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Tortilla Pizzas – TypeFree Diabetes

Tortilla Pizzas

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings:

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 1


  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Vegetable Oil or Margarine
  • 1 (16oz) can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ounces fresh or canned green chili peppers, diced
  • 6 Tbsp red taco sauce
  • 3 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup (2oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. Brush one side of each of two tortillas with water.
  2. Press the wet sides of the tortillas together to from a thick crust for the pizza.
  3. Brush the outside of the tortillas with a small amount of oil or margarine.
  4. Evenly brown both sides in a heated frying pan.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.
  6.  Heat refried beans, chopped onion, and half of the diced chili peppers together
    in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla pizza.
  9. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of taco sauce, then top with 1/2 cup of the chopped vegetables,
    1 teaspoon of diced chili peppers, and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese for each
  10. Return to frying pan and heat until cheese melts.
  11. Top with cilantro, if desired. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270

Calories from Fat 60 % Daily Value (DV)*

Total Fat 7g 11%

Saturated Fat 2g 8%

Cholesterol 5mg 2%

Sodium 370mg 15%

Total Carbohydrate 42g 14%

Dietary Fiber 7g 28%

Sugars 2g

Protein 9g

Vitamin A 30%

Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 15%

Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**
Fruit: 0

Vegetables: 1

Meat: 1

Milk: 0

Fat: 1

Carbs: 2

Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included.

Source: 5 A Day for Better Health: cdc.gov


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