Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pizza casserole-type thingy (low carb)

As you can tell from the title, I don't know what the crap to call this.  As you can probably tell, I haven't been doing a tremendous amount of cooking recently. At least nothing fun.  (definition of fun would be high calorie, high fat, full of chocolate deliciousness)  So...this is just some of the normal stuff we've had around here.  Normal being relative ;)  As many of you know, my husband is a diet-controlled diabetic.  To maintain his blood sugars, he eats a very low carb diet.  For someone like me, who is a carb-aholic, it makes life a little difficult.  Well, at least life in the kitchen at meal time.  I want lots of bread, potatoes and pasta, whereas, if he is going to be able to eat it, it has to have none of those fun things.  Therefore, I've learned to compromise.  I try to come up with dishes the entire family can enjoy.  Hence, the I'm-not-really-pizza-or-a-casserole dish....
This is pretty much the toppings of a pizza, baked in a casserole dish.  It contained - 

1 lb ground turkey sausage
1 jar No sugar added Ragu Light Spaghetti Sauce (with lots of added oregano to make it taste like pizza sauce!)
 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
turkey pepperoni - to taste
1/2 small diced onion

**These cheese quantities are estimates.  My crowd likes LOTS of cheese, so you can adjust it to suit your fancy.  I mean taste buds.  You can also add mushrooms, peppers, whatever your family likes on a pizza.  I've also made this with eggs mixed in with the meat to form a 'base' ...more like a traditional pizza. However, since Mr. Three is allergic to eggs, I can't do that anymore.

Cook your ground turkey and onion together, drain if needed.  Place a little "spizza" sauce on the bottom of your casserole dish (I used a 9x13), dump your turkey/onion on top, add the rest of your sauce, top with cheese, place pepperoni on top.  Bake until golden brown and bubbly.  

Toasted bread for the kids and I ...
so we could scoop up our toppings!

Served with a salad.  Nothing exciting, but tasty none the less.  And something everyone will eat, which is always a miraculous feat around here!  
Y'all have any egg free, nut free, carb free meals you enjoy?  hahaha

12 comments:

  1. This still looks yummy. You have a lot of dietary restrictions to keep up with!!

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  2. I have become a carbaholic since starting this blogging adventure and it needs to stop. I am going back to work after a year and have nothing to wear. Ugggh! This looks delicious and it's just the sort of thing that I need to be eating too. Yum!

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  3. Looks good! I've made the mini pizzas before using french bread slices, so it looks pretty similar.

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  4. Whatever you call this, it looks unbelievably good!

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  5. This would be a great alternative to our "Friday pizza nights", looks delicious!

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  6. My husband used to have a lot of trouble digesting breads. He created something along this line except he cooked it on the stovetop, not the oven, and he mixed the toppings in it. He always called it "pizza in a cup" (taken from the movie "The Jerk").

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    1. I did something similar today, except I melted the cheese (in a cup!) in the microwave. I'm trying to low carb it right now...not easy!

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  7. This looks amazing. I'm going to share this with my mother who also is diabetic and my stepfather is on a low carb diet. How awesome, a meal they will both love. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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  8. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have started eating low carb again recently. I am rubbish at cooking, nothing ever comes out correctly and when looking through recipes get immediately put off if the list of ingredients is more than about 5 LOL. This recipe is ideal for me, easy simple and looks damn good. Will let u know how i get on. Just going to look through the rest of your site now :) xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm with ya, I don't care for a long ingredient list...give me short and simple!

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  9. Tried this recipe tonight and failed miserably. It didn't keep its shape, didn't taste at all like pizza, and was more grease than food. I really don't see how this could possibly be a meal, or anything more than a glorified sauce for pasta. Not sure what I did wrong, but it's safe to say I won't be making this again.

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