Southwestern Pizza Pie!

Who said that living a healthy nutrition lifestyle has to be dull & bland? Because we’re not buying it! It’s recipes like this Southwestern Pizza Pie sent in by Jacie Brigham of Los Angeles, CA that keep everyone at Tasty25 excited about healthy & delicious recipes that take only minutes to make. This recipe is hearty, wholesome, and is good for ya! Cook this one up for your next lunch or dinner, and let us know what you think; We LOVE to hear from our community of food conscious people! Enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff



What you need:

1 12-inch 100% Whole wheat pizza crust

1 Cup prepared tomato salsa

1 1/4 Cups shredded, reduced-fat, 2-percent mozzarella

1 1/3 Cups canned black beans (Drained and rinsed.)

1 Small sweet red pepper (Seeded and thinly sliced, about 2/3 cup.)

1 Small green bell pepper (Seeded and thinly sliced, about 2/3 cup.)

2 Scallions, trimmed, and thinly sliced

2 Tbsp. oregano (Optional)

1 Tbsp. basil (Optional)

1/4 Cup cilantro leaves for garnish (Optional)

Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 20 minutes; Serves 3 adults.)

  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees °F.

  2. Coat a baking sheet lightly with olive oil; Place crust on sheet and top with salsa, 1 cup of mozzarella, beans, sliced red pepper & green peppers, and scallions; Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella.

  3. Place pizza in oven, baking for 8 to 10 minutes. (Or until mozzarella is melted.)

  4. Remove from oven, and garnish with oregano, basil, and cilantro. (If desired.)

  5. Cut into slices and serve.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks Jacie for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

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