As far as I’m concerned, pizza is a food group, which makes this Meatza one of my all-time favorite low carb recipes!
Healthy pizza isn’t something new, but it’s never tasted quite this great before! It should be part of the food pyramid. There are lots of healthy recipes for pizza out there but how many of them actually taste amazing and have almost 20 grams of protein per serving?
There aren’t many healthy ground beef recipes with those credentials either. To top it off, this is Pizza! Or… Meatza! (One minor difference.)
C’mon, let’s dive in!
Meatza combines all the savory flavors of meat with my favorite food group – pizza! What more could you ask for? It’s high protein, low carb luxury with all the best characteristics of America’s favorite food.
Here are some solid reasons to love Meatza:
- Protein packed (literally)
- Amazing flavor
- Satisfies savory cravings
- Really easy to make
- Low to no carb
Here’s everything you need to know about making meatza:
Meat – Making Meatza according to the recipe calls for ground turkey but ground beef can be substituted, and will work just as well. Using either makes this a savory and incredibly tasty dish that’s hard to resist!
Cheese – Cheese helps to bind the ingredients together. You can skip it if you’re looking for a paleo option, although the meatza may have a harder time sticking together.
Tools To Make This Low Carb Pizza Crust
Making this high protein, low carb pizza crust is a single bowl affair which means no long clean-up afterwards (awesome sauce). So, aside from the bowl, you’ll only need a couple of prepared baking sheets.
Pro Tip: Meatza tastes best when the crust cooks evenly. To ensure even thickness, cover with wax paper and gently press the bottom of a pot against each one. Viola! (They won’t be exact, but you’ll be able to get them really close.)
Healthy Dinner Storing Tips
Meatza will keep in the fridge in Ziploc baggies or in an airtight container for healthy dinners at the ready!
Can You Freeze This Low Carb Dinner?
Yes, you can! Freezing your Meatza just ensures that you have low carb frozen pizza on-demand, no extra charge! You can freeze your low carb dwhole or in single serve portions for some delectable ready made lunches and low carb dinners that are sure to fuel the rest of your day.
Meal Prepping Tips
Prepping meals just makes the rest of the week easier and there are a couple of different ways to use this recipe for meal prep. First, you can make the entire thing, add the toppings and freeze it whole. That way you just have to pull it out and pop it in the oven on busy nights.
You can also freeze the Meatza crust before adding toppings so the kiddos can help on pizza night or you can top according to your taste. Lastly, you can add the Meatza crust ingredients and combine well before freezing individual pizza portions. Then you can thaw and cook them one at a time.
Topping and cooking this scrumptious crustless pizza means there are plenty of ways to vary the recipe. Adding different herbs and spices is one way to change the flavor of your Meatza. Taco seasoning is fantastic, but others work, too!
Since you can substitute ground beef for turkey, try topping your crustless pizza with cheddar cheese for a hamburger Meatza. You could also try using ground sausage for a deep, delicious flavor twist.
Can I Make This With Other Types Of Meat?
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Chicken crust pizza is another irresistible ground chicken recipe and it’s a little different than the Meatza. You’ll have a hard time choosing between the two, I can promise you that…
How Can I Add More Veggies?
There are other creative ways to add veggies besides piling them on top of your Meatza. Zucchini pizza and eggplant pizza are both fantastic full-flavored options for boosting your veggie intake and getting your pizza, too!
If you’re in the mood for something truly unique and packed full of nutrients, then try making my cauliflower pizza crust. You’ll never know you’re eating vegetable pizza. For more of a single serving sized dish with a hearty flavor, opt for my portobello mushroom pizza.
How Can I Make Pizza Bites?
My zucchini pizza bites and cauliflower pizza bites recipes makes it quick and easy. Plus, they are vegetable dense, rich and savory pizza snacks that can turn the hardest hearts into vegetable enthusiasts!
Can I Turn This Into A Casserole?
Meatza doesn’t quite make the best low carb pizza casserole because it gets a little crispy on bottom as all pizza should. It’s much easier to turn cauliflower pizza bites or zucchini pizza bites into low carb pizza casserole that will tap dance on your taste buds.
- 2 Pounds Turkey ground, or beef
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning basil, oregano, garlic or rosemary, salt and pepper (see notes above)*
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella shredded
- Preheat oven to 450 F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In medium bowl, mix the meat, eggs, parmesan and spices with your hands until everything is well combined.
- Divide the meat in half.
- Form each half of the meat into circular shapes on your 2 prepared baking sheets, until the crust is about ¾” thick.
- Toss in preheated oven and cook until turkey is cooked through and no longer pink in the center – about 18 minutes (this will vary with how thick you make the crust).
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and crank it up to broil.
- Cover your crust in pizza sauce, cheese and toppings.
- Return to the oven and broil. Watch closely, you only want to melt/brown the cheese.
- Allow the pizza to cool before cutting and enjoy!
I still think pizza should be a food group but for now I’ll settle for keeping low carb pizza as a staple in my healthy diet. A girl shouldn’t have to go without her pizza!
For far too long we’ve had to choose between our waistline and our favorite foods… and it stops now! With all of these tasty low carb pizza crusts:
Meatza is a savory combination of two of the foods we love best! It’s super easy to make and absolutely chock full of protein. This is one crustless pizza that even guys love. Meatza is the perfect low carb variation of pizza pie and I can’t wait for you to try it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below!