Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza

Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza: Flavor meatloaf “crust” with all your favorite toppings. Your 2 favorite foods, in one great bite!

Meatloaf Pizza

So everyone’s all like…


 

Meatloaf Pizza

Check out my gluten free, vegan cauliflower pizza crust. And  I’m over her like oh hey I just made a crust out of MEAT! If you think this is a great idea, welcome to my blog. Let’s be friends!

 

Meatloaf Pizza

 This pizza is guaranteed to turn meatloaf haters into meatloaf lovers! Feel free to use your favorite toppings.  Plus because it is not as thick as a traditional meatloaf it cooks up in just 30 minutes! Perfect for weeknight dinners!

It would also be a sure winner for the upcoming March madness or football games next year. (please come back football I miss you!!)

Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
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Serves: 4 Large Slices
 
Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Left Ground Beef
  • ½ Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • ⅔ Cup Pizza Sauce, Divided(I like Pappy Fred's by Del Grosso)
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
  • 10-15 Slices Pepperoni
  • ¼ Cup Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8 inch pan with non sticky cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, egg, and ⅓ cup of pizza sauce. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Spread with remaining pizza sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, pepperoni, and green bell pepper.
  4. Bake for 5-10 minutes ,or until the cheese is melted and internal temperature is 160 degrees F.

Adapted via Kraft Magazine

 

Meatza Tips:

  1. Making a mini version of these meatloaves would also be awesome! Place into a mini muffin pan, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 160 degrees.
  2. If you like your pizza spicy add 1/4  teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

Meatloaf Pizza

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Pizza Margherita

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Pizza Recipes From Blogs I Heart:

Sloppy Joe Pickle Pizza via Shugary Sweets

Spinach Artichoke Pizza via Recipe Runner

Deep Dish Pizza via Sally’s Baking Addiction

What do you think of this Meatza recipe?

Meatloaf Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pepperoni Pizza Dip: Creamy cheeses and spicy pepperoni make this ooey gooey dip irresistible. Pizza in dip form, you’ve got to try it!

Pizza is something that is really hard to mess up.

 


It doesn’t matter if it’s my favorite local joint, a national or chain, or even frozen. I will devour it! If pizza is hard to mess up, this dip is darn near impossible! If you like pizza, you are going to love my pepperoni pizza dip!

 

The pepperoni pizza dip with cream cheese has all your favorite toppings added right in!  However, feel free to adapt to fit your tastes!

Pepperoni Pizza Dip Variations:

Microwave: Cook in the microwave instead using a large microwave safe bowl. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until melty.

Crockpot:Cook in the crockpot on low for 3-4 hours.

Use your favorite toppings!  Some that we love

a. Meat Lovers: Add bacon sausage, and ham.

b. Hawaiian: Sub the pepperoni and veggies for ham and pineapple

c. Veggie: Skip the pepperoni and add mushrooms, tomatoes, and jalapenos

Pepperoni Pizza Dip
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 8 Servings
 
Pepperoni Pizza Dip: Creamy cheeses and spicy pepperoni make this ooey gooey dip irresistible. Pizza in dip form, you've got to try it!
Ingredients
  • (1) 8 Ounce Brick Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded and Divided
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated and Divided
  • 1 Cup Pizza Sauce (I like Del Grossos Pappy Freds)
  • ¼ Cup Bell Pepper, Diced
  • ¼ Cup Sweet Onion, Diced
  • 4 Ounces Sandwich Pepperoni, Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Blacked Olives, Sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine Italian seasoning and cream cheese.
  2. Evenly spread into a 9 inch pie pan. Add half of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  3. Top with pizza sauce, and then remaining cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with bell pepper, onion, pepperoni, and black olives.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip Adapted via My Baking Addiction

 

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Easy Bacon Ranch Dip

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


BBQ Chicken Pizza

Dip Recipes From Blogs I Heart:
Bean Dip via Shugary Sweets

Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip via Fake Ginger

Reuben Dip via Spicy Southern Kitchen

What do you think of this Pepperoni Pizza Dip?

 

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake : Silky smooth red velvet cheesecake topped with a tangy cream cheese topping. Your favorite cake tastes even better in cheesecake form!

