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Serves 12, 1 slice per serving

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 (10-ounce) package prebaked whole-wheat pizza crust
4 ounces roasted red peppers, patted dry and sliced
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Method:
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and caramelized, stirring frequently.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F.

3. Place pizza crust on round pizza pan. Top with onion, roasted peppers, olives, and feta cheese. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until crust is crisp. Cut into 12 slices and serve immediately.

Good to Know: Caramelizing onions brings out their natural sugars and makes them taste unbelievably good. So ya won’t wanna skip this step. And since the feta and olives add a touch of saltiness, there’s no need for any added salt.

Health Information:
Calories 90, Calories From Fat 35, Total Fat 4.0g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol <5mg, Sodium 200mg, Potassium 30mg, Total Carbohydrates 13g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Protein 4g, Phosphorus 5mg

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