California Pizzas Recipe
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California Pizzas Recipe

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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
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


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


  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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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"This is a great, healthy quick meal."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"Great with fresh red peppers instead of green."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2008

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

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