German Pizza

If you’re like me, you enjoy trying new recipes. I especially like fixing something different for supper. Since both my husband and I are eating gluten-free, sometimes it can be a challenge to fix things like pizza. However, in this tasty recipe, found in my Amish Cooking Class Cookbook, we can enjoy eating pizza without using any flour. Here are the directions for making Heidi Troyer’s German Pizza:

1 pound ground beef, browned 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 half medium onion, chopped 6 raw potatoes, shredded
1/2 green pepper, diced 3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese

In 12-inch skilled, brown beef with onion, green pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Remove beef mixture from skillet; drain skillet and melt butter. Spread potatoes over butter and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Top with beef mixture. Combine eggs and milk, and pour over all. Cook, covered on medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Top with cheese, cover, and heat until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Cut into wedges or squares to serve.

Do you have a favorite supper-time recipe to share?


  1. peggy clayton says

    I love Sat night dinner as we made it officially Pizza Night and we live in a rural area so no delivery people come out. My husband has mastered the night I will tell you what he does to mine.
    Sausage ,Asparagus Mushroom with Tomato Pizza
    Mama Mary pizza ind crusts
    red sauce (we use homemade pizza sauce)
    sausage(browned throughly)
    mozzarella cheese
    Aspargus(cut into small pieces)
    Portebella and Plain Mushrooms(sliced into pieces)
    Tomatoes (sliced for the top)
    Olive oil
    Take one ind. pizza crust and brush with olive oil,then put the sauce on it , then the rest of your ingredients on. Cook at 425 for 17 min. let set for 10 min then enjoy with a ranch dipping sauce or whatever you prefer.

    I am sorry for any spelling mistakes I have been not feeling well for 3 days! I love the sound of yours Wanda and we are going to try in a few weeks as we have a few things planned for Sat nights so not eating at home. I love pizza and even at my age it is one of my fav dinners . My pups Daisy and DeeDee also enjoy as my husband slips them a few pieces of the sausage .

    • Tracy Smith says

      This sounds so good. Will have to give it a try!!

      • Sarah Arnold says

        This sounds great. I will have to try it. I love to make barbecue cups. Brown hamburger meat with barbecue sauce. Put on biscuit dough in muffin tin with cheese on top and brown in oven.

    • Angie Slone-Estep says

      Sounds very good. I’ve been trying to eat a healthier variety of foods. My taste buds seem to only like the bad for you foods😣. Will be trying this one soon though. Thanks for sharing it. We go to a local Amish ran restraints “the auction barn” in topeka on weekends sometimes. Every Friday and Saturday they have buffet all Amish cooked food. So delicious! Hard to stay away when watching what your eating ! May have to treat myself this weekend!

  2. I will be trying this one!

  3. Ive made this and it is very yummy, You can add almost anything to it or make it with Italian sausage like we do

  4. Colleen Fernandes says

    I am anxious to try this but I will probably add more veggies as we are trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet.

  5. Irene Menge says

    I will definitely try this when I visit my son and grandkids. The kids are very picky eaters, but I think they will love this. I know I will.

  6. April Kirkland says

    This made my mouth water! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Penny Huddleston says

    Love this,! I make it for my family

  8. Lisa Redecop says

    I don’t have a recipe to share, I’m always afraid to try new recipes,I’m afraid they won’t turn out right or my family won’t like them but this sounds like something I should definitely try.

  9. Kelly Preciado says

    This recipe looks delicious but as we don’t eat potatoes for medical reason I will probably leave them off and substitute another vegie.

  10. Patti Stephenson says

    This sounds great! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Maria Greve says

    I will definitely try this tonight! Friday is pizza night at my house, and I love to try out new pizza recipes. My family prefers homemade pizza instead of store bought frozen pizza. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  12. Janice Gamble says

    I love reading your books and would love to have the Discovery series. I love the recipes you put in the back of the books. I especially love the country breakfast recipe.

