Meatza Crust Pizza

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salt_20180819_174255_810.jpgThis recipe inspiration is brought to you by some good folks in one of the cast iron cooking groups I follow on Facebook.  If you own a cast iron pan (or even if you don’t), I urge you to follow a couple groups. There are some amazing recipes posted there!  The meaty crust pizza I spotted in the cast iron cooking group had a ground beef “crust.”  Intriguing, but I felt like ground turkey could be more easily seasoned to taste Italian, which is more fitting for pizza obviously.  I have to say, I was right!  This Italian seasoned turkey “crust” is so flavorful, you won’t even miss regular pizza dough crust.   ~Erin

  • 1 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 T. Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ c. seasoned breadcrumbs (I used Progresso Garlic & Herb.)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. jarred pizza sauce (I used Classico Fire Roasted.)
  • 2 c. low-moisture, part skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ c. Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage crumbles
  • Thinly sliced fresh veggies: I used 1 small red bell pepper, ½ a purple onion, a few mushrooms
  • fresh basil, optional
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a metal sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the ground turkey, Italian seasoning, egg, bread crumbs, and salt until combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared sheet pan and pat into a ½ inch thick circle; bake 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the turkey “crust” from the oven and loosen from the sheet pan using a spatula, if necessary.
  6. Increase the oven temperature to broil.
  7. Top the turkey-crust with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage crumbles, and finally the sliced veggies.
  8. Broil for about 10 minutes, until the cheese begins to brown.
  9. Top with chopped fresh basil, if desired.
  10. Slice and serve hot.

WW Freestyle Info.:  This recipe makes 8 servings. Each slice is 4 points.

2 thoughts on “Meatza Crust Pizza

  1. Susan Lyda says:

    I have done this kind of a meat crust with ground beef and Italian sausage. The recipe I used called it a ‘Meatzza’.

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