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)

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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