Summer Squash Pizza

In Main Dish, Recipes by Tanya0 Comments

I remember my Mom talking about a squash casserole when I was younger.  Of course, back then I thought squash was gross.  Not that I had tried it…

I feel like I missed out on lots of great foods just because they were different or unknown.  If something looked gross or smelled strange, I just didn’t eat it.  My mom had lots of foods that she didn’t eat, so I guess it didn’t seem weird to me at the time.  Now I realize how much I was missing out on!  Since I started WW in Sept 09, I have tried TONS of new foods, and I am finding there are quite a few things that I really like that I never thought I would.

So, in honor of that attitude, I decided to make a rough interpretation of my Mom’s squash casserole.  The true version would be done in the oven with a few more ingredients, but this was a quick and easy way to have a low point snack or meal (depending on the day)! 

Start by slicing a summer squash and spreading it out on a plate. 

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Add one serving of turkey sausage crumbles (Jimmy Dean pre-cooked) and two servings of shredded fat free mozzarella cheese.  Throw in the microwave for a few minutes and enjoy!

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This yummy treat only cost me 4 Points+.  If you don’t like fat free cheese, substitute your preferred type…just don’t forget to adjust the Points+ values! 

As I mentioned, this IS better in the oven.  Cooking it in the microwave leaves the squash a bit crunchier than I would prefer.  I suppose I could have just put it back in the microwave for a minute or two longer but I was HUNGRY and in a hurry! 

I made this after running 8 miles for the first time, so I didn’t have a lot of patience. I wanted to eat QUICK!  Even with a little extra crunch, it was still delicious.  Try it and let me know what you think!

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