 


 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake

There is always room for improvement. For example:

 

  1. Sleeping in on a weekend morning. YAWN SNOOZE so cozy right?!. Improvement: A handsome man to take the dogs out so they don’t disturb my beauty rest at 7 A.M.
  2. Relaxing at the beach with a good book. Ahhh. Improvement: Quiet kid free beach, #sorrynotsorry.
  3. Sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night. Improvement: Cookies the answer is always cookies.

 

Think there’s no way to improve upon red velvet cake? Think again!! Try my red velvet oreo cheesecake. It starts with a basic oreo cookie crust. The oreo crust is then topped with a decadent layer of smooth, rich red velvet cheesecake. Ahh, you thought I was going to forget the cream cheese frosting there didn’t you? Tsk tsk! Think again! It is then  topped with a cream cheese whipped cream!

 

 

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 9 Servings
 
Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake: Silky smooth red velvet cheesecake topped with a tangy cream cheese topping. Your favorite cake tastes even better in cheesecake form!
Ingredients
  • For the Oreo Cookie Crust
  • 2 Cups Oreo Crumbs (About 20 Oreos)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • For the Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake filling
  • (3) 8 Ounce Bricks Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Teaspoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Red Food Coloring
  • For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup Canned Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Instructions
  1. For the Oreo Cookie Crust
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oreos and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch greased springform pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Cover outside of pan with 2 layers of aluminum foil.
  6. For the Red Velvet Cheesecake
  7. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F.
  8. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder.
  9. Add eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and red food coloring.
  10. Pour into pan. Pound on counter a few times.
  11. Place springform pan inside another pan filled halfway with lukewarm water. (I used a roasting pan.)
  12. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.
  13. Turn heat off and leave cheesecake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
  14. Crack open the oven door, and leave cheesecake in the oven for another 30 minutes.
  15. For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
  16. Whip cream in a chilled bowl until it starts to show soft peaks. Stir in powdered sugar.
  17. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Fold in cream cheese icing.
  18. Spread or pipe onto cheesecake.

 

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake adapted via Life Love Sugar

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Shopping Tips:

  1. Use a premade oreo crust to speedy up the recipe.
  2. I used Duncan Hines Whipped Cream Cheese frosting (the kind in the can). I usually hate store bought frosting, but it lends the perfect flavor/texture here!

Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Tips For Success:

  1. Don’t skip the water bath. I know its annoying especially if you’re a uncoordinated klutz like me. But, it really helps the cheesecake cook slowly.
  2. Don’t over bake your cheesecake! It is okay if there is a small spot in the center that is not set. It will firm up as the cheesecake cools.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Recipes From Blogs I Heart:
1. Red Velvet 7 Layer Bars via The Domestic Rebel
2. Red Velvet Pretzels via Crazy For Crust
3. Red Velvet Funnel Cake via Grandbaby Cakes

What do you think of this red velvet oreo cheesecake?

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna: Creamy lasagna wrapped in an ultra crunchy batter.  Just when you thought lasagna couldn’t get any better!

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So in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little different…


Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Everyone else is posting low fat, low carb recipes. And I’m just like hiiiii, I just deep fried lasagna.

 

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Can I get points for topping it with something green? And dipping it in tomato sauce?  I mean come on this thing is practically a salad.

 

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Dig in with me! Creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. SO many good layers of flavor.

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna
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Serves: 10
 
Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna: Creamy lasagna wrapped in an ultra crunchy batter. Just when you thought lasagna couldn't get any better!
Ingredients
  • 10 Lasagna Noodles, Cooked until al Dente
  • 1 15 Ounce Container Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 Eggs, Beaten and Divided
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • ¼ Cup Parsley, Finely Chopped (Optional)
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Italian Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • Marinara Sauce, For Serving If Desired
Instructions
  1. Cook lasagna noodles in a pot of salted boiling water according to the package directions for al dente. Grease baking sheet, set aside.
  2. Place noodles flat onto prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese egg, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined.
  4. Spread ricotta mixture evenly over all 10 noodles. Fold each noodle 3-4 times until it resembles a square. Freeze for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Set up 3 small bowls containing the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Dip square noodles into flour, eggs, and finally breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat around 1½ inches of oil in a deep skillet. Heat over medium heat until oil reaches ~350 degrees F. You'll know it's ready when a drop of water sizzles with you add it to the pan.
  7. Add lasagna bites 3-4 at a time into the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all are cooked.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

 

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna adapted via Delish

Deep Fried Lasagna Tips:

  1. Don’t skip freezing the lasagna bites. I know you want them NOW, but they will melt/explode if the cheese isn’t cold enough.
  2. Don’t crowd your skillet, work in batches until all are fried. The oil will stay hot, and your lasagna will stay crispier!

