A long time ago in a galaxy far away I work as a waitress at the Olive Garden. Those were some good times filled with friends, fun, and lots of food. One of my favorite night time after work meals was the chicken alfredo pizza. It was, and still is, delicious! Of course, as you may suspect, it is over the top in calories. According to the nutritional page of Olive Garden website the chicken alfredo pizza has 1180 calories, 40 (g) of fat, 3330 sodium, 144 (g) carbs, 11 (g) fiber. Yikes! And it is on the appetizer menu!! If you want to learn more about the nutritional information in popular restaurant chains then check out Eat This Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution. There is some real eye opening information in there!
In my opinion, the Olive Garden, is one of the better chain restaurants to offer healthy options on the menu but the chicken alfredo pizza is not one of them. Good thing I created a Skinny Mom’s Kitchen version that is sure to satisfy and at only 441 calories you enjoy without the guilt.
Just look at how beautiful that is!
Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Pizza
Serving size: 1 personal pan pizza
Approximate nutritional information:
Calories: 441 * Carbs: 32 * Fat: 19 * Protein: 36 * Fiber: 1
1 package prepared whole wheat pizza dough (separated into 4 pieces, 1 will be used for this recipe and the rest can be frozen or used for other pizzas)
1/4 cup Bertolli or other prepare alfredo sauce
1/4 mozzerella cheese
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded (you can either baked or boil the chicken)
1/2 cup baby spinach
Preheat oven to 400 degree
Step 1: Spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray. Stretch out pizza dough to the side of the pans.
Step 2: Spread alfredo sauce onto pizza crust then add cheese. Place chicken and spinach on top of the cheese.
Step 3: Cook in oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until crust is done and cheese is melted.
Freezer cooking instructions: Place wax paper or plastic wrap on pie pan then put together pizza and flash freeze. Once frozen pop it out of the pie pan and wrap in heavy duty plastic wrap and put in freezer bag for the freezer. The only real change is that you cannot freeze raw spinach therefore you would need to cook spinach first then prepare.
Reheating instructions: Take out of the freezer (does not need to thaw), put into pie pan (should pop right back in), and cook 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
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