Tex-Mex Pizza

Tex-Mex Pizza

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1992

With the Mexican flavors of cilantro, jalapeño peppers and jack cheese, this pizza tastes like an open-faced quesadilla.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 recipe Quick-Rising Pizza Dough (recipe follows)
  • Cornmeal for dusting pizza peel
  • 4 cups sliced plum tomatoes, (8 tomatoes)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons minced, seeded jalapeno pepper, or to taste (about 3 peppers)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro


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  1. Place a pizza stone, baking tiles or inverted baking sheet on the lowest rack of the oven; preheat to 500°F or highest oven setting.
  2. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Using your fists, stretch one piece into a 6-inch round. Alternatively, roll out with a rolling pin, on a lightly floured surface. (Keep remaining dough covered with a towel or plastic wrap.) Place on a cornmeal-dusted pizza peel or an inverted baking sheet, using enough cornmeal so that the dough slides easily. Stretch or roll a second round of dough and place beside the first.
  3. Arrange ½ cup tomatoes over each round of dough. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon jalapenos and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over the top.
  4. Carefully slide the pizzas onto the heated pizza stone, baking tiles or baking sheet and bake until the bottoms are crisp and browned, 10 to 14 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough and toppings. Before serving, sprinkle each pizza with 1 teaspoon cilantro.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 201 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 104 mcg folate; 13 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 705 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 120 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 709 mg sodium; 244 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Folate (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat

Reviews 1

August 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Re: Just for fun
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