Pizza is great for when you need a quick grab and go dinner that requires little prep and a short cooking time. Now, ground turkey is not something that you would normally think of to use as a pizza topping, but…..Recently we made this recipe and it turned out as a light, flavorful version of a meat lovers pizza. So if you like meat, but want to cut down a little, while still enjoying your favorite foods, make this! Friar Tyst, El Gastronomo, and La Critico certainly enjoyed it….:) If you want to make your own pizza crust, that’s fine….but…I’ve always found that refrigerated pizza dough is much more convenient and user-friendly. This episode of Delicious Food 101 features The Chef, La Critico, El Gastronomo, and Friar Tyst.
The Chef: “Friar Tyst, you being a turkey expert, do tell us your opinion of this dish.” Friar Tyst: “Well it’s real good when you add some rosemary during the cooking process.” The Chef: “Hmmmm, good to know. I assume that you like this pizza better than that other one I make?” Friar Tyst: “Oh yeah.”
The Chef: “La Critico, do illuminate us with your superior criticism.” La Critico: “Well it’s better than a Burger King burger.” The Chef: “Really settin’ your standards high, ain’t ya?” La Critico: “It’s better than Little Ceasars.” The Chef: “Hmmmm….”
The Chef :”El Gastronomo, please tell me you have higher standards than this peasant?” El Gastronomo:”This is really good.” The Chef: “It did turn out good, didn’t it?.”
The Ingredients: 1 cup cooked ground turkey, 15 oz. diced tomatoes, 1 cup Colby jack or pepper jack cheese, 1 tube Kroger refrigerated pizza dough, 1/2 cup diced yellow onion, 1 minced zucchini, 1 tsp. basil, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. crushed black peppercorns, 1/2 tsp. cumin.
Roll the pizza crust out into a rectangular shape. Bake at 370 degrees for eight to ten minutes. Mix the spices and the tomatoes together in the measuring cup, spread evenly atop the crust. Cook the onion and the turkey together. Spread the turkey and onions atop the sauce, the minced zucchini on top of that, and finish with the cheese. Bake for an additional six to eight minutes.
Who needs takeout pizza?