Monday, July 31, 2017

No-crust Hawaiian Pizza

Recently I’ve been on a low-carb keto kick.  Problem is, as you saw in my previous post with the amazing crust, pizza is pretty much my favorite food group.  So here’s a recipe for all you Hawaiian pizza lovers out there. It couldn’t be any easier and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I didn’t miss the crust at all! Oh, and did I mention it only takes about 10 minutes from prep to mouth?

6-9 piece ham or Canadian bacon
Marinara sauce
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning
A can crushed or diced pineapple
Green onions
Shredded cheese
Red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 350. Cover pizza pan with parchment paper or tin foil.  If tin foil, give it a quick shot of cooking spray.  (You can also do these in muffin tins if you prefer) Set 2-3 pieces of ham in a stack, three times.  Spread marinara on top.  Sprinkle with some garlic powder and Italian seasoning.  Add pineapple and a few pieces of chopped green onion stalk on each.  Cover with cheese and a dash of red pepper flakes. 

Bake for 5 minutes. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese begins to turn golden brown.  Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and dig in.  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Low carb 2 ingredient pizza crust

I love pizza.  It is hands down my favorite food and I could probably eat it every day. I mean, the topping and crust combinations are endless so that you would never get bored! But...I've been trying to cut back on carbs so we tried this at my parents last weekend when I was home.  Everyone knows my mom makes the best homemade pizza in NE Iowa but I have to say, this variation did not disappoint!

4 eggs
6 oz. shredded cheese, preferably mozzarella or provolone

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Beat the eggs and blend in 6 ounces of cheese. Spread the cheese and egg batter on a round baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.  Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the pizza crust turns golden. Remove and let cool for a minute or two.

Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees. Spread on sauce then top with ingredients of choice.  We did one sausage and pepperoni and the other we added onions and green peppers.  Top with shredded cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the pizza has turned golden brown.

Remove from oven, cut and dig in!!!

I thought this pizza was amazing. Sure, it’s not a deep dish Chicago style pizza but the flavor is great and you skip the carbs of a thick crust.  And it’s much easier than the cauliflower crust/breadsticks I’ve tried before.  I would opt for this or the low carb gluten free thin crust recipe!