A healthful, affordable recipe. You can add any of these to the top of your pizza: thin slices of green pepper, yellow pepper, or red pepper; fresh basil leaves or oregano; thin slices of red onion, yellow onion, or Spanish onion; grilled eggplant, zucchini, broccoli florets; mushroom slices; and any kind of olives.
• 9 oz ground turkey
• 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic powder (or 1-2 fresh garlic cloves, minced)
• 1 Tbsp onion powder
• 1 tsp fennel seed
• 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
• 2 whole wheat English muffins
• 4 pita bread
• 2 cups Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce
• 9 oz lowfat mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. In a hot skillet, add oil, ground turkey and all other seasonings.
2. Cook until turkey resembles a finely ground mixture and temperature is 165 F and juices are clear-colored.
3. Place muffin halves and pitas on sheet pan. Divide and spread turkey topping evenly over tops of muffin halves and pitas. Top with sauce, and sprinkle on mozzarella.
4. Bake in oven at 375 F until cheeses melt, about 5-10 minutes.
Variation: Use the turkey topping for other meals. Mix some into tomato sauce. Add 1/2 tsp chili powder to season and put in a taco shell or hotdog bun with shredded lettuce.
Nutrients per serving: 1 piece
Calories 218; Saturated Fat 3.1 g; Iron 1.7 mg; Protein 18 g; Cholesterol 34 mg; Calcium 298 mg; Carbohydrate 20 g; Vitamin A 60 RE; Sodium 377 mg; Total Fat 7.7 g; Vitamin C 7 mg; Dietary Fiber 3 g
USDA Food & Nutrition Services - Team Nutrition: Food, Family & Fun