turkey meatball pizza with whole wheat crust

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By Amy H.
from Detroit, MI

Fun Fact: Some popular pizza toppings in Japan are squid and Mayo Jaga. (mayonaise, potato and bacon)

serves 10 - 12 slices.
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For turkey meatball pizza with whole wheat crust

  • FOR THE CRUST
  • 1 tsp
    jarred yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
    warm water
  • 1 tsp
    honey
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/3 c
    whole wheat flour
  • FOR THE MEAT BALLS
  • 1/2 lb
    ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 c
    rolled oats
  • 2 lg
    large mushrooms, very finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil (for cooking the meatballs in)
  • TOPPINGS (ALL BUT THE SAUCE AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE ARE OPTIONAL, USE IN ANY VARIETY YOU CHOOSE)
  • 1/2 - 2/3 c
    pizza sauce, storebought or your homemade
  • 8 oz
    shredded, low moisture, part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    baby spinach leaves
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 c
    diced red onion
  • 1/4 c
    sliced olives (whatever type you prefer)

How To Make turkey meatball pizza with whole wheat crust

  • 1
    In a large bowl, stir together the yeast & warm water, add honey and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile in a glass measuring cup, combine the cold water, oil and salt. Add the cold water mixture to the yeast and stir in flour.
  • 3
    Knead the dough on a heavily floured board until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes)
  • 4
    Put the dough in a lightly greased bowl and turn to coat. Let the dough rise, covered loosely with plastic food wrap in a warm, draft free place for 1 hour.
  • 5
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 6
    Mix ground turkey with oats, mushrooms, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Shape into bite size balls. Dress a cookie sheet with olive oil, cook meat balls in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. (I know this is cheating with meatballs, but it makes it so much easier, you can cook them in a skillet if your prefer)
  • 7
    Remove turkey meatballs and raise oven temp to 425 degrees.
  • 8
    Roll out the crust to desired thickness.
  • 9
    Ladle and spread the pizza sauce over crust.
  • 10
    Place meat balls over pizza sauce and layer the vegetables you've chosen over the top.
  • 11
    Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • 12
    Bake in oven until the cheese is just starting to brown, about 12 - 15 minutes.
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