Embracing a Healthy Family: March Madness Basketball and Boboli Recipes

March Madness Basketball and Boboli Recipes

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Most everyone knows that Hoosiers love their basketball and don't ask what a Hoosier is because I forgot but it's a person from Indiana which is me!  I never knew how much I loved my state until I moved away but I do.  I don't know if it's so much the state or more so because my family is mostly there.  Indiana even had a basketball movie called Hoosiers named after the state so you can be sure it's a big thing.  With the basketball season comes lots of tournaments and get togethers.  Even offices get in the act with the office pools and parties trying to figure out which college team will win it all.  I don't think the Indiana teams have faired so well post the Bobby Knight days but there is always a chance!


If you read my blog regularly, there are a few brands that I'm very loyal to and Boboli is one of them.  My family loves the crust and the sauce and whenever we make pizza, it's the brand we choose.  I used to buy the dough from our local Publix but we prefer the taste of Boboli and with all the great recipes, we can make quite a feast out of it.  Whether we want healthy or just plain ol' tasty and maybe not-so-healthy, we have a choice.  Boboli has come together again with some great recipes in honor of March madness that I opted to share with you all.




Spinach & Artichoke Pizza 
Quick & EasyVegetarianGourmet

Ingredients

1 12" Boboli® Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
1 c. part-skim Ricotta cheese
5 oz. frozen spinach, thawed, drained and chopped
4–5 artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp. hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 450° F.

In a small mixing bowl, combine part-skim Ricotta cheese, frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, and hot pepper flakes. Place the crust on a baking sheet. Spread the cheese mixture onto the crust, leaving a 1/2" border around the pizza. Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese and bake 10 – 12 minutes until bubbly and light brown on the edges. Add 1/4 pound cooked, diced chicken breast for a heartier version.

Alternate Methods

For 8" pizza crust, use 2/3 ingredients.




Chicken Parmesan Pizza 
Quick & EasyKid PleasersSports FavoritesClassic Italian

Ingredients

1 12" Boboli® Original Pizza Crust
1 5-oz. pkg. Boboli® Pizza Sauce
3/4 lb. skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 c. (4 oz.) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
8 black olives, pitted, halved (optional)
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves

Directions

Preheat oven to 450° F.
Bake time: 8 – 10 minutes

Dredge chicken in flour and fry in 1" hot oil in skillet until golden brown. Drain. Return to pan. Add 1/2 of the pizza sauce to chicken and spread mixture on pizza crust, leaving a 1" border. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese, remaining pizza sauce, and olives. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano. Bake 8 – 10 minutes on a baking sheet in the lower third of the oven. Cool slightly and serve.

Alternate Methods

For 8" pizza crust, use 2/3 ingredients.

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