A Recipe for Upside Down Pizza Loaf



2 tsp vegetable oil

1 lb lean ground turkey

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup + 1 tsp flour

1 cup tomato sauce

¼ tsp basil

¼ tsp fennel

¼ tsp oregano

3 ounces mozzarella cheese

1 egg

½ cup 2% milk

1 tbsp parmesan cheese

¼ chopped green or red pepper (Optional)



In a heavy skillet, heat ½ tsp of oil, add the turkey and chopped onion. Crumble the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook, until onion is tender and clear and until the meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour and stir quickly to combine; cook, stirring constantly for a minute or so.


Gradually stir in tomato sauce, basil, fennel, and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring frequently for a minute or so.


Preheat oven to 425°. Spray 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking oil. Transfer meat mixture to the loaf pan and add mozzarella cheese on top.


In a small mixing bowl, beat egg and add remaining ½ cup of flour and 1 ½ tsp of oil, along with the milk and continue mixing until smooth.


Pour batter over the turkey and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake until loaf is puffed and golden, 25-30 minutes (depending on the strength of your oven).


Serve with salad or on its own. Makes great leftovers and keeps well in the fridge or freezer.