French Bread Pizza with Beans and Chunky Vegetables

Enjoy this delicious pizza that's topped with beans and spaghetti sauce - perfect when you want dinner to be ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

CRUST

4
(5-inch-long) pieces French bread

TOPPING

2
cups reduced-fat reduced-sodium chunky vegetable spaghetti sauce
1
(15.5-oz.) can pinto or pink beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
6
fresh basil leaves, chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cut each bread piece in half horizontally. Hollow out center of each to form 3/4-inch-thick shell; discard bread crumbs or save for another use. If necessary, cut thin slice off rounded bottom of each piece so it will sit firmly while baking. Place, hollowed side up, on sprayed foil-lined cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine spaghetti sauce, beans, onion, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture evenly into bread shells, spreading almost to edges. Sprinkle each with cheese and basil.
  • 4 Bake at 425°F. for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    820mg
    820%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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