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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 450.3
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 117.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,497.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 42.4 g

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Cheese Palzone

Submitted by: MPODOWITZ
Cheese Palzone

Introduction

A palzone is a diet-friendly pita calzone. Substituting fat-free cottage cheese for ricotta, Parmesan cheese for mozzarella, and a pita crust for pizza dough saves the calories without sacrificing the flavor. Best of all, these are protein bombs, packing over 40 grams per serving! A palzone is a diet-friendly pita calzone. Substituting fat-free cottage cheese for ricotta, Parmesan cheese for mozzarella, and a pita crust for pizza dough saves the calories without sacrificing the flavor. Best of all, these are protein bombs, packing over 40 grams per serving!
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    2 pita rounds
    16oz container of fat-free cottage cheese
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    1 large egg
    1 1/2Tb finely minced garlic
    Dried Italian herbs (parsley, oregano, basil, garlic) to taste

Tips

Add flavorful ingredients to the cottage cheese mixture for additional calories and a different taste!


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Strain the cottage cheese to remove excess liquid and combine in a bowl with the Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, egg, and dried Italian herbs to taste.

Warm pita loaves 2-3 minutes in 350 degree oven until pliant or microwave on high for ten seconds

Carefully make a 3" incision in the edge of each pita round. (Alternatively, cut a 2" - 3" arc out of the circumference of the pita round. Using a butter knife or fork handle and without further tearing or cutting the edge of the pita, gently open the pita loaf into a pocket. Fill the pita with the cottage cheese mixture using a tablespoon.

Place the filled pita on a lightly greased baking sheet and gently pat until level and the cottage cheese distributed evenly inside the pita.

Using a sharp knife, make two small (1") slits in the top of the pita.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of your favorite low-calorie pasta sauce.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Palzones

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MPODOWITZ.






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