  13. Stephanie H. says

    Thanks for the pizza recipe and I plan on trying it by substituting the ground beef with soy meat instead. Also, I will add some more veggies (black olives, mushrooms, and tomatoes) to this dish. I’m sure it will still be delicious either way.

  14. Karen Tackett says

    Oh wow, pizza is my favorite! Thanks Wanda for sharing this!! I am not Gluten-Free but enjoy trying new recipes that don’t include bread or pasta. AND my hubby loves breakfast so this is something he might enjoy for sure. He just finished reading one of your Amish Cooking Class books and LOVED it. I haven’t had a chance to read it but plan to! Thanks for all you share and we both so enjoy your books.

  15. I love pizza!!! I could eat it everyday but don’t . But fruit pizza or a veggie pizza are awesome also. I have had even a chocolate pizza cookie before so yummy. I loved the Hawaiian Discovery. So inn honor of it i would have a ham and pineapple pizza they are delicious. Seriously I have loved all your books and always looking forward to the next one.

  16. I really appreciate hearing about the Amish Fathers. I really wish everyone would put into practice some of the Amish traits, our society would be better for it! Thankfully I have a husband who believes in teaching his children!!!

  17. Ruthann Dulaney says

    This German Pizza sounds so good. I will be making it soon. I’m always looking for something new to make.

  18. Cindy Jusino says

    This recipe looks so yummy! Unfortunately, I have a life-threatening dairy allergy. No “real” pizza ever again for me! Everyone else will have to enjoy this one for me!!

  19. Lori Yoder McCleskey says

    One of my special treats growing up was when mom would make us homemade pizza. Nothing like it! I don’t know if we called it Amish pizza or not, even though we were Amish Mennonite.

  20. Suzanne Sellner says

    To achieve gluten free status or just lower calories, there are many recipes on the Internet for pizzas with cauliflower crusts. If not needing to worry about gluten free, a quick and easy individual-sized pizza is to use tortillas, top with tomato/pizza sauce and then add whatever veggies or meat and cheese one desires. When baked in the oven, the tortillas crisp up like thin crust pizzas. I used to make this style of pizza for children, and they and I both loved those pizzas!

  21. Connie Saunders says

    This will be perfect to satisfy my longing for pizza! I love it and I love the crust but I often try not to eat so many carbs so this will be a great solution.
    Thank you for sharing!

  22. Marie Ferland says

    Your German pizza sound delicious, I’ll have to try it! I’m always looking for new things to try out. Lately I’ve been trying to cut down on carbs so I make a Deconstructed Chicken Gyros for my hubby and myself.

    Marinate chicken breasts in Kraft Greek Feta dressing overnight.

    • 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
    • 1/3 cucumber, shredded (seeds removed)
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast

    • Red onion, sliced
    • Additional chopped cucumber
    • Tomatoes, chopped

    1. In a small bowl mix the Greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for one hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    3. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place marinated chicken in baking dish and bake for 45 minutes at 375F or until fully cooked.
    4. Slice chicken, top with veggies and tzatziki sauce and enjoy. You can add shredded lettuce if you like.

    It’s tasty and filling and good for you! Enjoy!

  23. I have read several of your books and loved them. I would like to win the Discovery series as well. I haven’t read these ones yet.

  24. Perrianne Askew says

    Sometimes we just fry up some eggs and have toast for supper. It’s super easy with fresh eggs from the backyard hens.

  25. Amy Wahl says

    I will be trying this one! thank you!

  26. Betty E. says

    Sounds very good. Will have to try it soon.

  27. Your pizza recipe sounds interesting. When I make pizza, I usually like to put a combo of vegetables in it like mudroom, olives, onions, tomatoes, etc. I usually prefer ranch for my sauce. Other toppings I like are chicken or ground turkey.
    One of the reasons why I like your books is because of your recipes in the back.

  28. That’s sounds so yummy . My family and I started making are own homade pizza . It’s so good and I love it because then you can make it healthy and put what you want on it . Love your books so much . God bless .

  29. I am looking forward to reading all of your books that come out this year.
    Your German pizza sound wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Have a wonderful week.

