Full Disclosure: I have not been compensated in any way to endorse the new Kraft brand Philadelphia Cream Cheese line of “Cooking Cremes.”
However…I did get a free sample handed to me the other day as I exited the subway. (“T” for those of us from Boston.)
Ironically, I had just seen a magazine ad for this new product from the Kraft family a few days ago. So clearly the marketing campaign is working.
Now for those of you under the illusion that I eat totally organic and never any processed foods…you may want to cover your eyes now. That means you mom. I know you raised me better than this but I can’t help myself; I am intrigued with all things food and will try most anything at least once. And frankly I like some of it. In moderation of course. At least I am willing to admit it.
So I gladly held out my hand for the free sample of the 10 oz Italian herb flavor Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme with coupons for more.
My mind immediately started ticking – what could I make with this?
Since I already have a love for all things white-sauce, creamy and cheesy, I had no problem thinking of things.
Could I spread this on a pizza shell? Would this work and would 10 mins in the oven be long enough time for this product? I checked out their website and only found 1 recipe for pizza – essentially a Margherita pizza with a white sauce. (Philly Creme)
So I used 5 ounces as my base and added my own variation on toppings.
I added tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, cooked chicken and fat-free feta.
Of course I brushed my pre-baked thin crust, front and back, with a tablespoon of olive oil first and drizzled another tablespoon on top of the toppings just to keep things moist and yummy.
Into a well-preheated 450 degree oven – on to the screaming-hot pizza stone. (This is the secret to a crispy crust.)
10 minutes later a warm, toasty delicious and fairly healthy (low-fat) dinner!
(Kraft- you can email me for an address to send the royalties! Or at least some more coupons!)
Leave off the chicken and add some thin sliced green bell pepper for a vegetarian option!
Black olives make everything better – add some!
Use a whole wheat crust for a nutritional boost!
I think some leftover blanched broccoli would be delicious!
More tomatoes = more juicy pizza – you decide how many!