Hey there! Welcome to my FIRST EVER blog post! For those of you who know me well, you are very familiar with my never-ending "meal makeovers" and healthy(er) recipe posts on my Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook pages, but now you will be able to come to one site to see all of my creative meals and recipes! I hope you enjoy what you see... make...and EAT! I figured there was no better way to start my first Recipe Blog Post than to introduce you all to the greatest thing since sliced GLUTEN-FREE bread!! Allow me to introduce the amazing "Meatza" Pizza - which just happens to be NATURALLY gluten-free and SURPRISINGLY delicious!
(Yes folks, it truly looks that beautiful and delicious! I took this picture right after the Meatza came out of the oven!)
When I first discovered this recipe on Pinterest, I was very intrigued to try it out myself (but was very skeptical at the same time). Now, I will admit that I am not the best cook (yet), so I enlisted the help of my (very talented and sweet) neighbor who just happens to be a pro in the kitchen. My neighbor, Margie, and I (along with the help of her 10-year old grandson) made two Meatza Pizzas earlier this afternoon and we were all surprised by how easy it was to make them (and by how much fun we had while doing it)! Within an hour, the Meatzas were done and we couldn't believe the final product. Our Meatza Pizzas looks like regular pizzas! We could hardly wait to slice up one of the Meatza Pizzas and I for one was blown away by the amazing taste and texture! Even the 10-year old boy LOVED it!
As always, I made some minor modifications to her recipe, but you could really use any toppings you would like! Here are the modified ingredients that I used to make the Spinach and Tomato Meatza:
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1.25pounds extra-lean ground turkey meat
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 ounces shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 10 Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half length-wise
- 1/4 cup baby spinach, chopped
It's truly that simple! We baked the "crusts" for 15 minutes, put our toppings on, and put the Meatzas under the broiler for 5 minutes. Once they were cooled a bit, we sliced one Meatza into 8 slices and entered "Meatza Bliss" with our first bite!
(The Meatza "crust" after baking for 15 minutes)
(The first bite of the first slice...mmmm)
Don't just take my word for it - try it out yourself. Like.....NOW! You're welcome :-)