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
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)
1 tablespoon pesto or sugar-free tomato sauce
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.)
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.
Plop 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.
Place in preheated oven. Start watching after 10 minutes. Baking can take up to 15 minutes, depending on your oven. Watch closely.
Spread with pesto, beef, and the cheeses, and bake until cheese is bubbly, about 5-8 minutes.
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