Ww Core Polenta Crust Pizza

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A yummy alternative to pizza that follows the Weight Watchers Core program.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. spray two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonfat cooking spray
  3. Line the bottoms of each pan with circles of parchment paper.
  4. To make polenta, put the water, cornmeal, salt, and seasonings into a large microwavable casserole dish or 1-quart measure.
  5. Cook at full power for 4 minutes.
  6. Stir well and cook again at high power for 2 more minutes.
  7. Stir again and cook at high power for another 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from the microwave, stir in the olive oil, and beat with a spoon until completely smooth.
  9. Spread the polenta evenly in the bottom of the two pans.
  10. Place the pans in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  11. While the crust is cooking, prepare your toppings.
  12. Sauté the vegetables lightly in a non-stick pan until onion begins to soften.
  13. After 12 minutes, take the crusts out of the oven and invert them onto a large baking sheet, side by side.
  14. They should fall right out of the pan with the parchment paper stuck to them. Peel away the parchment.
  15. Spread each crust with pizza sauce (don't use too much or they will be soggy) and top with veggies and vegan sausage.
  16. Sprinkle with chopped garlic.
  17. Return to the oven for about 10 minutes, until toppings look done.
  18. Lift off the baking sheet carefully using a large spatula and your hand--they are not sturdy like regular pizza, so be careful not to let your toppings slide off.
  19. Cut into fourths and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Healthy pizza!!! While I switch back and forth between the two WW plans, either way I generally try and focus my choices around foods found on the Core list. Doing my regular scan for Core recipes I came across this recipe and knew I needed to try it. Every bit as delicious as I anticipated and point friendly to boot. No microwave, I cooked my polenta on the stove for 5 minutes. The directions were ambiguous on the pizza sauce but I assumed the basil and oregano were mixed into the tomato paste and water. I only used two links so that I could sprinkle a little soy mozzarella on top (less than an ounce). This was so good as the toppings beautifully captured all the flavors of a classic pizza and I love polenta so the base was just as delicious. Thanks! Made for *Pick A Chef - Spring 2008.*

5 5

Thanks for sharing this...what a great idea! I had some truffled polenta that I had frozen so I just whipped that bad boy out, topped it with amazing pizza sauce, and finished it with a saut? of zucchini, portobello mushrooms, yellow peppers, onion and spinach. I thoroughly enjoyed this with a side salad and will make it again. Our version was vegan to fit our diet.

5 5

This was very good and easier than I expected. I will always make polenta in the microwave from now on. Next time I'll use less pepper ( too spicey for my children) and a little less sauce. Other than that very tastey. Thanks for sharing!