Who doesn’t love pizza? I know I do! I came across this low carb pizza and just had to try it out. This was the second time making this recipe and it turns out so delicious. This is not a lower fat recipe, but it is low carb, so it’s more of a splurge than an everyday recipe I would choose to make. This pizza is just as good as the real thing. Try it out and you’ll see what I mean.
Low Carb Deep Dish Pizza
Source: Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (the kind in the can)
- 1/4 tsp oregano or Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 8 oz Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Assorted toppings: I used pepperoni, salami and mushrooms
- In a medium bowl, whisk the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Whisk in the eggs until the mixture is well-blended and smooth.
- Add the parmesan and seasonings, then stir in 8 oz of Italian cheese blend or mozzarella until completely moistened.
- Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ glass baking dish and line with parchment paper. The parchment paper will make it easy to remove the pizza without having it stick.
- Spread the cheese mixture evenly into the prepared 9 x 13″ glass baking dish.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until evenly browned, but not too dark.
- Let cool completely. When nearly cooled, take a spatula and carefully pry up the edges to loosen from pan. Keep the crust in the pan, this just loosens it to make it easier to remove when finished.
- Refrigerate, uncovered, until shortly before serving time. You could chill overnight and use the next day.
- Spread the chilled crust with the pizza sauce, then 4 oz of mozzarella cheese and toppings of your choice.
- Bake at 375 degrees about 15-20 minutes or until toppings are bubbly.
- Let stand a few minutes before cutting.
Makes 8 servings.
1 serving = 3 net carbs per serving
Note: carb count could be less, or more, depending on what pizza sauce and toppings you choose. If choosing raw meat toppings (italian sausage, ground beef) – I suggest pre-cooking them before adding onto pizza to ensure they are cooked properly.