You can substitute the ground beef in this Meatball Pizza with ground turkey to reduct the fat.
- 5-Minute Dough
- 1½ cups (375 mL) flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 tsp (10 mL) Italian Seasoning Mix
- 1½ tsp (7 mL) baking powder
- ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
- ¼ tsp (1 mL) baking soda
- 1 cup (250 mL) plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- Pizza Toppings
- ½ yellow onion, divided
- ½ lb. (250 g) ground beef
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 2 oz. (60 g) Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1 cup/250 mL), divided
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, divided
- 1½ tsp (7 mL) Italian Seasoning Mix
- Cornmeal for dusting
- ½ cup (125 mL) pizza sauce
- 4 oz. (125 g) mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated (1 cup/250 mL)
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together; stir in the yogurt. On a floured surface, knead the dough until well combined, about 4 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and set aside.
Finely chop part of onion to measure ¼ cup (60 mL); slice the rest.
Mix the ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic with ¼ cup (60 mL) of Parmesan, 1 tsp (5 mL) of seasoning, and 1 tsp (5 mL) of olive oil until well combined. Shape into balls using 1 tbsp (15 mL) of mixture for each meatball.
Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Place the meatballs and sliced onion on separate sides of the pan. Cook until the onions soften and the meatballs brown, about 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove from the heat and set aside.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 12" (30-cm) disc. Place the rolled-out dough onto a cornmealdusted pizza stone or baking sheet.
Top the dough with pizza sauce, mozzarella, and the remaining Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the remaining ½ tsp (2 mL) of seasoning on top of the cheese, then top with the meatballs and onions. Bake until the cheese has melted and the crust has browned, 14–16 minutes.
- 4 servings
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 540, Total Fat 23 g, Saturated Fat 11 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 950 mg, Carbohydrate 49 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 7 g (includes 0 g added sugar), Protein 35 g
Fresh Pizza Dough: The 5-Minute Dough comes together very quickly, works with many seasonings, and can be used as pizza crust, flatbread crust, or for breadsticks. You can also use 1 lb. (450 g) of fresh pizza dough from your supermarket or local pizzeria. Sprinkle the rolled-out dough with 2 tsp (10 mL) of seasoning for extra flavor.