After helping some family members chop up mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper for their lasagna preparation, Heather mentioned that her hands smelled like pizza. As we, mostly I, used to spend a lot of late nights eating the better part of a supreme pizza and maybe also some wings, pizza is something that I hold near and dear to my heart and stomach. Her statement made me realize most of the awesome things on pizza are meat and vegetables, not the other stuff! With a little bit of ingenuity we were able to recreate the pizza taste without the grains or cheese. This also inspired another recipe, but you’re all going to have to wait for that one.
2 yellow squash (peeled
14 oz container of pizza sauce
1 cup diced yellow onion
1 cup diced mushrooms
1 cup diced bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced black olives
4 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp coconut oil
Heat onions and garlic in a medium heat pan with coconut oil until onions are translucent.
Add in mushrooms, onions, and black pepper and mix thoroughly for 3-5 minutes.
Add in ground sausage and zoodles
and mix for 2 minutes. Our sausage is precooked, so of course add time to cook through if sausage is raw.
Add pizza sauce and stir until heated through.
Serve and enjoy! You can now satisfy that pizza hankering without feeling destroyed from the grains and dairy the next day.
This recipe was AMAZING. Both my husband and I agreed that it might be a weekly meal until we get through our Whole30. The directions were a little mixed up though, on the 2nd direction/picture it says “Add in mushrooms, onions, and black pepper and mix thoroughly for 3-5 minutes.” But we had already cooked the onions, so I think it was supposed to say olives, and then per the picture the green peppers were added so I think the direction was supposed to say green pepper instead of black pepper. We also used spicy italian sausage and just added fresh cilantro to it while we were cooking it. What a great recipe though!