  30. Lynn Burke says

    Sounds as good as all your other recipes that I have tried. It is a rainy, soggy day here in New York so I will stay in today and make this as I have all the ingredients

  31. Carolyn n Chapman says

    I love pizza and this recipe sounds so good. I sure will be trying this one.

  32. lillie dudley says

    Sounds wonderbar gut…..
    love your writing

  33. Catherine Lemanski says

    This recipe sounds like something my family would enjoy. I look forward to fixing it and getting their feedback. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Peggy Stobb says

    Thanks for sharing all the wholesome filling recipes ! They are such a great encouragement to make some new meals for my family.

  35. Cheryl Hart says

    Ohh…this sounds good. We don’t eat red meat, but I bet this would be tasty with ground turkey!

  36. Debra Patton says

    While I don’t have one particular favorite recipe, I like to cube chicken breast and saute it with zucchini, peppers, onions and a little garlic pepper for a quick dinner. I will have to give the pizza recipe a try. It looks to be mighty tasty!

  37. JAMIE L HUGHES says

    I want to try your recipe…

  38. Sandra M says

    This sounds like a great recipe and something I can make with easy to find ingredients. I’m not the greatest cook, but I do like to try and make nutritious meals for my family. Have a great weekend.

  39. Carole Smith says

    This recipe sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it! We love to grill hamburgers and well, we always love pizza on the weekends!

  40. I have never tried a German pizza, but it sounds good.

  41. This recipe is so creamy and yummy. And since it’s cooked in a crock pot it’s simple! and don’t forget to use the crock pot liners! We always have leftovers and I have it for lunch a couple times after!

    Comforting Chicken & Noodles Crock Pot
    Ingredients :
    2 can cream of chicken soup
    2 can chicken broth (15oz each)
    1 stick of butter or margarine
    1 lb chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
    1 package frozen egg noodles (24 oz) I used Reames.

    Directions :
    In crock pot put chicken on bottom. Pour the chicken broth and soup on top. Then top that with the stick of butter. Put the crock pot on low for 6-7 hours.
    Take the chicken out and shred. Put back in crock pot.
    Add the frozen noodles and cook for 2 more hours. (I stir every 30 minutes until done.)

  42. NancyB from Many LA says

    It sounds really good, but we’re low-carb, so… 😊

  43. Rosie Hess says

    Love all your books!
    The German pizza sounds so yummy 🤤

  44. I like salads or soup as I am a vegetarian.

  45. Misty Knapp says

    This sounds so good!! I’m always on the lookout for good ideas since I have a sensitivity to some foods due to an aspirin allergy.

  46. IDA ELAM says

    We do not eat Pizza very often, but when we do, we just go to a pizza place.
    If we have eaten a late lunch, we sometimes just have pop corn for dinner
    since it is just the 2 of us, we don’t do large meals anymore

  47. Betty New says

    I absolutely love teasing your books on The Amish Life,I find their lifestyle so so interesting. I had a niece who lived in Pennsylvania for several years and was so privileged to be able to see some of the Amish Villages there. I also love the recipes you post and have tried some of them. May God Bless You in all your life and writing.

  48. Rachek Gunter says

    Rachel says,
    June 1,2018

    I to have to eat a Gluten- Free diet and at times it is hard to fine new and different things to eat.
    Just recently I was told I have Congestive Heart Failure and a problem with my lungs.They put me on a salt restrictive diet on top of Gluten-Free diet. This is really a challenge. So any recipe that is Gluten-Free is on up for me. Thank you for sharing that personal information about yourself. It really has helped me. My Mom and I love all the books. Rachel Gunter

  49. Rachel Gunter says

    Rachel Gunter says,
    June 1, 2018 at 12:33p.m.

    I love pizza and this recipe sounds great. I also have to have a gluten-free diet. I was just told I have Congestive Heart Failure, and a problem with my lungs. Now I am on a gluten-free and salt restrictive diet. Having a meal with a combination of both of them is hard. When I find a gluten-free recipe like the one you have posted I get excited because it is new and different. Thanks for sharing your personal information about being gluten-free. That is inspiring. My Mom and I love your books.