Serve with:

  1. Skillet Lasagna
  2. One Pot Sausage Pasta

 

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

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Crockpot Meatballs

Crockpot Meatballs

Appetizers from Blogs I Heart:

  1. Blackened Shrimp Nachos via Grandbaby Cakes
  2. Coney Island Dip via Averie Cooks
  3. Crawfish Dip via Fake Ginger

 

What do you think of this fried lasagna (lasagna fritta) recipe?

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake


Looking to impress your Lover, or to woo yourself a new one?

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Step 1: Make this cake If someone doesn’t like red velvet cake, they are meant for you dear Baking Beauty reader. Actually, don’t leave them just yet.

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Perhaps they’re more of a pie person? Not someone I could personally ever fall in love with, but allow me to suggest these.

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Alone this year? I love you and YOU deserve this cake. Whip it up for yourself Beautiful! 🙂

 

 

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 15 Slices
 
Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!
Ingredients
  • For the Red Velvet Poke Cake
  • 8 Tablespoon Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Red Food Coloring
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2¼ Cup All purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used Hersheys)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 Can (12 Ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sprinkles and Mini Chocolate Chips, If Desired
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
Instructions
  1. For the Red Velvet Poke Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and dust a 9x13 inch pan with flour.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla extract, vinegar,,red food coloring, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Alternate adding buttermilk and flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Evenly spread batter into prepared ban. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Immediately, poke holes all over top of cake using the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cake. Cool completely.
  7. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in salt and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Alternate with milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Spread over cake. Top with sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips if desired.

Red Velvet Poke CakeRed Velvet Poke Cake Adapted via Lil Luna

Red Velvet Poke Cake Tips:

a. Don’t be tempted to leave out the vinegar. This will help our good friend baking soda rise which makes your cake light and fluffy!

Red Velvet Poke Cake Trivia Tidbits:

a. The Red Velvet Cake was invented at a New York City hotel called the Waldorf Astoria.

b. During WW II red velvet cakes were made with beet root juice.

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Chocolate Coca Cola Cake Recipe

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Nutella Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Nutella Cupcakes

 

Cooking dinner for your lover? Consider making these alongside your cake!

  1. One Pot Sausage Pasta
  2. Skillet Lasagna

 

Red Velvet Recipes From Blogs I Heart:

  1. Oreo Red Velvet Bars via Crazy For Crust
  2. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cups via The Domestic Rebel
  3. Red Velvet High Hat Cookies via Beyond Frosting

What do you think of this Red Velvet Poke Cake? What dessert would you want to Valentines Day?

Santa Cupcakes

Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!

Santa Cupcakes

Skip the store-bought treats, and make these easy Santa cupcakes.


 

Santa Cupcakes

I stink at decorating cupcakes, especially under pressure. If I have to bake something for family on Christmas, you can bet your last candy cane I’ll mess them up. I promise it is nearly impossible to mess these cupcakes up. Even kids can help decorate. Let’s face it there’s will probably look even better than mine! 😉

5.0 from 1 reviews
Santa Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24 Cupcakes
 
Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!
Ingredients
  • For the Santa Cupcakes
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • For the Santa Cupcakes Frosting/Decorations
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz Bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Hots
  • Red Sparkling Sugar
Instructions
  1. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to the box directions. Cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  6. Sprinkle red sugar on the upper third of the cupcake to resemble a hat.
  7. Cut marshmallows in half. Place one at the end of the hat to resemble a fluff ball. Also, place them along the line of the hat to resemble the fur lining. Finally, add more marshmallows to form Santa's beard.
  8. Add 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a red hot for the nose.

Santa Cupcakes Shopping Tips:

  1. Feel free to use different candies if you don’t like red hots. M&Ms, candy eyes, or even raisins would look fine.
  2. You could also use a homemade cupcake base like my funfetti cupcakes.

Craving more?

 

Nutella Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Nutella Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

 

Eggnog Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes

Santa desserts from blogs I Heart:

Santa and Elves Donuts via Beyond Frosting

Santa Star Cookies  via Everyday Dishes

Rolly Polly Santa Cookies via Sugar and Charm

What do you think of these Santa Cupcakes?

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