Meat Roma Pie! (S)

This is an old family recipe on my husband’s side of the family!  We have made it often in our almost 15 years of marriage, until I started THM. I’d avoided it this past year thinking I couldn’t eat it anymore.  WRONG!  One of the beautiful things about Trim Healthy Mama is that you can often take recipes you have used and re-vamp them to fit the plan!  With the help of two lovely Admins who were brainstorming with me, the re-working of the recipe started to form in my mind and then in my casserole dish!


Here’s the original recipe that I have just in-case anyone wants to see how it was done.


My friend, Jessica Myers suggested flipped it upside down and putting the breading on top!  It was wonderful and my husband who is used to the original recipe LOVED it even more!  Score!!  Thanks, Jess!

Let’s get down to business!

Meat Roma Pie- (S)

Meat filling:

  • 1 pound of hamburger or you could use ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of bell peppers
  • 1 cup of sugar free tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of Italian seasonings
  • 1 cup of mozzarella or provolone cheese

Brown 1 pound of hamburger in a skillet.  Add in the bell peppers, seasonings and sauce when the meat if fully cooked and drained.  I sprayed my glass 9 by 9 baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour in the meat mixture and top with the cheese.

Italian Biscuit Topping:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tbs. of flax meal
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tbs. of butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinager
  • 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. of Italian seasonings
  • salt

I mixed all the biscuit ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  It may be slightly lumpy in texture kind of like a  cornbread.   Pour this mixture on top of the meat/cheese and spread it out evenly.

Bake this for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees!  I keep an eye on it until I can see the bread is slightly browning and baked!  My hubby tops his with Parmesan cheese.  This recipe serves 4 nice large pieces. You may be able to get 6 servings if you have side dishes or little kiddos.  I’d serve it with a side salad or green beans!  Here it is right out of the oven….can you smell it!?  So good!


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23 thoughts on “Meat Roma Pie! (S)

    • Yes! You may want to try to just do more meat and then thin out the batter a bit..I think it would stretch to fit the whole thing…

      • No, I can’t get that either. Pretty much only white flour, cornmeal, and something like dry cream of wheat. If I use flour, what quantity should I use?

      • If you aren’t on THM you could follow the original recipe. :) It used biscuits. If you want to try the biscuit type topping I made you could possibly just do even parts of the flour you use at home. I haven’t used regular flour in quite a while to know..

  1. Guess what? I can’t get biscuits either! :) I live in Eastern Europe now and pretty much have to cook from scratch. I don’t mind that, but it’s harder to find from-scratch recipes. That’s why I was excited about yours. I think I’ll just experiment with the flour. I’m sure I can get it to work out. Thanks!

  2. We had this tonight, delicious! Next time I think I’ll try it with a mix of hamburger and italian ground sausage. I also want to try this topping for chicken pot pie. Also, I tried the suggestion to double the meat and put it in a 9X13. The topping was a little hard to spread over the whole thing (just did it once, as suggested, I didn’t double the topping) but it worked just fine! Thank you Jennifer!

  3. Jen, This looks great!! ps, my hubby’s family is from Hot Springs, AR. I had to share when I saw your original recipe. ;-) We’ll be trying this soon! Thanks for the idea!

  4. I”m trying to import your recipe into “plan to eat” I don’t know about blogging, or how easy or hard it may be, but is it possible to put your recipes in a square like Gwen does so that it will go straight into plan to eat. Thanks for this recipe. Looking forward to using it.

  5. We had this last night. It was very good and nice and easy to make. Yeah for a new recipe going into our rotation! Any idea if you could double it and freeze one?

  6. I made this for dinner last night. It was the best tasting meal I have put in my mouth for a while!! So good!! thanks for sharing it. I doubled it for the 9×13 as we have 5 kids and 2 adults to feed. Worked out great! Love your blog!

    • I mention that it’s lumpy like corn bread. I just spread it over the top. There is 4 tbs of butter involved as well that you can melt into the batter.

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