  50. Diann Larry says

    I love trying new recipes. And we love pizza, so its a must try.

  51. Cindi Hoppes says

    The book would definitely be one I would
    enjoy reading, since I adored the first one…
    There is something about reading your Amish
    books, that continues to amaze me!
    I think my family will enjoy the recipe, too.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  52. Karen Marie Hoth says

    Your German Pizza sounds good and I will try it when I have company. I would add more veggies. As I live alone and my budget is very tight, I unfortunately do not cook like I used to. I can only eat leftovers for so many days. I remember growing up and having pizza night. Back then and living in the country, there were no pizza places and no delivery service. My Mom got the Chef Boy’rde (not sure if spelled correctly) Pizza in a box. It was always fun as we got to do the dough. Pepperoni was added and it was the kind you took the paper off of and sliced it. It was so good and the only pizza we knew. Other favorite nights were German potato pancakes and corn fritters.

    I love your books but have not been able to afford any lately and the library does not carry any by you. So sad!! The Discovery series sounds great and can’t wait to read them. Life is not always easy and sometimes you have to give up some of your favorite things like reading your great books.

  53. I will have to try this recipe out, I love pizza. One of my favorite recipes and easy to make is chicken and rice baked in the oven. You put 2 cups of rice in baking dish and then put 6 chicken thighs on top. Then you put 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup over the chicken. Then 2 cups of water over that. Bake at 375 degrees for and hour and a half.

  54. I will definitely try this recipe. I love amish recipes and I love your books. I just can’t afford them on a fixed budget.

  55. Mandy McClelland says

    Sounds delicious! I will be trying it!

  56. This sounds so good.

  57. Karen Bayer says

    love your books Can’t wait to read them

  58. Lourdes Montes says

    Okay this sounds really, really good looking forward to trying it.

  59. Carole C. O'Brien says

    This recipe looks very good. My problem isn’t with finding recipes that look good, it is with finding the energy to fix them and then having an appetite to eat what I have fixed. My husband will be 90 in Sept. and I will be 75 in Nov. and neither of us can think of things we really want to eat. I hope to give your recipe a try and see how we do. I’m wondering if you’ve heard of other elderly people having this problem too?

    I love your books, but unfortunately, like the lady above, I usually have to wait and buy used ones, but the stories in the used books are just as wonderful as when the books first come out, so I hope you and your daughter-in-law will keep writing forever!!

  60. Wow! This sounds absolutley delicious!

  61. We too, love pizza but most boughten ones are WAY too spicy for us seniors, so I’m going to give this a try. Thank you, not only for recipes, but for all the love, ect. that you put in your books. Speaking of books, and maybe I’ve missed it, but how about a book, in which you have several Amish married couples, tell the ups/downs in their marriages and how God has helped them through the rough spots. Thank you so much! Beckey

  62. Cynthia Criswell says

    I love the sound of this recipe! Wanda you are my favorite author. Keep them coming!

  63. I’m going to make the German Pizza this week-end-sounds yummy!Looking forward to reading your new releases.

  64. Carrol Petroske says

    My all time favorite food is pizza, can’t wait to try your gluten free recipe

  65. Saturday night is usually pizza night right after church. We have not gone glutton free. But I’ve heard some say that they feel better doing that. I must say that I have read Hawaiian Quilt and look forward to the sequel. I really enjoy your writing. Thanks for this opportunity.

  66. toni coleman says

    Thank you for this recipe Wanda! Love your books!

  67. Debbie Schmitz says

    Your recipe looks really good! Wanda. We have laying hens, so I’m always looking for recipes that use eggs. The other readers recipes look good too! Looking forward to trying them. I love your books!!

  68. Dawn Hedrick says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Our pastor’s wife has to eat gluten free for health reasons. I’ll pass the on to her. We’ll be trying this to since its without bread since my hubby is trying to lots weight. He’s down 40lbs so far and still going

  69. Patricia Duvall says

    Will attempt this but will have to omit the cheese as I am highly allergic to it.
    Look forward to reading the new book.

