“Homemade” Pizza with a Twist

Hey guys!  I think I’ve finally found my way of cooking.  I am not very good at making things from scratch and I really can’t figure out how much of an item to add unless someone else tells me to.  I take the “semi-homemade” approach just like Sandra Lee.

Last night, I made this very tasty pizza for dinner and even my dad liked it.  He is more of a pepperoni pizza type of guy. 🙂

“Homemade” Pizza with a Twist


1 store bought pizza dough

1 package of ground turkey (I only used 3/4 of the meat and saved the rest.)

1 jar of salsa

1 handful of spinach

1/4 of a small red onion

3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

***NOTE:  These “measurements” are all estimates because I just went off of feel.  Please add as much of each topping as you would like.  🙂

1.  Cook ground turkey in a skillet and season to taste.  I just used salt and pepper.


2.  In the meantime, pre-cook the pizza dough if it calls for it.  The dough I used was pre-cooked for 8 minutes before adding the toppings.

3.  Spread salsa on the crust to serve as the sauce.  I used the whole jar.


Yes, my pizza is oddly shaped.


4.  Add cheese, ground turkey, onions, spinach, and a little more cheese!


5.  Bake until cooked and enjoy!  I baked mine for about 8 minutes.


FACT:  The best way to end a healthy pizza night with the family is to watch Dance Moms and eat a huge bowl of ice cream (bottom layer = cookies and cream, middle layer = double fudge brownie, top layer = strawberry waffle cone…topped with chocolate sauce and cool whip).


Yes, I will be doing an intense track workout today and this is how I properly fuel for my workouts.  🙂