Recipe: Sausage Pesto Meatza

Pin It

Sausage Pesto Meatza

{gluten/soy/corn/potato/tomato/egg/coconut free, with a dairy free option}

Sausage Pesto Meatza Recipe

My family is majorly into pizza. I’ve tried several grain-free pizza crust recipes, but haven’t found one that works well being cheese and tomato-less. I saw PaleOMG‘s meatza recipe on Pinterest, and decided to adapt it. It was our first time having meatza, but we all really liked it. My son has even asked for more every day since. And, in case you’re wondering what meatza is, it’s pizza but with a meat based crust instead of dough.

Sausage Pesto Meatza Recipe

Sausage Pesto Meatza Recipe

Makes one pizza, which turned out to be about 4-5 total servings. Hubby and son ate the slices pictured above with the cheese on it. I ate mine without cheese and it tasted great!


2lbs ground meat – I used pork, but you can really use any.

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon parsley

1 teaspoon oregano

4 sausage links, sliced – I used Applegate Farms sausage which comes cooked. If you are using raw sausage, I would recommend cooking them before topping your meatza.

1 cup prepared pesto sauce

optional – onion, mozzarella cheese


Making It:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the ground meat, garlic powder, parsley, and oregano.
  3. Spread the ground meat mixture onto a parchment paper lined {or greased} baking sheet or pizza pan.
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until slightly under done.
  5. Top with pesto sauce and sausage, plus any optional toppings you want.
  6. Bake for about 10 more minutes. Broil for a few minutes if desired.


  1. What a neat idea. We have a tough time finding a gf pizza crust my daughter likes so we may need to give this a try.
    Ellen Christian recently posted…6 myths uncovered about gourmet sandwich recipesMy Profile

  2. This looks SUPER! I’ll have to try this with pesto. I’ll bet it would be good with either Sofrito sauce or Chimichurri sauce subbed in for the pesto, for two variations on your theme. Can’t wait to try this! :)

  3. Do the sausage links need to be cooked before they’re added on top?

    • Hey Erin! I used Applegate Farms sausage which comes cooked, so if you are using raw sausage, I would recommend cooking them first :)

  4. Yum! This looks so delicious. I’ve never heard of meatza before!
    Stacey @ Newlywed Survival recently posted…The Fountain of Youth is in Your BathroomMy Profile

  5. Larry Clapp says:

    This does look yummy, thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks for the heads-up Larry. Everything seems fine on my end. I asked around and most people said everything is working for them, but one person did say none of it is working for them. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’ll look into it.

      • Larry Clapp says:

        The first and third pic now show up on this end, but the second one is still 404 (at the moment, for me). Odd. And commentluv seems to be working now. Anyway, thanks again for a yummy-looking recipe!

  6. I’ve never heard of a Meatza, but these look so delicious! I would definitely prefer them with that yummy cheese. They almost look like you could dip them.
    manda recently posted…National Childhood Injury Prevention Week with Energizer & Prize Pack Giveaway! {US}My Profile


  1. Thursday 082913 says:

    […] Sausage Pesto Meatza […]

  2. […] fun thing to do with meatza (like this sausage pesto meatza) is to introduce it as pizza when you serve it to people, then act surprised when they ask about […]

  3. […] Sausage Pesto Meatza from This Flourishing Life […]

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge