Patriotic Dish: Pizza Flag


8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes     Cook Time: 22 minutes

6 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese slices

1 Tbsp. Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread

2 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry

1 ready-made fresh or frozen pizza dough

1 cup Ragu® Pizza Quick Sauce

2 plum tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into slices or 1 sliced red bell pepper or a mixture of the two

Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Take 2 slices of mozzarella cheese and stack together. Use Fiskars kitchen scissors or small knife to cut a few star shapes out of the cheese. Slice remaining cheese into 1-inch strips.

Preheat oven to 450°. Melt Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Stretch pizza dough to fit a rectangular pan. Spread Pizza Quick Sauce evenly over dough. Sprinkle spinach over top left corner of dough. Place stars on the spinach. Lay tomatoes (or peppers) and cheese strips in alternating strips on rest of the pizza.

Bake 10 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to turn golden and crust is starting to brown. Remove from oven and serve with crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories 210, Calories From Fat 70, Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 7g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 460mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Sugars 4g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 20%, Iron 10%

Tip for page: Pressed for time? Grab your favorite low-fat string cheese to use as the stripes!

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