Pizza For One

I never thought I’d be able to have pizza while being strictly low-carb, but here we go: a modest little circle of goodness with only 4 grams net carbs. No, it’s not a massive serving, but it also won’t give you the bloats or the sleepies afterwards! It’s a nice little lunch-sized pizza, much more filling than I thought it would be, and if you can have more than 6 net carbs in a meal (I can’t, yet) , a salad on the side would be lovely.

Pizza for One

CRUST
2.5 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2.5 tablespoons almond flour
2.5 tablespoons unflavored whey powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Water: enough to make a dough
(For 2 people, use 1/3 cup of each of the dry ingredients, and double the salt)

SAUCE
1 tablespoon pesto or sugar-free tomato sauce

TOPPING
1/3 cup mozzarella, grated
1 tablespoon Parmesan
1/3 cup cooked ground beef, crumbled
(Variations: any ground/diced cooked meat/poultry, diced veggies, sautéed mushrooms, etc.)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, almond flour, whey powder, and salt.  Whisk together until all the lumps are out. Add a bit of water. Whisk together until a smooth dough forms.

 

IMG_3645Plop the resulting wet dough ball onto a silicone baking sheet mat and, using a rubber spatula, spread evenly into a thin circle, just a little larger than the size of a corn tortilla.

 

 

 

 

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Place in preheated oven. Start watching after 10 minutes. Baking can take up to 15 minutes, depending on your oven. Watch closely.

 

 

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Spread with pesto, beef, and the cheeses, and bake until cheese is bubbly, about 5-8 minutes.

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Total for a pizzetta with ground beef: 438 calories, 24g fat, 4g net carbs, 21g protein

Crust only (1 Serving): 185 calories; 11g fat, 1g net carb, 12g protein