September 11, 2014

Personal Pan Meatza!

Carb Free Personal Pan Meatza
Have you ever heard of a meatza?  Yeah,  me either.  That was until it popped up in my Pinterest feed and I immediately pinned it.  Hello carb free,  minimal guilt pizza! 
What is a meatza? Well I'm glad you asked. It's a meat crust pizza. 
Carb Free Personal Pan Meatza
I was skeptical at first too,  but it was so intriguing I just had to try it.  Instead of opting for the full size pizza, for which you can find the recipe here, I decided to do a personal size meatza. I basically quartered the recipe and customized my toppings. 
Chopped Veggies
YOU GUYS THIS IS SO GOOD!  Seriously it cured my pizza craving easily and I wasn't even missing a bread crust!  So worth it as a little bit of a splurge because I'd rather go overboard with protein than cheat with carbs!  
Carb Free Personal Pan Meatza
Unlike the cauliflower crust I  have tried,  this crust stayed firm  and didn't fall apart.  It was even a tad crunchy on the bottom which seems gross,  but it made it more like the real thing. 
Carb Free Pizza
Carb Free Personal Pizza

Plus, it is super filling! I could only eat half of the personal size and had to pack away the other half for lunch tomorrow.

Carb Free Personal Pan Meatza
Here are the details, adapted from Baker by Nature.

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 ounces ground turkey meat
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 egg white
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 ounces fresh shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup tomato sauce
Toppings of your choice, I used spinach and onion. 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F).

In a small bowl mix together salt, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

Mix ground meat, worcestershire sauce, and eggs together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Add Parmesan cheese and seasoning mixture to meat; combine. Press ground beef mixture into a lightly greased large round pizza pan, spread out evenly.

Place pan into the preheated oven and bake until meat is no longer pink, about 15 minutes.

Pat off any grease that may be on the top with a paper towel.

Turn oven setting to broil.

Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese over baked meat, followed by the tomato sauce and toppings.

Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over pizza.

Broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Cut into slices and serve immediately. Chow down! :)

Eaten slice of Meatza!

Let me know what you think!

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  1. I have to admit i'm totally wary of this but it sounds like something my husband would gobble up!! I'll have to try it!!