so yummy but I am not a big pizza fan – except for the crust! ;-)

  8. megi says:

    I love the new design on the blog Tami, it looks great. Thank you for the product review, that’s always so helpful.

    Since I am a huge fan of baking with sourdough, when I make pizza, I usually make a spelt dough using sourdough.

  9. Biz says:

    Tami – what a great use of that product!! I never would have thought of it.

    Love pizza, in fact I am making calzones for dinner tonight – but truth be told, I could eat pizza every day and never get sick of it – loving the new layout! :D

    1. Tami says:

      Thank you Biz I am so happy with the new blog and all the features!

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