- 1 baby potato
- 1/2 cup egg beaters
- 1/4 cup low-sugar pizza sauce
- 1 stick low-fat string cheese, cut into thin rounds
- 2 Tablespoons shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
- Bake the baby potato. (I do this quickly by wrapping the potato in a paper towel, then wrapping around the paper towel with a cloth kitchen towel, then putting the cloth towel bundle in the microwave and cooking on high heat for 2-3 minutes.) Once the potato is baked, carefully cut it into a small/medium-sized dice.
- Lightly spray a microwave-safe bowl with oil. Pour the egg beaters into the bowl, then add the diced potato.
- Microwave the egg/potato combo for 45 seconds, then stir, and cook for another 45 seconds.
- Top the now-mostly-cooked egg/potato combo with the pizza sauce. Then place the string cheese rounds on top of the pizza sauce.
- Cook the bowl of egg/potato/sauce/cheese for 30-45 seconds, or until the sauce is hot and the cheese melts.
- Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, and top the food in the bowl with the Parmesan cheese. Eat immediately. (Or, wait a few minutes and allow the food to cool slightly if it’s too hot to bite into right from the microwave).
Makes 1 serving.
Nutritional information per serving (approximates): 235 calories, 6.5 g fat, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6.5 g sugar, 25.5 g protein.
Mental Cost (ingredient availability): Very low
Financial Cost (ingredient cost): Very, very low
Emotional Cost (cooking skill level): Still very low
Time Cost (recipe preparation): Super-low
Life Cost (clean up time/effort): Relaxingly low
Worth It? (rate from 1-5): 4.314159
Miscellaneous suggestions, insights, and/or thoughts:
- This dish tasted like a brunch item that might be served at a pizzeria. It certainly isn’t a replacement for a proper slice of pizza, but it is good in its own right.
- A side salad (or a serving of some other green vegetable) and a piece of fruit can be added to this main dish to create a fast, well-rounded meal.
- I suspect kids might like this food; could be an easy way to feed the family on a harried week night.
- (Admittedly, this dish is a close cousin of the previously documented Easy Italian Eggs; but I still think it’s good.) :)