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Speedy Flatbread Pizza, A Family-Friendly Recipe

By on January 22, 2014
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 Change up pizza night by using whole grain tortillas. Tortillas bake up nice and crispy, and are sure to become a favourite. Add a green salad or crunchy vegetables sticks to round out this colourful meal.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 8 minutes 


4 small whole wheat flour tortillas 
60 mL (1/4 cup) pasta sauce
5 mL (1 tsp) Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
175 mL (3/4 cup) chopped fresh mushrooms
60 mL (1/4 cup) chopped lean ham or roast turkey
250 mL (1 cup) shredded part skim mozzarella
30 mL (2 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley, optional


1. Place tortillas on large baking sheet in a single layer; set aside.

2. In a small bowl, stir together pasta sauce, herb seasoning and garlic. Spread evenly among tortillas. Sprinkle each with red pepper, mushrooms and ham. Top with mozzarella.

3. Bake in preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for about 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley before serving, if using.

Makes 4 servings.


• Little chefs love making their own pizza. Chances are, because they’ve made it, they’ll eat it. 
• Brainstorm ideas for toppings. Zucchini, corn, pineapple, the sky’s the limit. 
• Make extra pizza to have for lunch the next day. 
• Slash your sodium by using lower sodium ham. 
• Want to make this recipe vegetarian? Just leave out the ham.

This recipe is one of 12 family-friendly recipes now posted on both the Healthy Canadians and the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s websites. In total, 48 recipes will be released over the next year as part of the campaign – 12 each season. Recipes will include vegetarian, fish and meat options, and will be child-friendly, so that children can make healthy meals with their parents. Associated Links: Healthy Canadians Eat Well Recipes and the Heart and Stroke Foundation

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