Dec 05

Tikka Masala Pizza Cake

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Pizza Night! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

Originally, I was gonna make a lightened up alfredo pizza on garlic naan, but…time got away from me, so you are instead going to see the awesomeness that is the pizza cake that I made for this year’s Friendsgiving (which we celebrated two weekends ago)! I used my cast iron skillet (affiliate link) and managed to make a 3-layer one!

Since we were all going to be in different places for actual Thanksgiving (Sean ditched us for his family, Isaac was going to have dinner with his preceptor, Mike was undecided about what he was going to be doing, and I was going to go back to living at the cat shelter), I arbitrarily decided I’d make us dinner the weekend before actual-Thanksgiving so we could all have Friendsgiving together. (This might be why Mike once referred to me as his “med school mom.” I was not pleased.) πŸ˜€ (Last year’s Friendsgiving was an Oven Roasted Autumn Medley that they all adored!)

This year, I found out about the existence of Pizza Cake from the intrawebz, and decided that we needed to have that. :O So I made a Tikka Masala Pizza Cake with a turkey bacon-stuffed crust, turkey sausage, baby bella mushrooms and shredded pepper jack cheese. :] We had Pumpkin Pie Bars for dessert, and gathered ’round to watch The Walking Dead. This recipe may not exactly be healthy, but it’s definitely been healthified (especially if you make your own dough)!

Tikka Masala Pizza Cake

Tikka Masala Pizza Cake

I settled for 3 layers because I ran out of dough. (Dough as in the actual ingredient. Although monies would be nice too.)



  • 2 cans of refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own!)
  • 1 jar Tikka Masala sauce
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 8 oz. turkey sausage, sliced
  • shredded pepper jack cheese, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Unroll pizza dough and press it into an even layer. Cut out 3 circles in the size needed to fit the bottom of your pan.
  2. Bake the circles for ~8 minutes, then remove from pan and cool. Cut a long strip off of the remaining pizza dough (make sure it’s ~1/2 an inch taller than the height of your pan.
  3. Line the round pan with aluminum foil. (I used parchment paper but definitely would not recommend it) so that it comes up and over the sides of the pan. Drape the long strip of pizza dough inside the pan, lining the sides and leaving the extra 1/2-inch hanging over the edge.
  4. Take one of the cooked + cooled pizza dough circles and put it at the bottom of the pan. Spread with tikka masala sauce and sprinkle shredded pepper jack cheese on top. Layer with sliced mushrooms and turkey sausage.
  5. Follow with another pre-cooked pizza dough circle and repeat the process with this and the next one (or more, if you’re making more than 3 layers).
  6. Spread tikka masala sauce on top, then sprinkle again with shredded pepper jack cheese and turkey sausage.
  7. Use the dough hanging over the edge of the pan to create a crust by rolling it over on top of the top layer of pizza. Fold in the turkey bacon bits!
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sides of the pizza are fully cooked! If the top of the pizza crust is getting too dark, use a strip of aluminum foil to cover it (prevents it from burning!).
  9. Once fully cooked, remove the pizza by pulling up on the aluminum foil. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

  • Have you ever had a pizza cake?
  • Is there a recipe you’ve seen on the internet that you’ve always wanted to try making?

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In addition, I won Kylie’s (@LittleMsFitness) giveaway a couple months ago for a $50 gift card to Sport Chalet, so I used it earlier last month to get myself some colder-weather workout clothes! The two of these were on sale and totaled to just under $50, so it was perfect! Sport Chalet sent my order to me very quickly, and I was super happy with both my purchases. :] Picture quality isn’t that wonderful because I’m currently working off the graces of indoor lighting and a self-timer app on my camera phone. I’ll improve on that next time around!

My cat's wondering why I'm being a total camwhore.

My cat’s wondering why I’m being a camwhore.

Polarmax Women’s Comp 4 Print Zip Mock Top – Anthracite/White (small)


  • 4-Way Stretch Fabric
  • Acclimate Fresh: Moisture-wicking & anti-microbial!
  • Quick-drying + breathable fabric

What initially attracted me to this one was the super-pretty detail on the right sleeve. I also love the brushed fleece on the inside (it’s so soft)! I layered a thin tank underneath and it was super comfy! :] I tend to like fitted clothing more so than loose, so if you want to layer more than just a tank top underneath, I’d recommend going up a size! I think the only thing that’d make this even more awesome would be thumbholes, but it is a-okay without em’!

