Southwestern Turkey Pizza

Turkey is not just some cultural dish made seasonal, its actually a good substitute for healthier options, rather than eating meat of pork or beef. So if you are on a diet and you would love to try this substitute on your pizza, try this recipe from Chatelaine: 

2  green onions
1/2  red or green pepper
1/4 cup (50 mL) frozen or canned corn niblets (optional)
227 g store-bought thin pizza crust
3/4 cup (175 mL) chunky salsa
1 cup (250 mL) chopped cooked turkey or chicken
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili powder
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated light Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese
Use up lean Thanksgiving turkey leftovers by satisfying your pizza craving. 
Jazz it up with flavourful southwestern ingredients you probably have in your cupboards: salsa, chili powder and cumin. By using light cheese and a thin, store-bought pizza crust, we dramatically cut the calories and fat.

  1. For a crispy crust, place a baking sheet or pizza pan on bottom rack of oven. 
  2. Preheat oven to 500F (260C). Meanwhile, thinly slice onions and pepper. 
  3. Measure out corn.
  4. Remove baking sheet from oven to a heat-resistant surface. Place crust on sheet. Spread 1/4 cup (50mL) salsa over crust, right to edge. Scatter onions, pepper, corn and turkey overtop. Dollop remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa overtop. Sprinkle with cumin and chili powder, then cheese. Bake pizza on bottom rack of preheated oven until edge is deep golden and cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Slice into wedges.
Posted by Diane Araga, on June 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM