Individual Pizzas with Broccoli, Cheese, and Meat Sauce

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Mix some broccoli into the cheese to make a tasty base for a ground-round topping.
6 servings (serving size: 1 pizza)


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1 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound ground round
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
3 cups broccoli florets
1 1/4 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
6 (4-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crusts (such as Boboli)


Preheat oven to 400°.

Cook onion, garlic, and beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Add tomato paste, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Steam broccoli, covered, 4 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place broccoli, 1/4 teaspoon salt, ricotta, basil, Parmesan, and juice in a blender or food processor; process until broccoli is finely chopped. Spread about 1/3 cup broccoli mixture over each pizza crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; top with 1/3 cup beef mixture.

Place pizzas on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until heated.

Created date

April 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 509
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 17.1 g
Satfat 7.7 g
Monofat 6.7 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 59.1 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Iron 4.8 mg
Sodium 1033 mg
Calcium 538 mg