Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Pizza" Paleo Style...and Yummy!

This recipe was inspired and adapted from a recipe in the book Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso, Everyday Paleo Pizza.  I have made some modifications to her recipe to meet our personal preferences, if you would like to try her original recipe please reference her book (page 84).  You may buy a copy of her book here.

That said here is my take on her recipe:

2 cups blanched almond meal
2 large eggs
3 TBSP olive oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp garlic powder or granules
3/4-1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine all the ingredients until well combined, then using your hands form the dough into a ball.   Place the ball of dough in the middle of your cookie sheet, then using your hands flatten and pat the dough out into a circle, making the dough as thin as possible.  It should be about one foot across.  Bake just the crust for 20 minutes.  

While the crust is baking is a good time to prepare your toppings.  I used leftover spaghetti meat, grass fed ground beef with Kirkland Signature Marinara sauce.  But you can use whatever you like, sausage, chicken, ground turkey etc.    The first time I made it I used the leftover meat/sauce from spaghetti, topped with some chopped yellow summer squash and some chopped fresh tomatoes.  The second time I made it we topped it with the same meat, but used some olives, chopped sweet onion, and some chopped fresh basil too.  Use your imagination or what you have around, the crust is really just a base and a yummy one it is!  The crust will give you a thin crunchy, tasty crust to build off of.  Even the quantities of ingredients for your toppings can be adjusted to your preference, this is really your recipe.  Have fun!

Topping suggestions:
1 pound or more of ground sausage, ground beef, ground turkey, chicken etc.
1 cup yellow squash, diced
1 TBSP chopped fresh basil (or more)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped Lindsey Natural olives
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion or red onion
Jar of marinara sauce, you won't need it all so a partial jar would work too. (Be sure it's gluten free, and free of unwanted additives or added sugar)

You may do as I did and premix the sauce and meat (which is my preference) or spread the desired amount of sauce on the crust and top with your toppings.  Once you have your "pizza" assembled place it back in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.  Enjoy!  

I don't think of it as Pizza per say, but a yummy Italian style dish, everyone including my skeptical big kids loved it and request it!  It was a nice alternative to the Paleo meals we have been eating lately, lot's of grilled meat and veggies.  Like I said earlier, use your imagination as far as the toppings go, get creative and enjoy!

Crust baked and topped with meat and sauce combo. 

All the toppings on and ready to bake (this was my 2nd pizza version).

Baked and ready to eat.  Mmmm, yummy!

This is what my first version looked like after it was baked and ready to eat. 
Both versions were supper tasty!

One delectable slice of Paleo Pizza, Yum!

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  1. HI, This looks delish! just wanted to check on how 'strong' your crust was? were you able to pick it up and eat it like a normal pizza???

  2. Yes, we were able to pick it up and eat it, especially when we grilled it. It's usually a crispy crust.