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Diabetes Friendly Recipe: Deep Dish Taco Pizza

August 12, 2011

What’s for dinner tonight?

Today our JDRF Dallas Interns bring you a recipe for Deep Dish Taco Pizza that anyone will love! Make this easy, low-carb, hearty meal for the kids, your next game night or to go with that new release movie you rented!

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh chopped onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Mexican or taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar or part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

**For some extra kick switch out the ground beef for ground turkey or shredded chicken, or add bell peppers, mushrooms, corn or black beans and top it off with cilantro, shredded romaine lettuce or black olives!**


Preheat oven to 425°.

Cook beef and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomatoes and seasoning; cook over medium-high heat 1 minute or until thoroughly heated; set aside.

Unroll pizza crust dough. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and press dough into bottom and halfway up sides of the pan. Spoon beef mixture over pizza crust dough.

Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Top with cheese, and bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts and edges of crust are browned. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm. Top with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information (1 serving)

Calories 306
Fat 9.8g
Protein 27.9g
Carbohydrate 25.6g
Fiber 1.3g
Cholesterol 57mg
Iron 2.9mg
Sodium 693mg
Calcium 183mg

As we continue to provide you with recipe ideas, we want your participation as well! If you loved this recipe or have a diabetes friendly recipe that your family enjoys, please post in the comments below or email them to to share with other type 1 families! You might even see them appear later on in the blog!

This recipe was adapted from


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