This is a Nigella Lawson recipe…

By the way, isn’t she the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen?  She is most definitely the goal ~ fun, classy, real, not a toothpick, glamorous as all get-out.

This is a great sub for pizza, when you’re ready to reach for the phone a dial up your local pizzeria for a delivery.


The Hub says you can’t really even associate this with pizza since pizza equals cheese and cheese equals pizza.  Point taken.

Okay, so it’s a meat pie with marinara sauce, and toppings.

Here’s how I did it to make it Whole 30 compliant:


Make the “crust” ~ in a bowl, mix the following:

  • a pound of ground turkey or beef (as lean as possible)
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder, or fresh grated
  • salt and pepper
  • a large handful of almond flour (1/4 cup or more)
  • 2 eggs

Press the “crust” into a large pie plate or baking dish of some sort.

Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Pull it out of the oven, scrape off any fat that is pooling on top, and add your toppings:  marinara sauce first, then spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and pineapple were my choices last night.  Cracked black pepper and oregano are also so great on top of pizza.

Bake for 5 more minutes.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting.


Nigella’s recipe has Parmesan cheese in the “crust”, and on top, fresh, thinly-sliced mozzarella, sliced fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. That would be my definite favorite way to eat this, but for now, we’ll have to do with the no-cheese version.  Which satisfied just fine!


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