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Wednesday 10 October 2018

Quick and Easy Low Carb Pizza For One

Pizza is well liked the world over, and for those of us who live the LCHF lifestyle we often eat a lower carb version, like this Cauliflower Crust Pizza here 

However, I recently came across Suzanne's quick and easy version and thought it one to share. Have a look at the recipe and perhaps give it a try!

1⁄3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1⁄4 cup blanched almond flour
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt
1 large egg yolk

1 1⁄2 tablespoons no-sugar-added pizza sauce
1⁄4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
5 slices pepperoni (Or toppings of your choice)
1⁄4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Note: Feel free to create your own pizza toppings or season the crust with different spices! Fresh basil also complements this recipe really nicely.

1. Place an oven rack in the top position. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. Make the crust: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, and salt and stir until well blended. Microwave for 25 seconds.
3. Knead the dough with your hands for a few seconds. Add the egg yolk while the dough is still warm. Knead until combined and roll into a ball. Form a disk as if you were making a hamburger patty. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hands to press into a circle 5 to 6 inches in diameter and about 1⁄4 inch thick (or use a rolling pin). If the dough cools too much to form properly, place it back in the microwave for 10 seconds.
4. Use a fork to poke holes in several places throughout the crust before baking. Bake on the top rack for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
5. Remove the crust from the oven and flip it over. Top the flatter side with the pizza sauce and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Next, add the pepperoni slices, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
6. Sprinkle the pizza with Italian seasoning before serving.

Per serving:
CALORIES: 479 | FAT: 39 g | PROTEIN: 25 g | TOTAL CARBS: 11 g | NET CARBS: 7.8 g

Words, picture (and more) from an original idea here

For help with weight/measurement conversion see here

Did you know Mozzarella is a soft and mild-tasting fresh cheese that originated in Italy. However, at the current time, Mozzarella production happens all around the world.

Buffalo milk is used to make authentic, traditional Italian Mozzarella, but many producers in different countries now use regular cow’s milk.

The cheese itself comes in the form of round-shaped, white curds that are easy to slice.

Additionally, Mozzarella comes in pre-shredded (grated) form, which many people prefer for convenience (and the lower price).

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds delicious! Valerie

Tom said...

...something to try.

Lee said...

I almost was going to have pizza for my lunch today...but laziness won out and I had a couple of sandwiches followed by some strawberries and grapes, instead. Tomorrow is another day...and another lunch! :)

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, a pizza recipe I can eat. Looks delicious.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Ooooh boy, does this look scrumptious!!! I am most definitely making THIS!! Thank you!!

Christine said...

Jan your cauliflower crust pizza link doesn't work

Christine said...

The link I mean

William Kendall said...

Who can pass up pizza?

Out on the prairie said...

made a nice pizza made with some of my last tomatoes last night

Pom Pom said...

Yummy. Can I have some? Our daughter in law made pesto pizza the other night. I just ate one piece (yay!) and it was scrumptious. They have cauliflower crusts at the grocery store now.

Benita said...

I love homemade pizza because I can control the calories and the flavor. Will have to give this recipe a try! Have a great one!

sandy said...

I am definitely making this later. I remember one time at my sister's, for an appetizer she put out sliced tomatoes drizzled with a little olive oil with shredded parmesan on top and it was delicious!

sandy said...

edit - i was wrong it was mozzarella.

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks good.

Lisabella Russo said...

This looks delicious! I'd change the toppings to veggies, but it looks fairly straightforward, thank you!

happyone said...

Quick and easy is nice and looks good too.

RO said...

This is a perfect treat for one person, and you know I love my cheese.(lol) Hugs...RO

Martha said...

Can't go wrong with pizza!

sheila 77 said...

That's terrific and easy, Jan, I would like a slice (or all of it right now!).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I simply LOVE mozzarella. It is one of my favorite cheeses. This sounds good, especially if I don't have to use pepperoni. Thanks for the recipe, Jan.

Ygraine said...

Wow...this looks amazing!
Suddenly I am very hungry now...;))

Lowcarb team member said...

Christine very kindly said:
"Jan your cauliflower crust pizza link doesn't work.
The link I mean."

Very many thanks Christine, I've corrected it now.

All the best Jan

Bill said...

Can't go wrong with pizza. Thanks for sharing this, Jan.

baili said...

this one i must try as cauliflower is liked by me and hubby !

sounds delicious!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! I love this! Big Hugs!

Lisa said...

I do love a pizza. I have a SW recipe to try soon, mushroom pizzas. Now they sound good!
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Oh this is perfect. I ve copied it down! Thankyou