Tuna Pizza with Green Peppers
This tuna pizza is reminiscent of the classic tuna salad, but in pizza form. It’s a quick recipe that’s sure to become a favorite.
When Ben was a teacher, he put together a collaborative cookbook with the other teachers in the school. Single and recently out of the Marines, his contribution to the cookbook was “Yellow Tuna.”
You might be thinking it was yellowfin tuna or something fancy. Well, you are wrong. The directions for that recipe went something like this:
Yes. That’s it. Is it weird that it was the last recipe in the recipe book?
This month I’m teaming up with Milk Means More, to focus on budget-friendly meals. Creating a delicious meal doesn’t have to break the bank, especially when you’re starting from scratch, like with this pizza dough. Buying a pre-made dough could cost you a few dollars but making your own will likely come in under a dollar. Tuna is super cheap, especially if you don’t splurge on the white stuff like we do. Watch the sales and stock up when it’s on sale – cans of tuna keep forever (or something like that) so it’s a good item to stockpile.
Another money saving tip is to shred your own cheese. I love the convenience of shredded cheese and have more than a few bags in my fridge at all times for quick and easy food prep, but block cheese is a more cost-efficient choice.
Take your tuna salad outside the sandwich with the fun and budget-friendly tuna pizza. Top it with hot sauce if you like it hot!
Used in this recipe:
Tuna Pizza with Green Peppers
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minute
This tuna pizza is reminiscent of the classic tuna salad, but in pizza form. It's a quick recipe that's sure to become a favorite.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for pan
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 1 pizza dough
- 2 cans (7 ounces each) tuna packed in water
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise made with olive oil
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 stalk of celery, finely diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- one green bell pepper, sliced thinly
- hot sauce and/or additional green onions for serving, optional
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- On a sheet pan, spread olive oil on pan. Sprinkle evenly with cornmeal Spread crust on top of cornmeal, pushing crust to edge of pan.
- Bake crust for 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a medium bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, green onion, and celery until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
- Remove crust from oven and carefully and evenly spread tuna mixture on top of crust. Add remaining cheese and green bell pepper and return to oven.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and toppings are hot.
- Let cool for 1-2 minutes before cutting and serving. Top with hot sauce or green onions as desired prior to serving.
Craving more pizza and flatbread like this tuna pizza? Try these recipes:
- Grilled Pizza with Ricotta, Sausage and Asparagus
- Pita Flatbread with Asparagus and Herbed Cottage Cheese
- Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
- Chicken Enchilada Flatbread
- Buffalo Chicken Flatbread from Milk Means More
- Roasted Vegetable Flatbread from Milk Means More
- Grilled Pizza with Pesto and Tomatoes
- Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
- Manwich Pizza
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