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Polenta Provençal Pizza

Yield 18 appetizer servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups stone ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons canned no-salt-added chicken broth, undiluted
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (skinned before cooking and cooked without salt)
  • 1 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup drained and chopped canned artichoke hearts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 8.5 g
  • carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 144 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in a medium bowl; stir well. Combine water and olive oil; stir with a wire whisk until blended. Add oil mixture to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Press mixture into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  3. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add basil and next 4 ingredients. Process 1 minute or until smooth, scraping sides of processor bowl once. Spread basil mixture over cornmeal crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, chicken, red pepper, and artichoke. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 30 minutes or until crust is set. Cut into 18 rectangles.

Light and Luscious