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Thin Crust Turkey Pita Pizza

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Most people have had pizza with chicken as a meat topping but why not turkey? It’s just as flavorful and leaner if you use turkey breast. Some people even prefer the taste of it over chicken. Or how about a veggie pizza instead? Find out which camp you’re in by trying out our recipe and the variations on it.

Servings: 2
Serving size: 2 pizza rounds
Volume: 4 pizza rounds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
2 whole wheat pita rounds
1 cup low-sodium pizza or pasta sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 ounces cooked, diced turkey breast
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced

Directions
Using a long serrated knife, split the pita bread in half so you have 4 rounds. Place the rounds on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated for 2 seconds with cooking spray. Toast very lightly with the inner part of the pita round facing up while the oven preheats to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the pizza sauce and garlic. Spread 1/4 cup of the sauce on each pita round. Top with 1/4 of the diced tomatoes and onion, then 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1 1/2 ounces (1/4) of the diced turkey. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of the oregano. Bake 8 minutes and remove the pizzas from the oven. Allow the pizzas to rest 2 minutes before cutting them into wedges and serving.

Option #1: Make it vegetarian with a twist: Instead of turkey or pizza sauce, puree 1 (10-ounce) can of drained garbanzo beans in a food processor until smooth. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Mix well and spread the mixture on cut pita rounds or tortillas. Sprinkle diced Roma tomatoes and a mixture of fresh spinach and basil leaves (cut in slivers) on top. Heat as noted above.

Option #2: Substitute drained and crumbled tofu for mozzarella cheese or use 1/2 cup of each combined.

Variation: Substitute 4 (8″) corn tortillas for the 2 whole wheat pita rounds. Prepare as directed above.

Why We Love It
Pizza is on the top of most people’s list of favorite foods, especially kids. These pita pizzas are fun and easy to make, plus they are totally satisfying. You can try our different preparation options or use your own favorite ingredients to customize your pita pie. Enjoy!

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