Taco Pita Pizzas Recipe

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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
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

Directions

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.
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: 459 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1006mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 35g protein.

  • 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
  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

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 126624
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

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

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