This healthy southwestern pizza is a deliciously easy twist on pizza. Made with salsa instead of sauce and topped with corn and beans. Get the recipe now.
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This whole wheat veggie pizza recipe is one my (now) husband and I used to make all the time in college as it’s super inexpensive and easy to make.
There’s a whole wheat crust and cheese, but that’s where the traditional pizza concept ends.
This southwestern version uses salsa instead of pizza sauce and is topped with beans and corn — trust me, it sounds odd but it really works!
A hit with kids and adults alike, add this whole wheat southwestern pizza to your dinner rotation!
Pizza gets a bad reputation for being unhealthy.
And while it can definitely be high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium, it doesn’t have to be.
As a dietitian and pizza-lover, let me assure you that it is possible to enjoy a slice or two of pizza while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ways to make your pizza healthier:
This recipe goes a step further and replaces the traditional tomato sauce with salsa. Now, there’s nothing wrong with pizza sauce, but what I love about salsa is it counts as a vegetable.
Making pizza at home is super easy! Here’s what you’ll do:
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This pizza looks so perfect!
Thanks Pamela 🙂
Such a creative idea! This looks really delicious!
Thanks Maria! It’s super simple, which makes it even yummier in my opinion 😉
These pictures look amazing! I love the lighting and that crust makes this chicago-raised girl so excited! I just told the hubby this morning that we need to add more beans to our meals and this looks like the best way to do so!
Thanks Brynn! Definitely give it a shot 🙂 So funny you mention Chicago, as my husband and I are going there for the first time in two weeks and have been arguing about what pizza place to go to. Any recommendations?
WOW! This looks incredible, I love the action shot! Def will have to make soon!
Thanks Liz! Hope you give it a try.
This looks delicious! I used to be the only one in my family who liked Mexican pizza. Lol. Yum
Sounds like your family was missing out ;p