(Family Features) Pizza night is a popular pastime for many families, but if you're looking to change things up from the typical Italian style, try adding a south of the border spin.
Southwestern Mexican Bean Pizza calls for just six ingredients, can be made in 30 minutes, and will satisfy the whole family. To save time, start with a pre-baked crust. Instead of the traditional red sauce base, make a chunky puree using a can of Southwestern Bean Salad and spread it over the crust. A second can of this Tex-Mex seasoned bean, corn and pepper blend comes next, along with bacon, bell pepper and cheese. Bake until bubbly, top with cilantro and serve with sour cream and chopped avocado for a true fiesta.
For a side dish or appetizer, Southwestern Bean Salad becomes a taco salad topping or even a hearty salsa when served with tortilla chips or crisp sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers, celery and jicama. Plus, it's a ready-to-eat side - straight from the can or chilled - that pairs well with grilled meats or sandwiches.
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