Do you like pizza? Today, I have a super easy pizza for one, Skinny Hawaiian Pizza Bites, inspired by a Rachael Ray recipe. I love this because it’s set up for one serving but could easily be made into more than one. Another reason to love it; no dealing with a crust, just use an English muffin, how easy is that?
- 1 English muffin, make it healthier with whole grain
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, I used Hunt's, roasted garlic flavor
- ¼ cup shredded cheese, I used pizza blend, mozzarella and cheddar
- 2 slices or about an ounce of Canadian bacon or ham
- ¼ cup crushed pineapple
- 1 scallion, green part only, sliced (if desired)
- Place a piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place English muffin on top. Spread tomato sauce on the muffin. Top with rest of the ingredients. Broil until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Another big plus, 2 minutes cook time!
I found this recipe in the March 2014 issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray. This magazine is chock full of breakfast recipes, most of them super simple. And, all of them look really delicious, trust me! Of course, I love breakfast. I love breakfast food anytime of day, too. That being said, I didn’t really think this recipe qualifies for a breakfast food, but it is made on an English muffin, so I guess that’s enough to call it breakfast!
The inspiration recipe, Hawaiian Pizzette, is from the magazine, in the booklet: “A Month of 350-Calorie Breakfasts”. I calculated my version at about 280 calories. That’s just an estimation based on the nutrition labels on the ingredients I used. I loved this, especially for those few calories. It was really filling. And, so good!
I made several changes to Rachael’s original recipe. I used Canadian bacon, instead of Black Forest ham. I used pizza blend cheese, instead of mozzarella. I used crushed pineapple, instead of cubed. These were all decisions based on what I preferred on that particular shopping trip. Next time, I’m sure I will mix it up again.
One other change I made was to use flavored tomato sauce instead of marinara sauce. I felt if I was only going to use a couple of tablespoons of sauce, I should buy something I could use later. I poured the left over sauce into a freezer bag, labelled it, and froze it. Now, I can add it to another sauce or “break” a piece off of the frozen tomato sauce and make another pizza for one. Plus, I spent only 50 cents on a small can of sauce. Marinara sauce comes in bigger jars, and cost more.
Note, I used a tiny bit of green stuff from my produce drawer, for the sake of the pictures. The original recipe uses scallions to get a pretty bit of green.
What do you think, would you call this breakfast? Would love to hear from you! Thanks for reading:) Di