  70. Hi Wanda!
    I love the sound of the German Pizza, not only for health reasons but also for the sound of
    just being so delicious. I know it will be. We both love pizzas and when our children visit, we
    love to try new kinds of it. This will definitely be tried and I want to thank you for sharing
    it with us. Our five year old grandson has to have gluten free and he is spending next weekend with us so perhaps we can try that new German pizza then. I wish he could have dairy but unfortunately he can’t. I am going to try the Amish Country Breakfast in the near future for my husband and me. I know we will love it and it will be a real
    treat to have something different. Thank you so much for always sharing the recipes with us.
    We have tried many that I have read in your books too. God bless you Wanda!

  71. This sounds like a fun recipe !

  72. Judy Gill says

    Thank you for the recipe. Loving reading your books and plan to donate the ones I have read to our church library.

  73. Denise Flynn says

    I love pizza. I will try this one.
    I LOVE your books.

  74. Cindy Jensen says

    Yum! I want to try this yummy recipe soon!

  75. Peggy Flach says

    I enjoy having breakfast at night. I don’t do it very often but when I do we enjoy the treat. My husband is a tube feeder as a result of tongue and throat cancer in 2005. He has blended meals of the same food as I do. I do want to try your German Pizza as it sounds delicious. I have enjoyed so many of your Amish books. I get them as often as possible. The Amish are interesting people and I love reading about them. They are a special group of people.

  76. Melissa Ellison says

    That sounds wonderful I think I’ll make it this weekend. My husband will love it.

  77. Barbara Hamby says

    i was going to read the Discovery Series, but the library did not have all of the books at one time and did not ever get them before i moved. Since i have moved i dont go to the library. The librarian where i used to live was my best friend and she knew what i enjoyed reading and your books were always at the top of my list. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  78. Gail Hollingsworth says

    I’m not a great cook and truth be told, I don’t enjoy it very much. My mom was always in a hurry when I was growing up and didn’t want me under her feet in our tiny kitchen. She worked full time night shift and also took care of our household. I like to do quick and easy. My husband says my specialty is corn dogs and French fries.

  79. Kelly Rae Simmons says

    German pizza sounds wonderful, I will be attempting the recipe. I’ve enjoyed reading your books, I’m very fascinated with the Amish way of life.

  80. Mary Preston says

    Thank you for the recipe. It sounds delicious.

  81. I will diffently want to try this recipe out. My Husband and I love pizza. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much Wanda for an AWESOME pizza idea.

  82. Debbie Schmitz says

    This looks really good. We have laying hens so I’m always looking for recipes that use eggs.
    Thank you!

  83. Emogene N Oliver says

    I so much enjoy your books. I have many, many of your books. Waiting now for The Hawaiian Discovery to arrive in my PO box. The Hope Jar is on my “to order” list very soon. I never ordered “The Amish Millionaire Series” and would love to read those. I have been reading your books for a long time. Bless you as you continue to write these wonderful books for us to enjoy!

  84. Tiffany Hall says

    This German Pizza sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

  85. Mary Roelke says

    The German pizza sounds good. Will have to try it.

  86. Lisa Rogers says

    Yummy! The German Pizza sounds great. I will be making it soon.

  87. Margie Young says

    We too are watching what we eat. This sounds perfect ! Thank you !!

  88. This recipe sounds delicious. My mouth is watering.

  89. Thank You for this tasty recipe.

  90. What a great recipe to try. Thank You.

  91. Lucy Reynolds says

    My husband would love this.

  92. Michelle says

    It sounds interesting. I would substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef, and add lots of vegetables. I like the recipes in the back of the books, and I’m relatively new to your book series. My favorite books are the Amish Cooking Classes.

  93. This sounds like such a unique and tasty recipe; I’ll definitely give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing so many delicious treats.

