Food - Drink
Here's How To Use White Beans To Add More Protein To Your Pizza
By TALIN VARTANIAN
Eat This, Not That! reports that around 350 slices of pizza are consumed every second in the U.S., and we can only imagine the wide variety of toppings, crust options, and other customizations used in each unique slice. One unconventional way to customize pizza is to add a major protein boost using white beans.
Beans are a healthier protein source than fatty meats like sausage, and while there are many tasty ways to add beans to your pizza, a simple purée is the most common. Varieties like cannellini beans have a more nutty taste, while navy and great northern beans are milder and soak up other flavors very well.
Good Life Eats' recipe for white bean pizza sauce calls for puréeing the beans with garlic, cream cheese, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, milk, and seasonings. The purée can then be smoothed over your crust and topped with whatever else you like, and with just 1 cup of beans, you'll add 17 grams of protein to your pizza.