Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Broccoli-Mushroom Calzone

1 c. sliced mushrooms
2 t. light margarine
1/4 c. grated parmesan or asagio cheese
3/4 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
5 T. fat-free egg substitute
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 c. finely chopped raw broccoli
1 sweet red pepper, roasted and sliced
4 black olives, sliced
1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed

Heat oven ot 350. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.

To make filling: Saute mushrooms in margarine until tender, about 5 minutes. Combine cheeses, 4 tablespoons egg substitute and black pepper. Stir in broccoli, roasted peppers, olives and mushrooms.

To assemble calzone: On baking sheet, stretch dough into a 6x16 inch rectangle. Spoon on filling, covering dough up to 1 inch from the edges. Fold dough over lengthwise; press edges together. Brush dough with remaining egg substitute. Bake until calzone is golden brown, 25-30 minutes.

Per serving:
about 449 calories, 13 g fat

secret to success:
Bake pizza on the lowest rack in a heated oven for a crisp crust.

Creamy Linguine With Ham

1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
2 oz. lean ham, julienned
1/3 c. fat -free chicken broth
1/3 c. fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 t. red and black pepper blend
8 oz. linguine cooked

Coat a skillet with non-stick spray. Add zucchini and ham. Saute over medium-high heat until zucchini is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Whisk broth, mayonnaise and pepper blend until smooth. Toss zucchini, ham and mayonnaise mixture with hot linguine. Delicious!

servings: 4

about 250 calories, 1.4 g fat

Classic Chocolate Fondue

This is one of my favorite desserts.

1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened dutch process cocoa
1 T. cornstarch
3/4 c. skim milk
1 T. reduced-calorie margarine
1 T. orange extract
In a small saucepan, whisk sugar, cocoa and cornstarch.
Whisk in milk until well blended. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in margarine and extract. Transfer to a heated fondue pot, crockpot or small casserole with a warming unit.

Serve with whole strawberries; frozen banana slices; kiwifruit slices; graham crackers or cubes of reduced-calorie pound cake.

sidenote: I never use orange extract, I substitute vanilla and I usually serve with strawberries, angel food cake and bananas (not frozen). LOVE IT!

per serving: about 70 calories, 1 g fat