Would you believe me if I said that this Skinny Bolognese Pull Apart Bread is so addicting, so skinnified, sooooooo filling? What if I added a “scouts honor” to the end of my statement? Okay, I get it. That does nothing for you. Looks like you’ll have to try it yourself. By the way, I do understand that this is pretty much a meatball pizza rolled up in skinny bread, but ask yourself . . . is that really such a bad thing?By the way, I’ve been dying to try this recipe with authentic, homemade bread. I don’t make it very often, but when I do, it runs out way too quickly. Here’s what you’ll need to add homemade bread to my Skinny Bolognese Pull Apart Bread recipe:
Favorites? I am an addict for marble cheese boards, and one with a cheese slicer? All the better. I also have to have that bread maker. Homemade bread, warm – think those soft, warm doughy rolls that come out fresh at Italian restaurants. And finally, I wholly welcome that Raclette Cheese.
PS My favorite thing about this recipe is that moment where you begin to pull it apart, slowly but surely, and you can see all of the cheese oozing and the sauce dripping. Reminds me of that scene in A Goofy Movie when Max and PJ are eating pizza on a water bed and the cheese is dripping. Pretty sure that isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned that scene on my blog. Not ashamed. 90s babies, waddup!!
- Dough Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup pastry flour (82 calories, you may need to add a pinch more Greek yogurt if using whole-wheat pastry flour)
- 1/8 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (16.5 calories)
- Garlic salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Optional additional seasoning
- Turkey Bolognese:
- Feel free to make your own, but I purchased Trader Joe's Turkey Bolognese "Just Sauce," which runs at an incomparable 120 calories per 1/2 cup. In each serving, only use 1/4 cup of sauce (60 calories)
- Additional Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup fat-free Mozzarella cheese (80 calories)
- Optional: 1 teaspoon organic butter of choice (33 calories)
- Optional: 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese (10 calories)
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix dough ingredients into a circle the size of a tennis ball.
- Flatten dough evenly and cut 7 - 9 slits on each side of flat dough, about 1.5 - 2 inches long. Make sure you leave enough room between slits to add turkey bolognese and cheese.
- Add in sauce and mozzarella in a thin line in the middle of the dough.
- Fold each slit 1-by-1 in a vertical line across sauce, laying a strip from the left side followed by a strip from the right side, as if you're weaving the dough. The dough should be stubborn enough to lay flat on top of pouch, but if not, pinch strips into each other.
- Place stuffed dough on parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your crust.
- Remove and add optional butter and parmesan cheese over dough.