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Taco Pita Pizzas Recipe
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Taco Pita Pizzas Recipe

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Friday nights are pizza night at our house. This lighter version of the taco pizza at a place in town is a favorite! —Joanne Wiltz, Santee, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza equals 459 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 1,006 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in chilies. Place pitas on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons salsa over each pita. Top with turkey mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with lettuce, tomato and remaining salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Taco Pita Pizzas in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza equals 459 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 1,006 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

This was great! The kids could customize their pizzas and everyone was happy!

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