Thursday, November 14, 2013

Skinny Taco Melts

I love anything that contains the word "melt" in a recipe. I always know it is going to be something cheesy and delicious. I know Pillsbury has a recipe for taco melts that are made with biscuits. Call me weird...but I am just not a huge fan of biscuits. We rarely had them growing up so I just never really acquired a taste for them. Maybe it's a good thing since I know they wouldn't be great for my waistline! I did however want to make a recipe similar to the Pillsbury one. I decided to use refrigerated pizza dough instead. They turned out perfectly and were really good. I served it alongside rice and a salad to complete the meal.

Skinny Taco Melts
Adapted from Pillsbury
Makes Approx 8 Taco Melts
Cal 159, Carbs 11.9, Fat 6.1, Protein 14.2

1 package taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/2cups salsa (I used Rotel since I was out of salsa)
1 lb lean  ground beef, cooked and drained (I used 93/7)
1 can refrigerated pizza dough 
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan cook beef, seasoning mix, water and rotel. Simmer until thickened.
Form pizza dough into 6-inch rounds. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. 
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with sour cream if desired. Enjoy!


  1. I'm with you anything with the word melt has to be good, pinning to my everything yummy board. Followed you here from the Friday Flash blog hop.

  2. I love anything in a bread pocket!

  3. Looks yummy! I make something similar in "braid" form. The flavors go great together!

  4. Love this idea! Probably less messy than hard tacos and just as yummy. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


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