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“This is a delicious lunch or light dinner for two,” writes Sheila Martin of LaQuinta, California. Tortillas make the convenient crust for these crispy personal pizzas topped with fresh vegetables and cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Place tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. Top with onion mixture, oregano, garlic powder, tomato and cheese.
  2. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each pizza into four wedges. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as California Pizzas in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p55

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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swinny User ID: 1858482 97662
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Delicious using fresh tomatoes out of my garden!!! Will definitely make again."

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MelodyMahala User ID: 4582527 57866
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"These taste so much like Taco Bell's "Meximelts" - who knew I could make them at home in a healthy version! Next time I plan on adding a little cilantro."

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regnillam User ID: 5748813 61703
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"This is a great, healthy quick meal."

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EclecticNature User ID: 3629048 64081
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"Great with fresh red peppers instead of green."

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tmckinney User ID: 3398205 144681
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2008

"We don't only use mozzarella but also other cheeses."

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tmckinney User ID: 3398205 206973
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2008

"We do a similar pizza, only we make the tortillas crisp in the oven first, then put on toppings of sauted onion and green pepper, mushroom, sliced avacado, grated cheese, and place in the oven. We melt the cheese and remove from the oven. Top with fresh tomatoes or salsa.

Very delicious!"

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LauraWacek User ID: 2032166 78555
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"My variation is.... I brush the flour tortillas with melted garlic butter and top with cooked chicken, tomato, onion, green pepper & mozzarella. Yum!"

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MaryEStiff User ID: 143611 150511
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"Gee, I've made these for years and didn't know they had a name. I also use cut-up cooked white-meat chicken and some thinly sliced fresh mushrooms and sauteed with the other vegetables. I used to make them for my sons when they were still in school. They actually liked them!

MaryEST"

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