Eagle Pizza

The Eagle Pizza, is a delicious combination of pizza and taco.  It is made with whole-grain tostada shells, refried beans, shredded cheese, and a stack of colorful veggies. This recipe was a finalist in the Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest and was submitted by Byars Elementary School in Byars

Eagle Pizza 


1 tostada pizza provides: Legume as Meat Alternate: 1 1/4 oz equivalent meat alternate, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/8 cup starchy vegetable, 1/2 cup other vegetable, and 1/2 oz equivalent grains.


Our Story 
Byars Elementary School is located approximately an hour southeast of Oklahoma City. It is one of the few pre-kindergarten through 8th grade schools in the State. The recipe challenge team decided to name their creation after the school mascot. Members of the community teamed up with the school to pursue the challenge with Eagle Pride! Taste-tested by the student body, Eagle Pizza was a winner. 

Eagle Pizza will give kids the power and energy they need for a busy day. This versatile recipe can easily be made with help from the kids. Eagle Pizza is a tasty choice that will make your sense of pride soar like an eagle when they smile over this yummy combination of pizza and taco! 
Byars Elementary School 
Byars, Oklahoma

School Team Members

School Nutrition Professional: Vickie Spray 
Chef: Ruth Burrows, DTR 
Community Member: Sandra Walck (past School Board Member) 
Students: Gracie S., Braden P., Shawn M., Shawn T., and Travis W.
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Salt-free taco seasoning blend

For 25 servings:
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 ½ tsp crushed red pepper
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
¾ tsp oregano
1 ½ tsp cornstarch

For 50 servings:
2 Tbsp dried onion
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp oregano 
1 Tbsp cornstarch
Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. 

*If using immediately, do not add cornstarch.

TIP: Prepare one tostada pizza using exact measurements and use it as a guide to assemble remaining pizzas.
1 tostada pizza provides:

Legume as Meat Alternate: 1 ¼ oz equivalent meat alternate, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/8 cup starchy vegetable, ½ cup other vegetable, and ½ oz equivalent grains,
Legume as Vegetable: ¼ oz equivalent meat alternate, ¼ cup legume vegetable, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/8 cup starchy vegetable, 1/2 cup other vegetable, and ½ oz equivalent grains. 
Legume vegetable can be counted as either a meat alternate or as a legume vegetable but not as both simultaneously.

The grain ingredients used in this recipe must meet the Food and Nutrition Service whole grain-rich criteria.