Pizza Night!!

Here is my Holy Grail blog post. 3 recipes, 1 blog. PIZZA!!! In this blog you will find a recipe for low carb, gluten free pizza crust, pizza sauce, and butter garlic bread. If you have a problem with dairy, this recipe is not for you. Also, please be advised that if you eat the whole pizza, it adds up to a lot of calories.

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Low Carb-Gluten Free Pizza Crust
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
¾ cup almond flour
1 egg

Preheat oven at 425 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet by covering with parchment paper. Tear off an extra piece of parchment paper and set aside.

Mix your shredded cheese in a bowl and microwave until melted, be careful to not burn. Give it a stir to make sure everything is melted and mixed well.

Next add cream cheese and egg and mix thoroughly.

Now add the almond flour. At this point you will want to mix it with your hands. Mix until the almond flour is incorporated into the cheese mixture.

Put the ball of dough on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and go ahead and wash your hands (the dough is sticky).

Spray the extra piece of parchment paper with cooking spray and lie on top of the ball of dough and use your hands to flatten the ball into a flat crust. Once you have it as thin as you would like, peel off the top layer of paper.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Check the center to make sure it isn’t too doughy.

Once your dough is baked it is ready for your toppings. Once toppings are on, return to oven and bake for about 7-10 more minutes.

Entire crust:
Calories:
1,076
Fat: 88g
Net Carbs: 16g
Protein: 66g

Now for the pizza sauce….

Be advised, it will be more pink than red.  But it’s all in the taste!
DSC_1111Low Carb-Gluten Free Pizza Sauce
Makes 4 cups

28 oz can Peeled Tomatoes
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil

Add tomatoes (do not add the juice from the can) to a blender and puree. Next add the remaining ingredients and blend. Do a quick taste test and decide if you need to add more seasonings to your liking. This sauce can also be used as a marinara and you can add more olive oil to adjust the consistency.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 84
Fat: 7g
Net Carbs: 3g
Protein: 1g

And finally the garlic bread. It’s not the most attractive garlic bread because I used shredded Parmesan cheese instead of grated, but once again, it’s all in the taste!

DSC_1110Low Carb-Gluten Free Butter Garlic Bread
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella
1 egg
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Tear off an extra piece of parchment paper and set aside.

Place cheese in a bowl and melt in microwave.

Next add egg and heavy cream and stir until mixed well.

Next add coconut flour and mix. You might need to use your hands.

Put dough on lined cookie sheet and spray extra piece of parchment paper with cooking spray. Place sheet on top of dough and use your hands to flatten dough into a crust. Remove paper and bake for 10-15 minutes.

For your Butter Topping:

2Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix topping ingredients and brush on top of baked dough, and then slice into strips.

For the entire recipe:
Calories: 738
Fat: 57g
Net Carbs: 7g

To be completely honest, my husband and I use this as our “cheat” meal. It’s not really a cheat meal, but we feel like it is cheating. We each make our own pizza and share the garlic bread. By the end of the meal, we don’t want to even look at cheese for the rest of the week. But it is definitely worth it!

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