If you are looking for thick crust, you’re not getting it here!
We try to watch our carbs, and the low carb or low carbohydrate diet seems to be the best diet and works out the best for us. I guess for some people, it is just not in your genetic makeup to deal with carbohydrates in the same way as many people can. Sadly, we love breads and cakes and cookies and those are the very foods we need to avoid. But we can have our Easy Low Carb Pizza!
Of course, we can indulge sometimes, but mostly we have to avoid those high carbs foods. I have more Easy Recipes here.
We eat fruits and vegetables on our version of low carb. Our low carb allowance is made up in low glycemic fruit and vegetables. If I keep my protein intake in grams matching my carbohydrate intake in grams, I am good to maintain. Sadly, I have not been very much in control these last few years. I need to do a lot better.
Good news: we can have pizza, you just need to make it without the bread crust.
Maybe you haven’t heated cheese until it is crispy, but try that and you will see what I mean. The cheese itself makes a crisp crust……….Yeah, I know. I’m in!
If you take a slice of cheese, put it on parchment paper in the microwave and heat it until it bubbles and gets crisp. It takes about 20-40 seconds for a slice depending on its thickness.
But now for the skillet pizza.
This is a delicious pizza and the cheese and pepperoni are minimal for carbs. Load it with onions, green peppers, garlic, mushrooms…These are low carb and can be figured into your daily limit. Great source of vegetables, right? So serve it with the sauce as a dip or without sauce if you are high on your carb limit for the day. It feels indulgent and holds you over for a breakfast or lunch, so you can work all day.
If you find the lowest carb sauce possible, it can still be very low carb in total. Check your serving size and then the carbohydrate count in total. Subtract the fiber for the total net carbs. This one is only 3 carbs in a quarter cup! Score!
Flatout Flatbread – If you just have to have crust!
Fix all the ingredients as instructed but leave the cheese to place on the Flatout light flatbread after you heat it in a 400°F oven for about 4 mins. It gets crispy and then all you do is spread your cheese and other meats and/or veggies on top and broil for a quick 30 seconds or so until the cheese melts. It is great!
Enjoy and let me know if you like it. The Flatout Light Original is the one I like best but you may want one of the “flavored” breads. This is great for lunch or dinner. Or snacking in front of the Football game with everyone else!
These Flatout Flatbreads are usually in the bread aisle at your grocery. If you don’t find them there, look in the deli. Sometimes they are stacked there next to the meat case. It is worth hunting for them. Keep your New Year’s Resolution and keep the calorie intake or the carb intake low and you will win! Here is an Amazon affiliate link if you are unable to find them locally.
A low carb pizza to indulge yourself!
- shredded mozarrella cheese, Parmesan cheese
- pepperoni and/or sausage
- green peppers and/or onions, chopped fresh
- pizza sauce (lowest carb you can find)
- Heat a 10-12" non-stick skillet on stove top
- After it is nice and hot, sprinkle approx 1/2 cup cheese into skillet
- Allow to melt and crisp for 6-8 min and flip over when browned
- Heat pepperoni on paper towel in microwave for 30 seconds and allow to drain oils
- If using sausage, heat and drain also.
- Add meats and veggies to top of cheese crisp in skillet and sprinkle addl cheese if you like
- Allow to continue til crisp and browned.
- Remove to cutting board, cut into slices and Enjoy!