3 Fast food meal wannabes to make at home

Personal Pan Pizza

 

Pizza Hut’s personal pizzas are delicious, but filled with added salt and oil. Sub out a normal crust for gluten free pizza dough and top with veggies for a cheesy homemade version.

 

Ingredients

1 package GF pizza dough

8 oz. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to coat pans and drizzle

1 1/2 c. pizza sauce

12 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

Veggie toppings as desired

 

 

1.    Prepare GF pizza crust by taking out of package.

2.    Pour 1 -2 tablespoons of oil in the bottom of iron skillet or round cake pans.

3.    Place 1 ball of dough in each pan and turn to coat evenly with oil

4.    Press the dough around the pan, slightly flattening and make sure oil is spread around the entire bottom and edges of the pan. Cover the pans with plastic wrap and let the dough sit and rise for 2 hours. After the first hour preheat the oven to 550 degrees F.

5.    After dough has risen, flatten and pop any bubbles that have risen.

6.    Spread 3/4 cup of sauce on top of the dough, using the back of a spoon .

7.    Top with mozzarella cheese

8.    Add other toppings as desired.

9.    Pop the pan into the oven and bake 12-15 minutes, or until top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. The crust should be golden brown and crisp when you lift it.

10. Remove from oven when crust is golden and crispy and let it cool. Transfer pie to cutting board and slice and serve.

 

 

 

 

Whopper Sandwhich

 

Burger King’s Whopper has a whopping 630 calories—almost half of a daily calorie intake. Make a healthier and equally as delicious whopper at home for less calories (don’t tell anyone—the secret is in the char-grilled patty).

 

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef chuck

4 slices yellow American cheese

4 whole wheat hamburger buns

4 tablespoons ketchup

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 small onion

16 crinkle-cut dill pickles

8 slices tomato

 

1.    If you have a charcoal grill: Light charcoal. When the charcoal is lit, arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set the cooking grate in place, cover and preheat for 5 minutes.

If you don’t: Place a grill pan on your kitchen burners.

2.    Divide the ground beef into 4 balls. Press them into thin, even patties about ½ inch thick.

3.    Season the patties with salt and pepper and place directly over the hot part of the grill. Cover and cook until the patty has grilling marks, or for 2 minutes. Rotate until juices begin the emerge, or about 2-4 more minutes.

4.    When finished, flip patties and top with a slice of American cheese. Immediately transfer the patties to the coolest part of the grill. Toast the whole wheat buns over direct heat until golden. Put the buns on a plate

5.    Spread 1/2 tablespoon ketchup on each bottom and top bun. Layer lettuce, onions, pickles, and tomato on top of each bottom bun.

6.    Place the patties on top of bottom buns. Close sandwiches with top buns and serve immediately.

 

 

Crunchwrap Supreme

 

Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme was a game changer. Who knew all of the fixings of a plate of nachos inside of a tortilla was the ultimate way to eat nachos mess-free? Here’s a healthy crunchwrap recipe that’s sure to put Taco Bell out of business—because it’s that good.

 

Ingredients:

 

1 large flour tortilla

1 lb lean ground beef

1 package taco seasoning

handful of bite size tortilla chips

1 tablespoon low fat sour cream

½ cup of low fat or vegan shredded cheese

1 cup of shredded lettuce

½ cup of diced tomatoes

 

 

1.    Brown the ground beef in a hot pan and add the taco seasoning

2.    Heat the tortilla in the microwave for about 10 seconds

3.    Spread a dollop of sour cream in the center of the tortilla.

4.    Top with 2 tablespoons of ground beef

5.    Sprinkle with shredded cheese

6.    Put down a layer of tortilla chips

7.    Toss on some diced tomatoes & shredded lettuce

8.    Heat a pan to medium/low heat and spray with cooking spray.

9.    Fold the edges of the tortilla inward in a spiral, starting at the bottom and working around.

10. Place it folded side down in the pan and brown each side (about 3 minutes)

11. Cook for 2-3 minutes & serve

 

If none of these do it for you, you can always check out the Hardee’s menu!  They always have something tasty ready to go, and are available all over the world!