- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 8 onces 99% lean ground turkey
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 ¼ cups pizza sauce
- Dash black pepper
- 8 whole-wheat English muffins (16 halves)
- 1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar and sauté for 2 minutes.
3. Add ground turkey. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink, about 7 minutes, using a spatula to break apart. Stir in Italian seasoning.
4. Add pizza sauce and black pepper, and mix over low heat for 3 minutes.
5. Preheat often to 400°F.
6. Separate whole English muffins into 16 halves, place on a baking sheet, and toast for 2 minutes.
7. Top each muffin half with about 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce mixture and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
8. Place in the oven, and cook for 5 minutes, until cheese melts.
Serving Size:2 English muffin pizza halves each
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 435mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g
Recipe by Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE, author of the Super Crew kids’ book series, and founder of SuperKidsNutrition.com, the first kids’ nutrition mega website created in 2006.
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