Turkey Meatball Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust

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Amy H.

By
@Meave

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

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Serves:
10 - 12 slices.
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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 large
    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

Step-by-Step

  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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