Who likes pizza? This girl! And probably most of you, too 🙂 I made this pizza a couple of weeks ago, and just had to share.
In the past, a meal like this
may or may not certainly would have struck fear in my heart. “Carbs and cheese and FAT, oh my!” While I still struggle with allowing myself to eat enough, I’m not nearly as scared of that pizza anymore. Guess what! Carbs = energy. Cheese = calcium. Fat = healthy in proper quantities. Take that, ED! 😛
The other day, when this pizza craving struck, I took stock of my groceries: I had some leftover sauce and cooked ground turkey to use up before heading out on Spring Break, and what better way to use it than this? Not only did it fulfill my pizza craving, but it kept me from wasting food, AND it fed me dinner for a couple of nights! Oh, and did I mention how easy it was to throw together? ‘Cause it was a piece of cake…er, pie. 😉
First, I mixed up a quick Bisquick crust – and I do mean quick. Bisquick + water, people. That’s it! I tossed that in the oven for a little pre-bake while I rounded up the rest of my toppings.
Some mushroom pasta sauce…
…precooked ground turkey…
…shredded cojack cheeeeeeese…
…and some chopped up roma tomatoes, and we were in business!
A quick 12 minutes in the oven gave me enough time to throw together a quick salad, and then *ding-ding-ding*…it was dinner time!
Ohhhhhhh yeah! Look at that lightly browned crust, the melty cheese, the CHEESE! The crust definitely didn’t taste like a traditional yeast crust, more resembling a biscuit (huh, imagine that!), but it still tasted great. The sauce soaked into the crust just a bit, and the toppings worked together quite well. Can’t beat oven-roasted tomatoes! Or homemade pizza, for that matter.
Serve it up with a green salad and a tall glass of water, and you’ve got it made. College-kid dinner, for the win.
Extra Easy Pizza
Adapted from Betty Crocker
1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix (I used the “heartsmart” variety)
1/3 cup very hot water
Your favorite pizza/marinara sauce
toppings of choice
1. Heat the oven to 450* and grease the pizza pan.
2. Stir together the bisquick and hot water (beat about 20 strokes) until a soft dough forms.
3. Press dough into the pan, then bake for about 2 minutes.
4. Carefully remove the pan from the oven. Cover with sauce, then arrange toppings as desired.
5. Bake 12-15 minutes more, until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust is lightly browned.
This pizza couldn’t be easier! And as far as creativity in toppings goes…you’re limited only by your imagination.
Go forth and make pizza!
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