Mar 20, 2015

Low Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza

Low Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza

Just like cauliflower, zucchini is so versatile in the low carb world of cooking. When my family calls in delivery pizza, I get busy in the kitchen making my own yummy low carb version to keep from pouncing on the takeout box. This time I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with some zucchini. Turns out, it makes an excellent low carb pizza crust!

As with other low carb alternatives to some of your "carby" favorites, my advice is to be realistic in expectations. It's not going to taste like "real" pizza, but it is a really yummy low carb  much healthier alternative!


Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • Italian seasoning (as much or as little as you want)
  • Pizza Sauce (Most brands are low in carbs-check labels!)
  • Pepperoni (or your choice of pizza toppings)
  • *Optional: extra cheese



Directions

1. Chop up the zucchini and put into a blender along with the eggs, cheese, flax seed, and seasoning.

2. Spread mixture onto a small greased cookie sheet and bake at 475 until crispy. 

3. Take out and then add a thin layer of pizza sauce, and the extra cheese and toppings you'd like

4. Bake again until your top is melty and crispy then take out and let cool for a bit. 

*It may seem a bit mushy when you first take it out, but it will firm up more as it cools in the pan, although it will still seem a bit soft.  


I hope you enjoy! 

6 comments:

  1. I am so glad I found your site!! I've tried several recipes you've posted and they are all awesome so far. I even shared it with my mom and aunt and they are loving your food as well. You are a true inspiration to me and I have lost 37 lbs since December 3rd. Don't let the nasty people out there bring you down. Love your post's!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds interesting, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for all the info

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi, I just found your site and really am inspired to follow this way of eating. However I had a question regarding doing this while still breastfeeding? My kid is 8 months an eating food now as well as breastfeeding, I'm just not sure if it's OK to be in ketosis at this time? Would really appreciate your comments

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can't wait to try this tonight. I am about a month and a half into my low carb journey. I have lost 10-12 lbs so far. I was hoping to see the scale move a little more quickly. However, I do notice a difference in the way my clothes fit. You have been very inspirational and I refer to your blog often. I always have a ton of zucchini in my garden every summer, so this will be a nice alternative to cauliflower.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm sure you probably get this a lot, but as a new low carb lifestyler what are some things I can expect over the first few days, weeks, & months...changes in hair or skin, digestion, mood etc? Thank you & the pizza looks amazing! I am enjoying your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another very happy follower here. I'm trying this pizza today and was wondering about how long it takes for the crust to bake? Can't wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

Comments system

Disqus Shortname