Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pizza Sliders

This is what we had for dinner last night. Well, this is what I had, BJ had more and the girls' were deconstructed. Anyhoo, it was yummy. I am always looking for different ways to make "pizza" as everyone around here looooves it and this came from a Pizza Joes recipe (a variation on sloppy joes) but I just made them mini (portion control, you know) with some delicious and very light wheat rolls and roasted green beans.

It's pretty healthy too so I thought I'd share for any interested parties.

Pizza Sliders
  • 1 baggie of frozen ground turkey (or you could use lean ground beef)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans tomato sauce or about 2 cups already prepared spaghetti sauce
  • about 30 slices turkey pepperoni, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • couple shakes red pepper flakes
  • mini whole wheat rolls
  • Parmesan cheese
Spray pan with PAM, brown turkey till no more pink remains, add onion and g. pepper and cook till softened a bit. Add everything else except cheese and rolls and simmer till nice and thick.

Slice rolls in half, sprinkle with parm and broil till nice and toasty. Spread with filling and enjoy!

Here's the recipe for the yummy rolls. I just subbed 3 cups wheat flour for 3 of the all purpose. Don't whine about the cottage cheese either, you can't taste it. It just made the rolls wonderfully light.

And just in case you cared, the g. beans are just a bag of frozen ones that I dumped on a sheet pan, tossed with a bit of olive oil, salt, and a lot of pepper and roasted at 500 for 15-20 min. till well browned (shake a couple times for even cooking). Then I squoze a bit of fresh lemon juice on top. They are delicious! Much better with fresh green beans when they are in season but we all love them. Be sure to eat them with your fingers too, it's much more fun that way.


  1. sounds yummy - I'm definitely gonna try it. Thanks

  2. yes, squoze, past tense of "squeeze"