Primal Pizza Casserole

weekend (1)

RECIPE: stolen (with love) from here and it is incredibly yummy.

•Meat and Sauce Layer:
•1 lb ground beef, browned and lightly drained.
•1 cup (8 ounces) organic tomato sauce, make sure tomatoes are the only ingredient.
•1 tbsp Italian seasonings.
•½ tsp garlic powder.
•¼ tsp sea salt.
•½ tsp oregano
•Veggie Crust Layer:
•½ medium, raw zucchini, grated or ground.
•1 cup raw cauliflower, grated or ground.
•2 garlic cloves.
•2 eggs, beaten.
•3 tbsp coconut flour.
•¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese or cheese of choice * omit for paleo.
•1 tbsp butter, melted or coconut oil, melted.
•¼ tsp sea salt.
•Topping Layer:
•16 slices of pepperoni or salami.
•½ cup grated cheese of choice, I used mozzarella * omit for paleo.

1.Preheat oven to 400 F, and lightly grease a 9 inch casserole dish.
2.Using a large fry pan, brown ground beef. Lightly drain some excess grease.
3.Add to ground beef in pan: tomato sauce, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, oregano, and sea salt. Stir and heat over medium high heat until bubbling. Turn heat to low and cover. Simmer for 6 minutes.
4.In food processor add: zucchini, cauliflower, and garlic cloves. Process until veggies look like rice granules, or can grate them with grater or ricer.
5.In large mixing bowl combine: ground zucchini cauliflower garlic, 2 eggs, 3 tbsp coconut flour, ¼ cup grated cheese, 1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil, and ¼ tsp sea salt. Mix together until a paste like dough forms, and make sure to break up any coconut flour clumps. Set aside.
6.Stir simmering ground beef, and remove from heat. Spoon ground beef into casserole dish and spread across bottom of dish.
7.Take veggie crust dough and spoon on top of meat layer in dish. With the back of large spoon or spatula, spread dough evenly across the top of meat layer and smooth.
8.Place pepperoni slices on top of veggie crust. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of pepperoni and crust layer.
9.Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until top of casserole is browning and crust is done.
10.Remove, cool, serve and enjoy

I made some modifications… I used parmesan cheese in with the beef layer. I accidentally doubled the cauliflower somehow so I just doubled that whole portion of the recipe. This week I am going to make it again and without cheese. I will be making it with sausage and ground beef. The toppings will be green pepper, red onion, mushroom, and pepperoni…. I’ll let you know how it is.

what’s your favorite pizza toppings?!

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