08 May 2013

Skinny Deep Dish Taco Pizza...un.freaking.believable.

I like food. Sometimes I like food too much, hence the relationship in my life with Weight Watchers.  I've never really shown any interest in cooking, and the ongoing joke with my family before I got married was my ability of cooking for Jim and I after getting married would be bowls of cereal and Lean Cuisine frozen meals...but I know I can proudly say I'm really making some strides in the kitchen.  Knowing that I'm working Weight Watchers and losing some, Jim has encouraged me every 2 weeks when we go grocery shopping to try at least 3 new recipes to make for dinner.  I have to say it is really helping me take a greater interest in cooking.

So last night, we tried out this new Weight Watcher recipe (only 8 points per serving, which is pretty good!), Skinny Deep Dish Taco Pizza.  We have been on a Mexican food kick for a few weeks now in terms of dinner, and this sounded relatively easy, but also looked freaking. dee-lic. (which yes it was:).

 Ingredients:  1 lb. ground turkey (I prob would have used 1 1/2 next time we make this), 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, can of re-fried beans, packet of reduced sodium taco seasoning (the one item Jim forgot to get at the store, so we played around with the seasoning this time), 3/4 cup of water, 1.5 cans of reduced fat crescent rolls, cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese, fat-free sour cream and salsa for a garnish at the end.


1. Brown meat and onions together in a pan, and drain grease/water (forgot to take a picture! ggrr)

2.  Add water, seasoning, and tomatoes to the meat/onion mixture

3. In a 9 x 13 baking pan, spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Then roll out the crescent rolls onto the bottom of the pan and up the sides of the pan (this is a little trickier than it looks, just remember patience is a virtue!)

4.  Using a spatula, spread out the can of re-fried beans onto the pressed down crescent rolls.  Using a spatula made this a whole lot easier than using a spoon....and, of course I forgot to take another picture, whoops on me!

5.  Then spoon the meat mixture of yumminess onto the re-fried bean thingy.

6.  Bake at 425 for 12 minutes, and then remove and sprinkle on the cheese. The, pop that bad boy back into the oven for another 5 minutes so the cheese is all melted:)

7.  Let it cool off for about 5 minutes, and then garnish (don't ya just love that word, makes me feel fine n' fancy :) with sour cream and salsa.

8.  And then feast on this Mexican yumminess! :)

Let me know if ya get a chance try it and what you think of it!! :)


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    1. The pictures don't do it justice! ;-)

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    1. Let me know what Team Wilkerson thinks of it, Mary:)


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