Pizza Pie Layer Casserole
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Ingredients

  • Meat and Sauce Layer:
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and lightly drained.
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) organic tomato sauce, make sure tomatoes are the only ingredient.
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings.
  • ½ tsp garlic powder.
  • ¼ tsp sea salt.
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Veggie Crust Layer:
  • ½ medium, raw zucchini, grated or ground.
  • 1 cup raw cauliflower, grated or ground.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 2 eggs, beaten.
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour.
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast (optional cheese substitute)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted or coconut oil, melted.
  • ¼ tsp sea salt.
  • Topping Layer:
  • 16 slices of pepperoni or salami.
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast (optional cheese substitute)


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F, and lightly grease a 9 x 11x3 inch oval casserole dish.
  2. Using a large fry pan, brown ground beef. Lightly drain some excess grease.
  3. Add to ground beef in pan: tomato sauce, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, oregano, and sea salt. Stir and heat over medium high heat until bubbling. Turn heat to low and cover. Simmer for 6 minutes.
  4. In food processor add: zucchini, cauliflower, and garlic cloves. Process until veggies look like rice granules.
  5. In large mixing bowl combine: ground zucchini cauliflower garlic, 2 eggs, 3 tbsp coconut flour, ¼ cup nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil, and ¼ tsp sea salt.
  6. Mix together until a paste like dough forms, and make sure to break up any coconut flour clumps. Set aside.
  7. Stir simmering ground beef, and remove from heat. Spoon ground beef into casserole dish and spread across bottom of dish.
  8. Take veggie crust dough and spoon on top of meat layer in dish. With the back of large spoon or spatula, spread dough evenly across the top of meat layer and smooth.
  9. Place pepperoni slices on top of veggie crust. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of pepperoni and crust layer.
  10. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until top of casserole is browning and crust is done.


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