I had to work late last night, so I missed my meet up with my friends Morgan and Veronica. So sad. But you know what cheered me up? Knowing I was going to make this pizza for dinner last night. 😀
I used the last of the pizza dough from my friends Erica and Dan – it’s from Mariano’s – and the dough is really good, just 3 points an ounce. I used 3 ounces last night (9) two tablespoons of shredded parmesan (2) and three tablespoons of the spinach and artichoke spread (3). Yes, it’s a 14 point pizza, but when I make this next time, I’ll use my skinny pizza dough and shave off 6 points.
I really have to grocery shop this week – but I am proud to say I made it to Friday with only spending $2.96 cents on food. $1.84 for the peppers and sausage for my carrot soup, and the two hard boiled eggs I had in my breakfast below.
I baked this in my Lodge cast iron skillet. It’s a 6 inch skillet and since it was a bit thicker pizza than I normally do, I baked it at 450 for about 15 minutes. I do spray my skillet with Pam and it came out really easy.
I was afraid that the pizza wasn’t going to be cheesy enough, but it was amazingly cheesy – I loved the hint of artichoke flavor.
This was a perfect pan sized pizza.
Jalapeno Popper PizzaPrint Recipe
- Pizza dough - I used 3 ounces of real pizza dough, but if i used my skinny pizza dough, I'd use 5 ounces.
- 3 tablespoons Alouette spinach and artichoke spread
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced fresh jalapeno (pickled jalapenos would be great too!
Heat oven to 450.
Spread the dough in a cast iron skillet. Spread the Alouette cheese on the dough, add the sliced jalapenos, and top with the shredded Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before slicing.
I picked up hard boiled eggs at Walgreen’s on my way into the office. I stole three slices of reduced fat salami from my roommates (thank you!) and had these crispbread in my work pantry, and I also had some Alouette cheese in my fridge – that crispbread with the cheese and sliced apple, topped with everything but the bagel seasoning was my favorite thing on that plate. I bought those crackers at Trader Joe’s. They are so good! Three points and 130 calories.
Also, there was no Biz and Jenn show yesterday. I had a mandatory lunch meeting. The only good thing about that was that they provided food, but after I opened my salad box, all I could smell was red onions. I quickly threw those away. 😀
After spending last weekend at my Mom’s house, I am excited to get bizzy in my kitchen this weekend. I am hosting dinner, but Jacob’s grandpa is doing the lamb. I am doing a ham on my Pit Barrel. My Mom will be coming over too, and it’s supposed to be near 80 degrees on Sunday!
Happy Friday friends – make it a great day! Love, Biz