A few weeks ago, I was on Showcase MN television show making a healthy pizza. After the show, I didn't want to waste all the ingredients I just used (because we didn't actually bake a pizza on TV, I had one pre-made). So I put the toppings in a tupperwear, and I stopped at Trader Joe's on my way home to pick up frozen artichokes. I threw everything in a casserole dish and viola! A pizza casserole that took about 2 minutes to throw together!
1 bag frozen Artichoke hearts (from Trader Joe's)
3 links of chicken sausage (Bolinski's Organic)
1 package of sliced mushrooms
1 green pepper
(AND any favorite pizza topping)
1/2 jar No Sugar Marinara Sauce (no soybean oils either!)
2 cup mozzarella cheese (shred your own please:)
Place artichokes in a lasagna pan. Cut up chicken links into 1/4 inch pieces. Top with mushrooms and peppers. Cover the yummy goodness with marinara sauce, top with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy! Best results are if you let it rest for 15 minutes after baking to let the juices set in.
1 cup White Pasta = 246 calories, 43 carbs, 5 fiber
1 cup Artichoke Hearts = 40 calories, 6 carbs, 4 fiber