This Lasagna Pizza Recipe is the best of both worlds. Layers of ground beef, ricota and gooey cheese will feed your next craving.
Can you pizza it? Try your lasagna in pizza style next time. You won’t have to worry about a fork. Just pick it up and eat! It’s just like the real thing, without the pasta.
- Making Homemade Meat Sauce
- Chopping Vegetables for Pizza
- What Toppings to Use for Pizza
- Reheating Pizza Leftovers
Making Homemade Red Sauce
For this Lasagna Pizza, I’ve started with the Meat Sauce. It’s important to start with the sauce in order to save time. It will need to simmer for a bit while you’re preparing the other ingredients.
After you brown your ground beef, be sure to chop it. Unlike a pizza you might normally have, you don’t want clumps of ground beef. You’re making a Meat Sauce and you want everything to be finely chopped.
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There’s a lot of meat and you don’t want big clumps everywhere. You want smaller pieces so you get meat sauce in every bite.
Chopping Vegetables for Pizza
It’s best to get a nice fine dice with the vegetables so use an Ulu, if you can. Not only is it easier but it’s safer as well. You can read more about the ulu from the Story of the Ulu Knife.
You can also use a large chef’s knife to chop everything up into a fine dice. I like the safety of an Ulu, though.
For the carrot, I used one of those long zesters like you would use to make lemon or lime zest. When you use the zester, the carrot is much smaller so it cooks more quickly.
What Toppings to Use for Pizza
I’ve used ground beef, ricotta, spinach with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. If you have other lasagna favorites, you can pick and choose which you want to use.
I’ve used other ingredients like:
- black olives
You could easily make this a meatless lasagna pizza by adding only vegetables and cheese.
Assemble the Homemade Pizza
Spreading the ricotta is easy, just like frosting a cake. It goes first and you simply spread it evenly.
It’s a little more difficult to get the Meat Sauce on the top of the ricotta. Start off by making several large spoon-size clumps of meat sauce on top of the ricotta then carefully smooth it out.
Garnish with chopped green onion and red pepper flakes. Serve with a fresh garden salad.
When you’re making this pizza, be sure to try the Homemade Pizza Dough. You can make your Lasagna Pizza fresh from start to finish.
If you like this Lasagna Pizza Recipe, be sure to try the Cordon Bleu Pizza too!
How to Reheat Pizza Leftovers
This pizza is rather thick but it only takes about 60 seconds in the microwave.
Do yourself a favor and try reheating in an air fryer or toaster oven, though. The bottom of the pizza can easily get too wet so the dry heat is perfect for reheating.
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- ½ recipe Pizza Dough
- ½ pound Ground Beef
- ½ cup Onion, diced
- ½ cup Bell Pepper, diced
- ½ Carrot, minced or zested
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 ounces Tomato Paste
- 3 ounces Tomato Sauce, optional
- ½ cup Chicken Stock
- 1 teaspoon Bragg's Sprinkle Seasoning, or other Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
- ½ cup Baby Spinach, chopped
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- Make pizza dough according to instructions or use a pre-purchased pizza crust, if you prefer. Note that, if using the pizza dough at the link, you will need to start several hours earlier or the day before.
Make Red Sauce
- In medium saucepan, on medium high heat, crumble and cook ground beef, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving about 2 tablespoons fat. Remove cooked beef from pan and finely chop. Return to pan.
- Add onions, bell pepper, carrot and garlic. Stir. If it's really dry and sticking to pan, add the bit of olive oil. Cook until onions are translucent and fragrant, about 6-7 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and ¼ cup chicken stock. Stir. The sauce needs to be easily spreadable without clumping together in big lumps but not so wet that it will drain off the pizza. Think "ketchup consistency". If you need a little more tomato, use 1-3 tablespoons optional tomato sauce, as desired.
- Add remaining stock, about a tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. Add seasonings. Reduce to simmer, stirring frequently, and allow to continue cooking while preparing the remainder, about 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425℉.
- Spray pizza pan with cooking spray. Place crust on pan and pinch the edges a little, if you like. This helps to catch the sauce from spilling over.
- In small mixing bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, spinach and Parmesan cheese. Evenly spread ricotta mixture on the dough with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Evenly distribute meat sauce over ricotta. Evenly distribute mozzarella cheese over top.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until done. Cool slightly and cut into 8 pieces. If desired, garnish with chopped green onion, freshly cracked pepper and red pepper flakes.
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