This beautiful recipe is big on garlicky flavor and SmartPoints friendly, plus it satisfies any burning pizza desire, all thanks to flatbread’s versatility.
Last year, my efforts to grow my own garlic in the big city sort of fizzled, when, come July, I pulled up little heads of garlic not much bigger than the cloves I planted the fall before. I think the soil was far too compacted from years of friendly neglect (and day lilies) that those sweet little bulbs just couldn’t grow any bigger. I used up every bit I grew, though, and only this week did I head to the store for a fresh supply. Next year, my garlic will hopefully be a success, thanks to a very kind neighbor a block over with dark, beautiful dirt and a lot of space. Thanks, Robert! Here’s to our shared garlic in 2017.
Because the grocery store bulbs are much larger, that means I’m freely roasting whole huge heads of Spanish garlic again, and the house smells great because of it. Roasted garlic is largely very low in calories, but it provides a lot of the things that high calorie foods are typically known for: richness, moisture, flavor, and depth. Roasted garlic does all of these things in spades. Plus it wards off vampires, so….bonus!
In this recipe, we slather the roasted garlic on our Light Original flatbread like a sauce, then add the ingredients on top. The heat of the garlic is softened way down from roasting, so don’t skimp or worry about the dreaded garlic breath. This pizza is going to be worth it. Do you really want to be around someone who would be offended by garlic, anyways? I thought not. After all, they might be a vampire….
-Amy at Flatout
Turkey Bacon Pizza with Roasted Garlic
- 1 Flatout Light Original flatbread
- 1 head (about 10 cloves) garlic, roasted
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 3 slices low-sodium turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 scallions, chopped on the bias
- ¾ cup shredded fat-free mozzarella
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1.Preheat oven to 375° F.
2.Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray; place flatbread on sheet,and bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
3.Spread roasted garlic evenly on flatbread, season with pepper, then top with turkey bacon and scallion pieces. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
4.Bake for an additional 4 minutes. Remove flatbread from oven, and top with chives. Serve immediately.