Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

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Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

Happy Valentine’s Day!

While yes, I don’t particularly love Valentine’s Day, it’s part of my gig to post something heart shaped today and since I’m no Joy the Baker, I made a pizza!

If you’re looking for a quick meal for tonight and haven’t committed to anything yet, make this pizza. What’s more romantic than splitting a pizza together? Especially one that won’t put you in a carb coma after – it’s made of real, simple ingredients: tomato sauce, potatoes, basil, olives, and mozzarella cheese.

The sauce I used is Victoria Fine Foods’ Tomato Basil Sauce, because it’s THE BEST. But, you could use their Premium Marinara sauce, too for a less basil-y taste. Seriously, I think I have gone through 24 jars of Victoria Fine Foods sauces in the past year. The ingredients are just so clean (they’re listed on the front!), it’s the next best thing – and even better – than a homemade sauce.

Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

And I tried my hardest to make those olive slices form a heart – you see it, right? Haha – I guess arts and crafts aren’t really my thing?

Since it is Valentine’s Day and I’m in the spirit, here’s a list of 10 things I love MOST about my handsome husband:

  1. His sense of humor. I don’t smile or laugh nearly as much when I’m not around him.
  2. That he’s just a good person. He has more compassion than I could ever imagine having – he cares about people, and wants to go above and beyond for them.
  3. His lips. He’s got great big lips! One day when we have kids, I hope they get his lips and not my thin Italian ones.
  4. His sociability. He’s just fun to be around! We can just sit on the couch for a whole weekend and come Monday, I’ll look back and say, “That was so much fun!” And when we’re out with people, he’s the life of the party – it’s great to watch him make people laugh.
  5. The way he cares about my family. He’s always down for a trip to visit my family and never makes a stink about the fact that we always see my family and rarely get to see his (partly because most of them live in Puerto Rico.)
  6. His own love for his Mom. He calls her every single day just to talk. I love hearing the inflection in his voice when he talks to his mother in Spanish.
  7. His honesty. He literally can’t tell a lie, he’s a very genuine and honest person. What you see is what you get.
  8. His pride in me and what I’ve built with Inspiralized. He always wants to help, to talk through things, and always brags about me to his business partners, his family, his friends, and even his clients.
  9. While Lu’s not a big grand romantic, he does little romantic things all the time and I’m not always the best at acknowledging it. He’ll call me around 7pm and say, “Okay, honey, I’m just leaving the office now, I got held up.” And I’ll be super bummed and then 10 seconds later, he opens the door into the apartment! It’s always make me happy!
  10. And lastly, because I can’t resist, his Colombian/Dominican butt. So cute and pinchable!

Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

Have a sweet day – whether you’re single or taken, love yourself today, that’s what’s most important!

Note: This post was sponsored by Victoria Fine Foods. However, all my opinions are my own, always.

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 6 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives and Basil

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large Russet potatoes peeled, Blade D
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 medium eggs beaten
  • 4-5 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce I use Victoria Fine Foods’ Organic Marinara Sauce
  • 12 large pitted black olives sliced
  • 4 basil leaves sliced
  • optional: parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-proof 12” skillet. Once oil is shimmering, add the potato noodles and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss until cooked and wilted and lightly browned, about 10 minutes and then transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Let cool for 1 minute and then add in the egg and toss well to combine.
  • Transfer the noodles back into the skillet, spreading them out to cover the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the egg is cooked and the noodles are set and appear firm when pressed down with the back of a spatula. Ideally, the crust should start to brown and perhaps some of the edges are crispy.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, leaving about 1” from the ends for a crust. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until mozzarella melts.
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot over high heat, add the marinara sauce and bring to a strong simmer. Let cook for 2 minutes or until fully heated.
  • Once pizza is done, remove from the oven. Ladle the sauce into the center of the pizza and then swirl around until it covers the pie to your preference. Then, take the olives and create a beautiful heart!
  • Garnish with basil leaves and parmesan cheese. Serve to your Valentine!

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 6 small slices or 4 large slices) - calories: 198, fat: 11g, saturated fat: 4g, carbs: 17g, fiber: 3g, sugars: 2g, protein: 10g, sodium: 339mg

Spiralized Margherita Pizza with Olives & Basil

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21 comments

Hi Ali! Although I agree with you on Valentines day, I totally loved this adorable post :) Thank you for sharing this recipe which I will try (veganizing!) and for writing so many cute and loving things about your Lu <3
Aria says:
I'm veganizing it too today, what are you using as a binder? I'm thinking flax egg blended with aquafaba. Thanks Ali! You are my inspiration!
Francesca says:
Hey! I want to try this today. How did it work with the flax egg blended with aquafaba?
Ali Maffucci says:
Thanks for the kindness! Let me know how the veganizing ends up!
Debra says:
This post is so cute! Thank you for another great recipe!! You are appreciated!! ?????
Jeanne says:
This looks so good. I am making this on Friday night.
Lynne says:
Ali, I made the pizza and it was a disaster. I put the potato/egg mixture in a greased iron skillet, it browned nicely and looked good, but when I tried to get it out of the pan, it all fell apart. HELP! I then took the pile of potato/egg mixture, formed a circle with my hands, popped it back into the oven for 10 more minutes on high and it was better.....what kind of pan did you use? Lynne
Heather says:
Dear Ali, Wow, I would love to try this as it looks absolutely delicious. However, I don't eat potatoes. Any ideas that could make a potential substitute? Celery root? Heather PS I absolutely love your recipes, your recipe books, apps and your generosity!
Tcelia Klosowicz says:
Dear Ali, Hi ! I have been following you from the start of your journey. I am so impressed by your accomplishments. My inspiralizer is the original. Now colors that's awesome. I was wondering can this pizza recipe be made with zucchini noodles? I'm on a restricted diet and I can't have root vegetables. Thank you so much.
Ludia Booth says:
I can't do dairy. And usually make raw nut cheese substitute. What would you recommend for a mozzarella substitution? Raw cheese takes a couple of days to make. Thanks!
Daniel says:
Hi Ali, I made this recipe twice in two days (including once for a dinner party) and each time was a success. Thanks very much.
Cheryl K says:
What a wonderful tribute to your hubby. But back good memories for me. That's the kind of relationship I had before I lost him to cancer. I really enjoyed this post and wish you many more years with your best friend/husband
Ryan says:
Hey Ali, I have several red potatoes leftover from a meal I made this week. Would red potatoes work in this recipe instead of Idaho? Can't wait to try!
Jill R says:
Love this! I used the crust and made basically a supreme pizza instead with red onion, green pepper, turkey pepperoni, mushrooms and jalapeños. The crust didn't quite firm up how I wanted even with an extra 20 minutes in the oven. My oven safe pan was a cast iron skillet so I don't know if that was the problem. I noticed there's a different recipe for a potato pizza crust that I intend to try BUT I think I could've transferred the cooked noodles with the eggs to a baking sheet and made a rectangular pizza crust that was more like a thin crust too. Either way the pizza was delicious! We just had to use a fork and knife which didn't stop us from enjoying it.
Jenn says:
I hope you'll fiddle around with creating a vegan crust, I'd love to try this one! What an amazing site, I've just stumbled on it and I can't decide which recipe to begin with!
Jillian B says:
Hi Ali, I had a quick question - when you say this recipe is 6 ww points, is that referring to 1/6 of the pizza (one small slice)? Thanks!
Kay says:
Made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious. Thank you!

Meaghan says:
This looks so great!! Amazing job and thank you for sharing your photo with us! LOVE seeing that.

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