Southwestern Pizza

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Why gobble down greasy slices of caloric nightmares when you can make your own wholesome, nutritious pizza? This zesty Southwestern Pizza recipe captures tasty south-of-the-border flavors without adding inches to your waistline.

Ordinary pizzas often take two, three, or even four slices to feel full thanks to overly processed, high-glycemic ingredients. Every protein-packed slice of our pizza delivers filling fiber, non-refined carbs, and healthy fats guaranteed to satisfy your stomach. This guilt-free recipe yields cheesy, juicy slices of heaven that’ll put delivery pizza to shame!

Southwestern Pizza

Southwestern Pizza

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 of pizza | Calories: 301 | Total Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 667mg | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 22g | Smart Points (Freestyle): 9 |


  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey or lean beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large tortillas, flour or corn will work
  • 1 medium-sized tomato diced
  • 1 cup ribbon-sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup vegetarian refried beans from a can or canned regular pinto beans, drained and rinsed, and pureed in blender with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, brown turkey over medium-low heat in a skillet with 2 tablespoons water, chili powder, salt, and cumin, for about 10 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Place one tortilla on baking sheet. Spread with 1/3 cup of the beans, top with an even layer of 1/2 cup cheddar, top with 1/3 of the meat, and top with another tortilla. Repeat with another layer. Do not top the third layer with an additional tortilla. Instead, place shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes on top of the third layer.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden at the edges. Cut into 4 slices to serve. This can be eaten as is or topped with nonfat Greek yogurt and salsa to serve if desired.

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7 Comments on "Southwestern Pizza"

  1. Carrie  January 27, 2016

    It was very good and easy to make.

    • SkinnyMs.  January 28, 2016

      We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. nancy  January 27, 2016

    looks delish

  3. Valerie  June 27, 2016

    Can’t find large corn tortillas anywhere. Suggestion of a brand, please ?

    • Gale Compton  June 29, 2016

      Valerie, I order mine but you may be able to find in your grocery’s organic cooler section. Tortillas

  4. Mary  June 9, 2018

    Gale, the recipe as pictured is using flour torillas….?

    • Gale Compton  June 9, 2018

      Mary, You’re right, it should have said flour or corn tortillas. Recipe updated.


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