Mix some broccoli into the cheese to make a tasty base for a ground-round topping.

Ken Haedrich
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2004


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 pizza)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 17.1g; saturated fat 7.7g; mono fat 6.7g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 59.1g; fiber 2.7g; cholesterol 45mg; iron 4.8mg; sodium 1033mg; calcium 538mg.