Pizza. It’s basically an American staple. I love it. Nothing beats a nice, gooey, cheesy pizza. Like…my perfect pizza involves green peppers, onions, pineapple, and bacon. None of that mushroom or olive crap, ugh!
After I had surgery, I was actually able to eat pizza for a while (and by “eat pizza” I mean I could eat like half a slice). But then, one day…no more. I felt like my body cheated on me. At least with Chinese food, my pouch rejected that immediately and I avoid it like the plague. But…PIZZA. COME ON.
So, after avoiding pizza for a while, and grouchily staring at my husband in his failed attempts to hide pizza boxes, I took to the internet.
Lo and behold, I stumbled upon the concept of wonton pizzas.
At first, I was a little worried. I had tried wontons before and that didn’t go over so well (see above reference to Chinese food and how my body handles that) but after I gave this a go, it seemed to be acceptable to Oscar (yes, my pouch is named. Get it? Oscar the Pouch? Giggle).
I made a couple of tweaks to the original recipes that I found online and that seemed to work out well for me. I am also often a “just plain cheese” kinda person, despite that perfect pizza I described up above.
So, without further ado…may I present Wonton Pizzas!
6 wonton wrappers
½ cup pizza sauce use less if you’re not a big sauce person)
¾ cup mozzarella cheese (less if you’re not super into cheese, but that’s weird)
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
A few sprinkles dried Italian herb medley (optional)
Toppings: veggies, pepperoni, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with tinfoil for easy cleanup. If you’re not using tinfoil, lightly mist the baking sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Arrange your wonton wrappers on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with the dried Italian herb medley. To me, this adds a little more flavor.
- Put the cookie sheet in the oven and let the wontons get a little crisp – about 5 minutes (personally, I prefer a crispier crust, but if you don’t, you can skip this step
- In a small bowl, mix the sauce and the Parmesan cheese together. This will form a slightly thicker paste.
- Spread the tomato and cheese paste on each wonton wrapper.
- Sprinkle the wontons with the mozzarella cheese and add toppings as you desire.
- Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes until the cheese melts.
This makes 2 servings, 3 wontons each. This completely fills me up, but my stomach is the size of an egg, so you might need more if you’re not a bariatric patient!
You can also make a healthier version of pizza rolls – just take a corner of the wonton wrapper and fold over with the toppings inside!
Share with me: what’s YOUR favorite kind of pizza?