Bacon, Basil and Tomato Pizzettes

This recipe was created in collaboration with my husband. It was something that we came up with one day and last weekend we finally got a chance to make it and try it out. We were very happy with the results! These little pizzettes are so tasty!! They reminded us of a cross between bruschetta and a BLT. The basil and tomatoes give the mini pizzas a such fresh flavor. My husband likes  more basil than I do, so on his pizzettes, he piled on the basil. While on mine, I added a bit less. That’s why I do not have an amount for the basil listed in the recipe. You can add as much or as little basil as you please. These pizzettes make a perfect appetizer for guests or add a side salad and you have a light and tasty supper. I hope that you enjoy these as much as my husband and I did!

Bacon, Basil and Tomato Pizzettes

1 ball of pizza dough

8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1 c. fat free sour cream

12 slices bacon

6 Roma tomatoes

a bunch of Basil

Set the cream cheese out on the counter to warm up to room temperature and soften. Cook the bacon and set aside on a paper towel to drain off the excess grease. When it has cooled, crumble the bacon. Cut each tomato in half, remove the seeds, then dice into small pieces. Chiffonade (cut into strips) or chop the bail, or leave the basil leaves whole and just remove them from the stems. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Roll out the pizza dough to a thickness of about 1/8 of an inch. Use a 3 inch cookie cutter to cut out the dough into little rounds. Place the pizza rounds on a baking sheet, prick all over with a fork and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Using a wisk or mixer, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together until they are completely combined. Spread a spoonful of the cream mixture on top of all the pizzettes. Then top with the bacon, tomatoes and basil. If you don’t want all the toppings falling off, you could stir the bacon, basil and tomatoes into the cream cheese mixture. Serve with a salad for a light supper or as an appetizer.

Makes 36 pizzettes.

Nutritional information per pizzette:

85 Calories

3 g. fat

1 g. saturated fat

6 mg. cholesterol

217 mg sodium

10 g. carbohydrates

0.3 g. fiber

2 g. sugar

4 g. protein

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