Crawfish Pizza

from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook 

Who doesn’t love pizza? An assortment of my favorite fresh ingredients with Louisiana crawfish make this an amazing pizza. When you can have easy hot out-of-the oven quick pizza recipes with healthy pizza toppings in the comfort of your own home, why order out pizza?! Pizza is a dinner favorite of all ages and I have a healthy pizza topping with mouth-watering Louisiana crawfish! With all fresh ingredients you can whip up this quick pizza dinner last minute for a fast and healthy dinner. I love pizza because you can top it with so many veggies-be creative with healthy pizza toppings – add your favorite!

Makes 6 – 8 slices

1 (12-inch) thin pizza crust
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/4 pound sliced mushrooms
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 pound cooked, seasoned peeled crawfish
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced or 1 cup shredded, part-skim, mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven 400ºF. Cover crust with olive oil and garlic. Sprinkle with basil.
2. In small nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the mushrooms for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, stirring until wilted.
3. Evenly spoon spinach mixture, crawfish, tomatoes, red onion, and cheese on top of crust. Bake 8–10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is browned.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 189, Calories from fat (%) 35, Fat (g) 8, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 65, Sodium (mg) 265, Carbohydrate (g) 17, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 2, Protein (g) 13, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat

Terrific Tidbit: Fresh mozzarella cheese may be found in the deli section and has a different texture and taste than the packaged mozzarella cheese. It is slightly higher in fat but I think it is worth the flavor.