Loaded Fajita Pizza

Loaded Fajita Pizza from www.laurenslatest.com Guess what I did on Saturday morning.

Yup. I went running…for the first time in about 8 months. I had every intention of keeping up with my running during the pregnancy, but lets face it. Exhaustion + nausea doesn’t exactly make me the poster child for exercise. So I went on hiatus until now.

Aaand, it’s like starting from square one. I ran 1 mile on Saturday, people. 1 itty bitty mile and then wanted to pass out. AND THEN!!! Sunday I was totally sore! Greeeeeeaaaaaat. This is going to REAL FUN getting back into shape. #killmenow¬†#notevenkidding¬†

So, until I weigh approximately 14 pounds, I’ll be avoiding sugar like the plague and healthifying all my recipes {*most of my recipes} Even pizza! Yes, it has real pizza crust and cheese, but tons of veggies! It’s like skinny Mexico on a pizza.

You can make this fajita pizza the simple way with just peppers, onions and chicken which is pretty tasty in and of itself…BUT…
Fajita Pizza from www.laurenslatest.com I think you’d like it much better loaded up with all sorts of healthy goodies. Lettuce, tomato, avocado, cilantro and sour cream. The combination of hot cheesy pizza with cold crunchy toppings makes my tastebuds go a little cray cray. Especially if a creamy avocado piece is involved. Holy amazballs Batman. Speaking of Batman: check this out. Totally made MY LIFE. And I want one.

Also, join the par-tay on Pinterest. You know you want to. Loaded Fajita Pizza from www.laurenslatest.com Anyways, you need to jump on the pizza train this week and make it for dinner. It’s really really worth it.

Here’s the printable! Happy Monday!

Loaded Fajita Pizza

You don't have to feel guilty about this pizza pie!! It's loaded with lots of veggies.

Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on appetites

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the fajita mix-
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large chicken breast, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Grill Seasoning for Chicken*
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
salt and pepper, to taste

For the pizza-
1 recipe Fail-Proof Pizza Dough
1 cup salsa
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

optional toppings-
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 large tomato, diced
1 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup sour cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large skillet, preheat olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté chicken, onions and peppers in hot oil to brown veggies and cook chicken thoroughly. Season with salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash and cumin. Once everything is cooked to your liking and chicken has cooked through, remove from heat.

To assemble pizza, spread dough on prepared baking sheet as thick or thin as desired. {I get 2-12 inch pizza crusts from my pizza dough recipe or 1 18-inch pizza crust.} Spread salsa over dough. Top with 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and then cooked chicken and peppers. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until crust has browned and cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Top with any desired toppings, cut and serve.

*Feel free to use fajita seasoning in place of Mrs. Dash and cumin.

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19 Responses to “Loaded Fajita Pizza”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Hooray on running again! It becomes such a pain to run from square 1. I’m currently training for a 10K and I haven’t run in months so I’m dealing with the soreness too! And yes, please sign me up for that batmobile, and this pizza. I need dinner #2 right now!

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    Tieghan — June 3, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Ya! Glad you get to run again!
    YA!! YA!! For this pizza! I want the whole pie!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — June 3, 2013 at 6:00 am

    This pizza sounds incredible! congrats on going out running again! I need that kind of motivation!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 3, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I couldn’t run a mile to save my life so I am super impressed!!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — June 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I started back running recently too and it’s pitiful. I can barely run as far as I used to. It’ll come back though! This pizza looks so good. I’m sold with the huge slices of avocado!

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    Aggie — June 3, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Yea, I pretty much stopped running the second I found out I was pregnant :) Good for you for getting back to it! I kinda can’t wait. ;)

    I want this pizza NOW! It looks amazing Lauren!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — June 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    something tells me your look way better post partem than you let on ;) this sounds fantastic though!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — June 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Unhinge jaw… insert this entire pizza! Love it Lauren!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    O.
    M.
    G.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Um, this looks incredible!! I love all of those toppings!

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    Dana — June 4, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Go mama!! I find it hard to muster up the strength to go to the gym certain days and I’m not even a mama yet! This pizza looks fab!!

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    Kathy — June 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Pizza and Mexican flavors?! That sounds incredible!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 5, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Good for you! Get out there and run. It’ll get easier again, and you’ll feel so good doing it!

    I love your pizza flavors here. Would be a big hit in my house!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — June 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Looks wonderful and I love that you loaded it up with toppings! And great job getting back in the swing of exercise! You can do it!:) I’m finding it harder and harder to keep up with my exercise during this pregnancy but I’m trying;)

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    Kristi — June 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I always wondered if you should bake the pizza crust a little before adding the toppings. I find that my dough stays kind of raw and then it turns me off from making pizza at home for a while.

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