Southwestern turkey pizza

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10 min


4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 8 minutes
Southwestern turkey pizza

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  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup frozen or canned corn kernels , optional
  • 227 g store-bought thin pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup chopped cooked turkey , or chicken
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup grated light monterey jack , or mozzarella


  • For a crispy crust, place a baking sheet or pizza pan on bottom rack of oven. Preheat oven to 500F (260C). Meanwhile, thinly slice onions and pepper. Measure out corn.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven to a heat-resistant surface. Place crust on sheet. Spread 1/4 cup (50 mL) 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 184,
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g,
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 425 mg.

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.