Turkey Pizza


This lean meat with mozzarella makes for a healthy, yummy pizza.

This turkey pizza recipe turns up the flavor but is still classified as a low fat pizza and also a low carb pizza.

Healthy pizza recipes are a wonderful alternative to the traditional beef and sausage pie.

The lean turkey meat helps reduce the fat and calories, without sacrificing flavor.

This recipe, which is adapted from a Cooking Light recipe, uses a tomato-based pizza sauce, but you can easy use a BBQ sauce as well.

Another alternative would be to add sun-dried tomatoes to the turkey and omit the tomato sauce, using a drizzle of olive oil and garlic instead. Or buy a nice jar of marinara sauce if you're short on time.

There are many ways to dress up this turkey pizza!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped or sliced cooked turkey meat
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 prepared pizza crust dough (a thin crust Boboli pizza crust or thin crust pizza dough would work great)
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Prepare the sauce:

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium-heat. Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Let simmer at low heat for about 10-15 minutes. Take sauce off heat and let it cool completely.

Prepare the crust:

Lightly coat a 12-inch round baking pan or baking sheet with cooking spray (or you can use a pizza baking stone). If you are using a Boboli, there isn't any prep-work, just follow the baking directions on the package.

Roll out dough into a thin circle and press into the pizza pan or place on baking stone (sprinkle a little flour or cornmeal on stone for easy sliding).

Spread cooled sauce on the dough and top with cooked turkey meat and cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.



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