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Caramelized Pear, Spinach and Chicken Pizza

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Caramelized Pear, Spinach and Chicken Pizza
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 8
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Create trendy pizzeria flavors in a made-at-home cheesy chicken pizza.
Updated Mar 27, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Marianne Pieper
Beaver Dam, Kentucky

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium firm ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (6 oz) refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup Alfredo sauce (from 15-oz jar)
  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen creamed spinach, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Brush 17x11x1-inch pan with 1 teaspoon of the melted butter. Unroll pizza crust dough in pan; press dough to cover bottom and 1/2 inch up sides.
  • 2
    Place pan on lowest oven rack. Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook remaining butter and onion over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Add pears and brown sugar; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until pears and onion are tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet.
  • 4
    To same skillet, add chicken, Alfredo sauce, creamed spinach, pesto, rosemary and oregano. Heat over medium heat just until warm. Spread onto baked crust; top with pear mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 5
    Bake on center rack of oven 7 to 12 minutes or until edges of crust are brown and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information

450 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
11g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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