March 27, 2010

Southwestern Pizzas

southwestern pizza

Awhile back I blogged about my frustrations feeding our son, Cooper. Things have gotten much better since then; although we still find ourselves in a little food rut now and again. I tried this recipe last night because it includes all of the things Coop loves- red peppers, black beans, cheese and tortillas!  He also has a penchant for Mexican food so I was hoping this would satisfy him. It totally did!! Cooper devoured an entire half in like 2 seconds. Score one for Team Momma!

So here’s a little recipe that’s now in my arsenal of family friendly foods.  It makes me soo happy when we are all eating the same thing at dinner time. It tastes super good with loads of hot sauce, cilantro and sour cream on top!  Serve pizzas with a cold beer and it’s all grown up!  That’s how we roll.

Gather your ingredients to be assembled!!

southwest pizza ingredients

Take a tortilla and spread your favorite salsa on top.

salsa topping

Top with your peppers & black beans.

red pepper beaning

Finish with cheese & green onions. Now into the oven they go!

ready to bake

After about 15 minutes, you have a crispy pizza! Use a pizza cutter to slice it up.

mmm cheesy

Say Adiós!!! Cuz they’ll be gone in no time.

Southwestern Pizzas

(recipe adapted from Family Circle)

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 flour tortillas (whole wheat works well too)
  • 1 15 oz.can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (or more if you love cheese!)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup favorite salsa
  • cilantro (optional topping)
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream (optional topping)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take a tortilla and spread a few spoonfuls of salsa on top. Top tortilla with peppers, black beans and finish with the shredded cheese& green onions. Repeat process with the remaining tortillas.

2. Put pizzas on a cookie sheet(2 per sheet) and bake for 12-15 minutes until browned and crispy.  Top each pizza with cilantro and a tablespoon of sour cream and dig in!

***I baked 2 pizzas at a time because I didn’t feel like cleaning two cookie sheets! ***

  • A Merry Mishap

    Looks amazing, I want to try now!

  • Jessica Craig

    oh i want these! also, i love that little polka-dot plate you heaped your cheese on. 😉

    • Tracy

      thanks boo! they are from target! i wonder if little lulu will like this when she visits! Let’s try it!

  • Teri

    Those look fantastic! Yum!

  • Monica

    It’s like an open face quesedilla. I love it!

  • tanja

    my son is the same !!! it is so hard ! I hear you ! I will give this one a try !

  • Dana

    Why have I never thought of this? My husband would probably love it more than my kids. We rarely (actually, almost never) eat the same thing which makes me sad. I’m sure we could do this as a family meal.

    • Tracy

      Dana- Casey loved them! They are a nice break in the routine fo sho! I bet the kids would love them as long as you topped theirs with their fave toppings. Thank god for these. It’s soo easy on those days when I have NO energy to make dinner. xoxo

  • jenny

    booya. these look amazing. and could almost be a midnight snack-meal?!?! HA!

    i am so making these this week 🙂

  • jen

    so cute, i can imagine him gobbling it all up. my little jane has had issues with not eating certain things, but she can’t get enough sweet potato.

    • Tracy

      cooper used to LOVE sweet potato and now he is soo OVER it. I’m gonna give it some time and reintroduce. How could he NOT love it?! 🙂

  • Cooking Foodie

    Cool idea… love southwestern food and pizza – so a combo is perfect!

  • Tisha

    I am going to try this recipe soon!!!

  • Nicola

    Winner! For me – no children were involved in the making or consuming of this outstanding lunch. I threw on some corn with the peppers and black beans, then avocado with the sour cream and cilantro, can I have another one now?!

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