Caroline Manzo Gives Pizza a Healthy Twist

Caroline Manzo Gives Pizza a Healthy Twist

Think salad, not sausage.

By Lauren Metz

Craving a slice of gooey goodness, but without the post-crust guilt? Then take a bite out of this recipe for recipe for Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza from The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo.

Start by putting down the delivery menu, and picking up these ingredients instead:

2 small heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
8 ounces of grilled, boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 one-pound fresh pizza dough
1 cup of provolone cheese, grated
Caesar salad dressing
Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. "Lightly flour your work space so you can work the dough into round pizza shape," Chef Manzo writes on her site. "Gently transfer the dough onto a round pizza baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10- 15 minutes. Remove the pizza crust from oven and spread the shredded provolone evenly. Place it back into the oven until all of the cheese is melted."

Once that's done, set your pizza aside to cool and mix your salad in a large bowl. "Combine lettuce, cooked grilled chicken, and croutons. Add dressing, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Toss well," writes Caroline. Obviously, take it easy on the cheese, croutons, and salad dressing to keep calories in check—you can even substitute the dough with a whole wheat option.  Before you’re ready to serve, simply sprinkle the green magic on top and you're good to go!

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