A couple of days ago I posted my recipe for a reduced calorie spinach and mushroom lasagna. I also mentioned how there was a fair bit of sauce leftover that I would be using again in another recipe later. Well here it is!
First off I must confess that I’m completely addicted to making these things. Whenever I discovered how easy it was to make a crispy, thin crust pizza with whole grain lavash, it became one of my go-to lunch meals. The entire sheet of lavash is only 120 calories and makes a nice sized personal pizza. It’s large enough that I often split one with someone and eat it with a small salad. The total calorie count of your flatbread will vary depending on the toppings, but mine almost always fall between 350-450. One of my favorites has been topped with a combination of chopped mushrooms, fontina cheese, fresh thyme, and truffle oil. And of course it’s hard not to love the trusty fall back of a classic margherita style pizza with tomatoes and chopped fresh basil. In this case however, I’ll be using the leftover lasagna filling I made the other night with shredded mozzarella, kalamata olives, and a sprinkling of paprika. If you’re a pizza fiend that is also trying to be a health fiend, definitely give this one a try. It comes together in under 15 minutes and will satisfy those nagging cravings without destroying your calorie budget. :)
- 1/4 leftover green lasagna filling (or hey, use some pesto, leftover spaghetti sauce, infused oil, or sundried tomato spread – it’s all good!)
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 sheet whole grain lavash
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 5 kalamata olives, chopped
- Paprika, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 and place lavash directly on the oven rack for about 5 minutes, just to dry it out a little.
- Remove from oven and brush olive oil over the flatbread, focusing on the edges. Spread the lasagna filling over the top and add the shredded cheese and olives. Return to oven and bake another 5-8 minutes. Broiling will also work here but keep an eye on it as the lavash is very thin and can burn easily.
- Sprinkle with paprika, slice and serve immediately.