Southwestern Bean Mexican Pizza

Preparation Time: 15 minutes, Baking Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) READ Southwestern Bean Salad
  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust (10 to 12-inch diameter)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (about 1/4 cup crumbled)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup thin bell pepper strips (1/4-inch thick), any color or combination
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped avocado, optional
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

  1. Drain bean salads. Place half of beans in bowl of food processor; process until pureed but chunky.
     
  2. Spread puree evenly over pizza crust. Spoon remaining drained beans over puree. Sprinkle with bacon and bell pepper, then cheese.
     
  3. Bake as directed on pizza crust package until heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes.
     
  4. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with avocado and sour cream, if desired.


Nutrition Information

Per serving (1/8 of recipe): 276 calories; 11 g protein; 35 g carbohydrate; 10 g fat; 648 mg sodium; 14 mg cholesterol; 5 g dietary fiber;  11 mg iron; 0.02 mg thiamin; 575 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C.



Posted on January 27, 2014 .