Pizza Sloppy Joes

I love pizza. Everything about it. Even though I am well aware that I’m not fueled the best by pizza, I make room for the deliciousness once a week. Saturdays particularly, after a long morning run. I love moderation. I kind of cheated this week, however. In the best way possible.

I was craving meat and I was craving pizza, and it’s only Wednesday. Solution? Pizza Sloppy Joes, with a healthy twist, of course!

Around 450 calories for this super sandwich. Makes 4 generous servings

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 14oz jar pizza sauce
  • 1 onion (I used small)
  • 1 green pepper (I used about half of a whole medium pepper)
  • turkey pepperoni (around 50 slices)
  • oregano
  • basil (I used dry for both spices)
  • hamburger buns (I use Healthy Life 80 Calorie Whole Grain)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese (I use Kraft Fat Free Mozzarella)


Alright, first you’re gonna want to chop up the onion and green pepper, then throw it in a skillet. I like to cook them until the onions are almost brown.


Add in the ground turkey and cook the entire thing until the meat is brown.


While you’re waiting for the meat, chop up your pepperoni.


Add your oregano and basil to the browned meat and stir. I like to add a few good shakes of each. You could also use italian seasoning.


Now, add your pizza sauce and pepperoni and stir well. Reduce heat to low, cover your skillet, and simmer for 10 minutes.


Put 1/4 of the mixture on a hamburger bun and top with cheese. I like to throw the finished product in the microwave until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!




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