Right now we’re trying to cut carbs and eat a little healthier. My blood sugar, while in the normal range at the moment, tends to sit on the high end of that, especially if I eat a lot of junk. Cutting carbs and getting more exercise always helps with that. But, I love pizza. I could honestly eat pizza for every meal and never get tired of it or want anything else.
The solution? Come up with some low carb pizza options. My family gets tired of pizza, though, so I thought I’d experiment with an individual portion and see how that went.
I started off with a couple of recipes online, but they weren’t quite cutting it. One used cream cheese. Can I just say that the texture was yuck? The taste was good, though.
Then, I tried another but the crust was too thick. I like a thin, crunchy crust. Sure, there are some mixes you can buy that are low carb, but they have this awful taste to them that I hate.
Almond flour is too dense and coconut doesn’t have the right taste. Finally, I settled on the recipe below. It is great for smaller portions (this recipe makes one pizza about 5-6 inches in diameter. It is also extremely low in carbs and had that crunch at the edges that I wanted.
- 1 egg
- 1 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 ounce of other shredded cheese of choice I used more moz, but you could use pepper jack or more cheddar, etc.
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon basil
- Toppings of choice
- Pizza sauce low in carbs read the labels, a lot have added sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Crack the egg and beat it thoroughly.
Add garlic powder and basic.
Sprinkle in cheese and mix together by folding into the egg. I use my hands to mix this without breaking down the cheese.
Place mixture on parchment paper placed on a baking pan. (Learned this the hard way, so you don't have to)
Now, use a fork and spread it out as thin as possible but still covering the parchment. So, if you spread it and start to notice holes, fill them in.
Bake for 6-7 minutes. The crust will be slightly brown around the edges.
Pull from oven and reduce heat to 375. Place sauce and toppings on pizza and a bit more mozzarella cheese. Cook for an addition 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Watch carefully because every oven cooks a bit differently. You don't want to burn the crust but it's okay if it gets a bit brown, especially around the edges.
Allow to cool for a minimum of 7 minutes before you attempt to cut it and eat. So good. I can barely tell the difference from real pizza and actually kind of prefer this version.