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Tex-Mex calzones

Recipe Information

Preparation Time15 Minutes
Cook Time25-30 Minutes
Total Time40-45 Minutes
Main IngredientGround Turkey; Pizza Dough
CategoryRice & Grain; Poultry
MealLunch; Dinner
TypeMain Dish
CuisineItalian; Mexican; American
Cook MethodBaking
DietLow Cholesterol; High Protein


  • 8 ounces ground turkey, extra lean

  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon dark chili powder

  • 1 cup bell pepper (red and green), finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup fat-free salsa verde, fire-roasted

  • One 11-ounce can pizza dough, refrigerated, thin crust (use whole wheat if possible)

  • 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded

  • Cooking spray

  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream, if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 425�F. Adjust the oven rack to the upper third of the oven.

  • In a large skillet, heat ground turkey over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add the onion and garlic to skillet, and continue cooking until the onions are tender (about 4-5 minutes). Add the spices, and cook for 1 minute while stirring. Add the peppers, and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove the mixture from the heat, add the salsa, and stir.

  • After unrolling the dough, divide into four rectangular portions. Place 1/2 cup of turkey-vegetable mixture on half of each portion of the dough, then top with 2 tablespoons of cheese.

  • Brush the egg mixture onto the border of the dough using a pastry brush. Fold the dough over the turkey-vegetable mixture, and pinch the edges to seal. Bake until golden brown (about 10-12 minutes).

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 414 cal

  • Total fat: 14g

  • Saturated fat: 6g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 44mg

  • Sodium: 771mg

  • Carbohydrate: 46g

  • Dietary fiber: 3g

  • Sugars: 2g

  • Protein: 26g