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Slice of Life: Healthy Meatball Pizza

Slice of Life is a series on inventive styles of pizza. Some may have toppings you’ve never thought of putting on pizza and a some use crusts that are a little out of the norm.

March Madness is here and that means pub grub.  Everyone loves meatballs and everyone loves pizza so I have combined the two.  Now I’m not the first person to ever make a meatball pizza, they are pretty common.  But this may be the first ever healthy meatball pizza.  Whole wheat naan for the crust, turkey meatballs, low-fat mozzarella and no-sugar added tomato sauce makes this a heart healthy pizza.  Did I just say that?  I think I did; in fact I’ll say it again: heart healthy pizza.

For those interested in the nutritional value of the ingredients just click on the links.  What makes this pie even better is it is quick to make (provided you grocer’s bakery makes whole wheat naan like mine does – if not use whole wheat pita bread).  Open a jar of Ragu Light No Sugar Added Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce and spread a generous amount on the naan.  Lightly sprinkle Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella Shredded Cheese over the sauce.    Open a package of Honeysuckle Italian – style Turkey Meatballs slice them in half with the flat side down onto the pizza.  Top with a little more cheese and bake in a 425 degree oven for 5 – 6 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and toppings are hot.

Oh, and my prediction? Kentucky over Kansas.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
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2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
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2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
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2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
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2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
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