This will be a hit with the kids I am sure! You won’t even miss the bread and you will get full much quicker and not feel like you are about to go into a diabetic coma after eating it (like I used to after eating regular pizza).
I chose to make this a Classic Margarita Pizza. You have plenty of options. You can use fresh mozzarella or the kind that comes in a block. If you are lactose intolerant, this Meat-za Pizza will still be good without the cheese. The secret is in the meat crust with similar spices to that of great meatballs. It is actually “pizza” you can pick up and eat. If you don’t have tomatoes, you can use the Marinara Sauce recipe on this blog or your favorite sugar free sauce. Want pepper, onions, mushrooms, and olives instead? Not a problem. Just add your favorite pizza toppings after the meat “crust” has baked.
- 1-1/2 pounds of ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1-1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1-1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
For Margarita Pizza Toppings
- Sliced Mozzarella (or 2 cups shredded)
- Fresh basil leaves (or dried)
- Sliced Roma Tomatoes
- Chopped garlic
- Marinara Sauce for base (optional)
Options for Cheese/veggie Pizza Toppings
Sauce, Onion, Mushrooms, Peppers, Bacon, Cheese, Etc.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. For easier cleanup, line a 9X13 pan (or larger pan) with tin foil.
In a large bowl, mix together ground meat and eggs. In separate bowl, blend remaining ingredients and spices. Add spice blend to meat mixture. Press meat mixture out into a thin layer to cover bottom of pan. Be sure there are no holes. Bake for 10-12 minutes, set a timer.
While baking, prepare topping ingredients. If doing the veggie option, saute veggies in pan with a little butter, coconut oil or bacon grease until soft. After 10-12 minutes, remove meat crust from oven and pour off drippings then set oven to broil.
Arrange toppings on pizza, make it pretty!
Place back in oven for 5 minutes (maybe less, keep your eye on it).
Carefully remove from oven and sprinkle with some shredded Parmesan cheese and cut into square slices.