Here’s another grain-free and lower carb gem! The “crust” is actually made from ground turkey! I’ve seen many recipes online for these Meatza Pizza’s, but here’s my twist. It came out SO GOOD!!!! Basically, its a very cool way to use ground turkey. I must tell you though, the next day (when it was cold) it really did taste like cold pizza!!!!
30-Minute Meatza & Veggie ‘Pizza’
1 package (454g) of lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together the crust ingredients in a bowl. Press onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. You want the turkey mixture to cover the entire bottom of the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. You will notice it will have a slimey layer on top. I scraped that off with a spoon.
This is what I used, but you could use whatever you have on hand
1 cup sliced mushroom
1 cup onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained & roughly chopped
1/2 cup sliced zucchini
1/3 cup pineapple tidbits or crushed canned pineapple, drained well
2 Tbsp reduced fat grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup jarred pasta sauce or tomato sauce
1-2 Tbsp tomato paste
While the turkey base is in the oven, saute the onion, mushroom, red pepper, zucchini, artichoke in a medium sized pan sprayed with cooking spray. If it gets too dry, add some water (1/4 cup at a time). It will help caramelize the onions. I also added 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional). When the turkey “crust” is done, as I mentioned above, scrape off the slime looking layer with a spoon.
Now, its time to add the sauce and toppings. I just used about 1/2 cup plain tomato sauce and mixed in 1 Tbsp tomato paste to thicken it up a bit. If your using store bough jarred sauce, you probably don’t need to season further, if not, add some dried oregano and basil (1/2 tsp each).
Spread sauce on turkey “crust” and spread almost all the way to the edge. Add the veggies. Next, top with the pineapple, and lastly, sprinkle on the parmesan cheese.
Return the “pizza” to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
Cut into 6 huge pieces!
Nutrition (per 1 large slice)
Calories: 154 Fat: 3.8g Carbs: 13.7g Fibre: 4.1g Sugars: 3.6g Protein: 17g