Adidas Women’s Techfit Capri Tights in Charcoal (small)


  • Medium Compression Fit
  • Climalite Fabric: Moisture-wicking
  • Soft, elastic anti-chafing waistband: I’m sure we can all appreciate that one >_>
  • UPF 50+: Provides UVA + UVB protection factor of 50 for the skin areas covered

This is a great base layer that I can easily layer over if it’s super cold (e.g. I could fit a pair of yoga pantsΒ and sweats over these! <3). It’s made of some seriously comfortable and smooth material. (I don’t want to take em’ off!)

I’m linking up with Nicole over at Fitful Focus for the first time! :]

Fitful Focus

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  1. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    LOVE that outfit! Like, seriously.
    I love that you made a pizza cake. You are my hero.
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I try, I try! πŸ˜›

      I was so happy when the box appeared at my doorstep (and even happier when I put it on. :D! )!

  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I’m over from the fashion linkup! Adorable outfit! What a great little sweater!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! <3 I adore the design on the sleeve!

  3. Annmarie

    Yum! Your pizza looks fantastic and those outfit is SUPER CUTE! Love it!
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    1. Farrah

      The guys devoured most of it in a very short amount of time, so it’s good that they know to not start eating until I get a picture of the food, hahaha. πŸ˜›

      Thank you! :]!

  4. jess meddows

    Farrah, this pizza cake is super awesome! I always like your recipes, but I’m so impressed with this creation. πŸ˜€ PS – looking fab in your workout gear! πŸ˜€
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ This one was a fun endeavor! If I’m ever feeling super ambitious, I may make my own dough next time! :]

      Thank you! I love how soft it is! :]

  5. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    That outfit is awesome, you look great! I’ve never made a pizza cake but now I’m dying too, it sounds incredible!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :]

      I saw it online and figured I had to at least attempt making it. I’m so glad it didn’t turn into a pinterest fail! (Not that I found it on pinterest, but anyway!)

  6. AmyC

    Super cute tights and i LOVE the look you’re getting from the kitty πŸ™‚
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I had her “work out” with me yesterday (yay catweights!) and she thinks I’m completely insane now. Fortunately, it doesn’t stop her from loving me! <3

  7. Natalie

    This looks delicious! I’ve never had a pizza cake before, but I’m kind of a pizza fiend, and I’ll try it in any form! πŸ™‚
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    1. Farrah

      I want to try making all sorts of different ones now, but may just stick to one layer so I don’t explode. You’ll definitely love pizza cakes if you’re a pizza fiend! ;P

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    That pizza looks delicious, first of all!
    Second, the design on that jacket is so pretty and those leggings look great on you! Good picks!
    Thanks for joining the link up! Hope to see you back next week πŸ™‚
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Fit & Fashionable Friday Link Up #5 – 5 Ways to Tie A ScarfMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ I’ll definitely try to see if I can cook up [figuratively, although I guess there’ll be food involved too πŸ˜› ] something for next week!

  9. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    That pizza cake sounds amazing! I’ll have to try a vegetarian version with some vegan “sausage.” I am certain I would love it!
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    1. Farrah

      That’d be awesome! :] I was going to do a vegetarian one since I had no sausage on hand, but the guys requested meat, so it transmuted into this! πŸ˜›

  10. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Ah man! I need a cast iron skillet…for real!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s definitely a worthwhile investment! <3

  11. genevieve @ gratitude & greens

    Love the outfits and such a creative spin on pizza!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ It was fun to make (minus one small moment of panic where I thought I was out of dough to make the top layer’s crust ._.)!

  12. Jessica

    Love this idea for a pizza! Pizza of all kinds excites me…I’m a plain pizza kind of girl but wow – mixing Indian with Italian is genius!

    1. Farrah

      I had a jar of Tikka Masala sauce that I had yet to use, and I’ve been trying to clean out my pantry, so it worked out pretty nicely! :]

  13. Cassie

    Whatttt this looks so good. I need to get a jar of Tikka Masala!!
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    1. Farrah

      I was gonna try to make it from scratch, but I ran out of time. I randomly had a jar though, so yay for concurrently clearing out my pantry (one step at a time)!

  14. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth

    Pizza cake is a new concept for me but sounds amazing! Also, love the outfit πŸ™‚
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    1. Farrah

      I was pretty thrilled when I first saw it online! :O!

      Thank you! :]

  15. Stephanie

    Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks for hosting! :]

  16. Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry

    Farrah, I have never heard of pizza cake, but man that looks good. I LOVE the outfit you got and the top is super cute.
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ When I saw a picture of one online, I pretty much had to attempt to make it, hehe. :]

      The design on the sleeve makes me super happy! πŸ˜€

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