  94. Sounds delicious, will have to try it.

  95. I’m a Gluten Free Vegetarian, and I like Vegetarian Vegetable lasagna (it freezes well too!) & Vegetarian chili

  96. Connie Ruggles says

    I’m going to try this and maybe send it to my daughter as well! Hubby and I are just trying to eat healthier, and my daughter and her family are trying to cut down on gluten. This sounds tasty!

  97. kathy lancaster says

    i would love to make this german pizza, hopefully this week, sounds wonderful

  98. Thank you for your monthly newsletters. I enjoy reading them. I learn something in each edition. I would love a copy of your signed copy of the Discovery series. Thank you.

  99. Ann Austin says

    This sounds wonderful!
    I would not think of potatoes with pizza though.
    The older I get the less I seem to cook, but I have been trying out lower carb recipes for awhile now, so I am still learning to change things as I go.

  100. Michele Reed says

    Love all the Amish recipes. I will definitely have to try this German Pizza! Sounds delish! Jah

  101. Didn’t know pizza was an Amish dish. Will have to try it!!

  102. Vivian Furbay says

    My Dad made the best oatmeal and raisin cookies but it was a lot of work. After he went to be with the Lord, i got his old cookie jar and there were still a few cookies let.

  103. Tina Bauer says

    Hello Wanda, I hope God is blessing you the way you bless me.

  104. SARAH TAYLOR says

    Love the recipe will be trying this one since we have pizza too would love to win The series Thank you Wanda and God Bless Love all your books you are a Great Author!

  105. Patricia Rydberg says

    Anything with the word pizza in it. Thank you. I am not a very good cook but I think I can manage this recipe. Thank you.

  106. Susan Campbell says

    Fruit pizza cookie. You make a cookie crust and put any kind of fruit on it. You can top it with whip cream. perfect dessert for a hot summer day.

  107. Marcina Overman says

    Our library patrons Love your books. They are hard to keep on the shelves.
    Thank You for writing books that we do not have to worry about.

  108. Paulette N. says

    I will be trying this recipe–we have Pizza once a month, as we are trying to eat healthy! Thanks so much for all the recipes you put in your books and the recent recipe book 🙂
    Hope you have a wonder summer!

  109. Helen Ballard says

    I don’t cook much with only my husband and I at home, so I don’t try many new recipes. We do eat pizza though. While you are in Sugarcreek you will have to try Park Street Pizza on 39 nearly across from Garaway High School. It has the best uniquely tasting pizzas. Since you like gluten free, you would have to try their salads. My mother-in-law really thinks they are delicious, but I am strictly a fan of pizza! And for dessert, try the ice cream at Wallhouse, near the McDonalds in Sugarcreek, also on Rt. 39. They have a lot of fixings to mix in the ice cream. They have coffees and sandwiches and soups, but my favorite is their ice cream for dessert! Hope to see you in September. Until then, enjoy everyday! Safe travels.

  110. I love pizza of any kind , looking forward to trying this recipe and also the one send through our emails. thank you so much!

  111. Pauline Wilemon says

    A family favourite supper recipe that I love to make is mushroom hamburger steak. The recipe is as follows:

    1 pound ground beef
    1 TSP season salt
    1 TSP garlic powder
    1 TSP onion powder
    Mix ingredients well and form into patties. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Transfer patties to a cast iron skillet.

    1 can mushroom soup
    1/2 cup milk
    Whisk well and pour over hamburger patties. Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Serve with toasted hamburger bun.

  112. Elizabeth Wilson says

    I make something similar for breakfast, in individual muffin tins, but I use bacon. I semi-freeze (or thaw, depending on the state of the bacon), and chop it into small pieces. I fry them. I mix shredded cheese and butter with the potatoes, and press it into the muffin pan, making a well. You can mix the bacon into the potato and cheese mixture, or put it in the bottom of the nest. Crack an egg into the next, and put into the oven. Just before the egg is done to your desired level of done, add more cheese to the top, and more bacon if you wish. These are great for a brunch. You can have the muffin tins prepped, so all that needs to be added is the egg. I bake at 350. watching the egg. If you like the potatoes crispy, bake without the egg for a few minutes, until they start to turn brown, then add the egg. Depending on how you like your bacon, add a small piece of uncooked bacon on top, as the fat adds flavor.

