1/1 Photo of Paula Deen's Mexican Pizza
Lorraine of AZ's Note:
I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds so good I had to post it right away. These are individual pizzas you can assemble yourself on a prepared crust, or on an already prepared frozen cheese pizza. I can't decide which way I'll go first. I suspect you could make two large pizzas, also. (Edited to add: In fact, in her cookbook, Paula does indeed make this as 2 large pizzas for a party for teenagers.) See the note for possible variations. Recipe halves easily.
My Private Note
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- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
- 2 (12 inch) prepared pizza crust or 2 (12 inch) frozen cheese, pizzas
- 2 (16 ounce) jars chunky salsa
- 2 (8 ounce) packages shredded Mexican blend cheese (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and other mild cheeses combined)
- 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
- 1 cup chopped cooked ham
- shredded lettuce
- sour cream
- 1Position the oven rack at the lowest level. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven on the rack. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- 2Heat the oil in a small saucepan and cook the green pepper and mushrooms over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Cut the crusts into biscuit sized pieces using a biscuit cutter. Distribute the vegetables evenly over the crusts. Reserve 1 cup of the salsa and spoon the remaining salsa evenly over the pizzas. If you don't have a pizza stone, place the pizzas on a baking sheet. They won't be as crisp this way, but this is a lot less messy than placing them directly on the rack.
- 3Bake the pizzas for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, then sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 7 minutes more. Serve the pizza slices topped with the reserved salsa, olives, cooked ham, shredded lettuce and sour cream.
- 4Note: For variety, you can make a Greek style pizza, using olives, tapenade, spinach and feta cheese. An Italian style pizza uses tomato sauce and provolone cheese. A vegetarian style pizza simply omits the meat.
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Nutritional Facts for Paula Deen's Mexican Pizza
Serving Size: 1 (289 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 422.1
- Calories from Fat 272
- Total Fat 30.3 g
- Saturated Fat 16.3 g
- Cholesterol 100.5 mg
- Sodium 1869.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
- Sugars 8.7 g
- Protein 25.0 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
prepared pizza crust