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Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
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Pizza with Pizazz!

pizzaSalsa Pizza
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1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
1 cup shredded cheese, divided (monterey jack, mozzarella, pizza or Italian cheese, or a combination)
3/4 cup salsa, chunky variety preferred
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


Remember to wash your hands!

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet or pizza pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup cheese, salsa, and cilantro.
  3. Spread salsa mixture over crust to within 1/2 inch of edge; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into 8 wedges.

Black Bean Nacho Pizza
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Makes 2 pizzas

2 flat breads or tortillas
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
¼ cup chopped plum tomatoes
¼ cup chopped green onions
¼ cups sliced black olives
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped


Remember to wash your hands!

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place flat bread or tortillas on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine black beans, red peppers, garlic, chili powder, and salt. Blend until a paste is formed.
  4. Spread ½ of the bean paste on each crust.
  5. Top each pizza with ½ of the remaining ingredients.
  6. Return pizzas to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  7. Remove from oven, cut into 4 pieces and serve immediately.

Make Your Own Pizza
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1 cup warm water (105° - 115°F)
1 package active dry yeast
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 to 1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil

Suggested Toppings:

1 8-oz. can tomato sauce, no salt added
1 tablespoon pizza seasoning
1/4 cup turkey pepperoni slices
1 cup sliced green bell peppers
1 cup sliced sweet red pepper
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup sliced fresh asparagus
2 cups shredded pizza cheese


Remember to wash your hands!

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water; let set for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and oil. Stir to combine. Gradually add all purpose flour and knead for 3 to 5 minutes or until it becomes a soft dough.
  3. Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle and place on a greased pizza pan dusted with cornmeal. Prick dough with a fork to prevent bubbles during baking.
  5. Spread dough with tomato sauce and sprinkle with pizza seasoning.
  6. Top with pepperoni, onion, green and red peppers, mushrooms, asparagus and cheese.
  7. Bake on the bottom rack of a preheated 425°F oven for 20-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  8. With a pizza cutter, cut pizza into 8 slices. Serve immediately.