    If one feels the need to be healthy, add some chopped veggies, but I’d microwave or steam things like broccoli, peppers etc., to soften them, unless you like crunchy. The really are not in the oven long enough to cook veggies that are hard or crunchy. Tomatoes are fine.

    You can get creative, and add some tomato/spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, etc. I use cheddar cheese, but, whatever cheese appeals to you.

    I like them because they are easy, and much less mess than cooking eggs, bacon (or sausage), and potatoes separately.

    I do something similar to the original recipe, but in small individual skillets. Use a frozen hamburger patty, and sprinkle with salt/pepper, or your favorite hamburger seasoning, and butter both sides. Put it on top of the butter, cheese, and shredded potato layer. As it all cooks, add another layer of cheese. When done, put on a hamburger bun for a french fry cheeseburger. Add lettuce, tomato, etc. My husband loves it. If you want more of a grill taste, sear the hamburger before adding it to the individual skillets to finish cooking. I always cook hamburger in butter, as I think it adds to the taste. We put butter on steak, so why not hamburger? When I make my own hamburgers, I shred frozen butter, and work it into the meat, with bacon for my husband’s meal. It adds a depth of flavor otherwise missing.

    My favorite cookbook is the Julia Child one “The Way to Cook.” I like it, and give it as presents because it is the way people cook. There is a base recipe, and then variations to make several different things. Like making chocolate chip cookie dough, and adding M&Ms, Reese chips, white chocolate, or many other possibilities, than the chocolate chips.

    Recipes are not laws. It is ok to vary spices and ingredients to suit your tastes. For example, I do not like spicy, so I omit it when making the Pioneer Woman’s recipes.

  113. Patricia Kittle says

    This recipe sounds good! My mom has been gluten free for several years now. I am always lookng for new gluten free recipes to make for her. I made her a gluten free Strawberry Pizza last week using my grandmother’s recipe. In place of regular flour I just used her favorite gluten flour.
    Strawberry Pizza:
    Crust:1 1/2 cups self rising flour( or gluten free flour)
    1 1/2 sticks butter
    1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    Blend flour, pecans, and melted butter together. Press into bottom of 13×9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly brown Allow to cool completely.
    Filling: 2 (8 ounce) cream cheese
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 (12 ounce) whipped topping
    1 bag of strawberry glaze
    2 pints sliced strawberries
    Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipped topping. Pour onto cooled crust. Top with strawberries and then the glaze.Chill for about 2 hours and then serve.

  114. Wanda, thank you for sharing, my daughter is gluten dairy free so this recipie sounds like we will use it often making it with almond milk and dairy free cheese, thank you for posting this it’s a struggle to find good tasting recipes that the whole family can enjoy together without me making 2 meals

  115. Chiming in late here but saw you and your husband are eating gluten-free. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend getting yourself a vegetable spiralizer. They’re wonderful!! One of my favorite dishes is zoodles with red pesto sauce. Tossed with a little grated parm cheese it’s delicious!! Especially now that summer is here and all the fresh, local produce you can turn into your own fresh veggie noodles, much tastier and healthier than GF rice or corn pasta.

    Run zucchini through a veggie spiralizer (or buy premade, they sell a lot of that now in the produce aisles but use quickly, it does not keep). Bake noodles in a large lasagna pan set for 350 degrees for about 5-8 min, turning frequently with tongs. When noodles start to break down, they’re done. (Don’t let them get too juicy, they’ll lose their volume and turn mushy, that’s why I recommend baking over sauteing, baking cooks them and helps dry up the excess juice) Toss with your favorite sauce and enjoy! My favorite is Priano Red Pesto Sauce from ALDI. If your noodles are juicy and the sauce is loose, add some grated parm to help thicken. Enjoy!!

    • Yes, Debra, my husband and I have a vegetable spiralizer and have enjoyed using with fresh zucchini from our garden. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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