Easy-Peasy Pizza

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Easy nutritious meals don’t need to be boring. Made with store-bought dough and mostly ingredients you can dump out of a bag or can, this is a pizza you can assign your older kids to make unsupervised and even have your younger kids handle most of the work for. Since it earns two Guiding Stars, you can feel satisfied with the nutrition your family is getting. Pizza is always popular, and with a southwestern twist, this delicious dish is a great deviation from your routine.

Black Bean Pizza

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A healthy way to enjoy a homemade pizza with a southwestern kick. Creamy avocado, sweet corn and hearty black beans play counterpoint to the kick of chili powder, cumin and scallions.

Servings: 4 (366 G )

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes


  • 1 cup finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar
  • 16 ounces whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed


1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place an empty baking sheet on the middle rack.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, scallions, cumin, chili powder, avocado, salt and black pepper; set aside.

3. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to warmed baking sheet and crimp the edges slightly to form a lip at the edge of the crust. Top with black bean mixture, sprinkle with the cheese and bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into 8 slices and serve.

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