Cheeseburger Pizza Pie Bundles

There are various ways to make pizza interesting just like Meal Make Over Mom's recipe of a cheeseburger pizza that are in bundles. These bundle pies are a sure shot ways to give pizza a little twist. It could even be your favorite healthy pie as it includes all the flavorful ingredients such as spinach, protein rich cottage cheese and more. 
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 small clove garlic, minced
One 6-ounce bag baby spinach
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean or higher)
2/3 cup pasta sauce
1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
12 egg roll wrappers (NOT the smaller wonton wrappers)

1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until the spinach wilts, 3 to 5 minutes. Place on a cutting board and coarsely chop.

2. Add the meat to the skillet and cook, breaking up the large pieces, until the meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain excess fat. Turn off the heat. Add the spinach to the cooked meat and stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the pasta sauce and stir until combined and the cheese melts. (You will end up with 3.5 cups of the meat mixture.)

3. To prepare the bundles, use a muffin pan with 12 medium-size cups (do not coat with nonstick cooking spray). Gently place 1 egg roll wrap into each cup, letting it extend over the sides. Place a generous 1/4 cup of the meat mixture into each wrap. Top each with 1 tablespoon of the cottage cheese and arrange the remaining cheese evenly over each bundle. Fold the corners of the wrappers up and over the top of the filling and press to seal the edges (it doesn’t have to be perfect!). Brush the remaining 1 teaspoon oil on top of the bundles.

4. Bake until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly before eating.

Posted by Diane Araga, on January 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM