Pizza, the 5th food group and one of my go-to cheat meals. Well, cheat no more! This can be a regular middle of the week meal. It will curb that pizza craving without all the heavy carbs and gluten since it is a crustless pizza casserole! You can even assemble this the night before, then just pop it in the oven when you get home. It also makes fabulous leftovers, maybe even better than cold pizza 🙂
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 cup organic tomato sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Italian spices
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 medium raw zucchini, grated, and strained to remove most of the excess water
1 cup raw cauliflower, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup mozzarella or cheese of choice*
70g (about 16 slices) all natural pepperoni or salami
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheese of choice*
Preheat oven to 400F. In a large frying pan, brown the ground beef. Drain if needed. Add tomato sauce, garlic and spices. Stir well and continue cooking on low for 5-7 minutes.Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, add the zucchini, cauliflower, garlic, eggs, coconut flour and coconut oil. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese.Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Spoon in the meat layer. Top with the veggie layer. Using a spatula smooth it out evenly over the meat. Top with sliced pepperoni/salami and sprinkle with cheese.Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until cheese in bubbly and golden. Remove, let cool and enjoy!
*I would normally use Daiya mozza shreds in place of mozzarella cheese, but since I was feeding the hubbs mozza made its way in there!
Nutritional Info per serving
259 Calories, 10g Carbs, 4g Fibre, 13g Fat, 25g Protein, 4g Sugar
Please Note: Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.