Low Carb Pizza From Scratch

 A large 16 inch Pizza that is low carb and tastes like the real deal!
A large 16 inch Pizza that is low carb and tastes like the real deal! | Source
The miracle flour and my NBF (new best friend)!
The miracle flour and my NBF (new best friend)! | Source
Homemade sauce, enough for 3 more pizzas!
Homemade sauce, enough for 3 more pizzas! | Source
Work the dough until no longer sticky, a little "extra" hot water may be needed, but not much!
Work the dough until no longer sticky, a little "extra" hot water may be needed, but not much! | Source
The old 9 inch pie pan trick! Gets your dough flat even and is quick!
The old 9 inch pie pan trick! Gets your dough flat even and is quick! | Source
After pressing the dough in a 9 inch pie dish, roll it out close to 16 inches, but slightly under.
After pressing the dough in a 9 inch pie dish, roll it out close to 16 inches, but slightly under. | Source
Grease the pan! Not glamorous, but crucial!
Grease the pan! Not glamorous, but crucial! | Source
Pressed out to the edges by hand. Insure you brush edges & lightly brush the entire crust with olive oil. Baking the dough for 7 minutes keeps the sauce from soaking in.
Pressed out to the edges by hand. Insure you brush edges & lightly brush the entire crust with olive oil. Baking the dough for 7 minutes keeps the sauce from soaking in. | Source
Italian sausage & mushrooms Browned and ready.
Italian sausage & mushrooms Browned and ready. | Source
Circle the sauce from the in center out to the crust.
Circle the sauce from the in center out to the crust. | Source
With the dough having 4  grams of net carbs per slice and 8 servings per pizza you'll be enjoying this treat without guilt!
With the dough having 4 grams of net carbs per slice and 8 servings per pizza you'll be enjoying this treat without guilt! | Source

At last! A low Carb pizza that tastes like the real thing!

If you are one of the millions of people ( like myself ) that are now watching their blood sugar or just trying to cut carbs and eat a healthier diet, great news, there is a new baking product on the market called "Carbquick" that makes many of your favorite recipes possible, and tastier than ever before, without the side effects of regular flour. This flour has only 2g net carbs per 1/3 cup and tastes a lot better than soy flour! It makes great pancakes, waffles, cheesecake but the recipe that I think you will really savor the most is the pizza!

A giant 16 inch pizza! The Carbquick box has a recipe for a 12 inch white pizza. My recipe doubles the dough ingredients and lists my homemade tomato pizza sauce recipe so that you will be able to make a large 16 inch pizza and enough sauce left over to make 3 more pizzas ( just freeze in Tupperware for later.)

Nothing ventured.... I know what you're thinking! Messing with flour dough seems a little scary to a novice, but this was my first go round with pizza dough and it was a snap! Besides, I'll give you some easy ways to cheat!

Homemade Pizza sauce recipe

1 Tablespoon minced garlic (from a jar ok)

1 Table spoon olive oil

1 29 oz can of tomato puree

1 14.5 oz stewed tomatoes ( pulsed in a blender once or twice)

1 Teaspoon Splenda brown sugar blend

1/2 Table spoon Italian seasoning

1/4 Tea spoon dried basil

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1/4 Tea spoon oregano

Directions

Combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Then simmer on low for 30 minutes covered, stir periodically.

Homemade Pizza recipe

3 Cups Carbquick

2/3 Cups hot water 120-140 degrees

1 Pound Johnsonville's Italian ground sausage

1/2 Cup sliced mushrooms

1/2 Cup sliced black olives

2 Cups shredded mozzarella

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl mix hot water and Carbquick, until soft dough forms, then knead from 2-3 minutes or until dough is dry and no longer sticky (Addition water may be needed but be patient). Spread a little Carbquick in a 9 inch pie tin then spread the dough by hand in the pan (short cut cheat I mentioned in the intro!). Next, put a little Carbquick on a cutting board and a little on you rolling pin, (No rolling pin use a wine bottle or round glass), and roll the dough out until it is close to the size of you 16 inch pizza pan. With a basting brush, grease the Pizza pan with olive oil, put the dough on top and flatten the dough until it fits the pan. Next, brush the edges of the dough liberally with olive oil or butter (the outer 11/2inches or so) then lightly bush the entire dough and place in the 400 degree oven, on the lowest rack, for 7 minutes. While your dough is baking, begin browning the Italian sausage in a pan. When the sausage is about 3/4 done drain off fat and add the mushrooms, cook together until sausage is done. After seven minutes, remove the dough and spoon on your sauce from the center out. Add your two cups of Mozzarella and sausage & mushrooms as well as the black olives. Brush outer crust with butter and bake pizza an additional 7-10 minutes at 450 degrees on lowest rack, or until the crust is brown and the cheese is bubbly.

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Comments 9 comments

suni51 4 years ago

Hi nifty@- This sure sounds a perfect one, as usual. I am sure, I am going to read many more this time. Thanks for the same.


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nifty@50 4 years ago Author

Thanks suni51, for the kind words & post! I firmly believe that you can cook great tasting meals and still stay low carb. It takes more preparation and is a little costlier, but I refuse to compromise on taste!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

This does look tasty and I will try it, thank you.


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nifty@50 4 years ago Author

The lowest price I've found for Carbquick is $11.99 at http://www.netrition.com/ they offer flat rate shipping $4.99 no matter how large the order. I ordered Dreamfield pasta which has 5g digestible carbs per serving, it looks & tastes like regular pasta. Thanks Jackie Lynnley, for the kind words & post!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Thanks so much, I will go check that out.


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nifty@50 4 years ago Author

You're welcome Jackie Lynnley! I have yet to try them, but I have also ordered some instant Mashed potatoes called "mashers" that are supposed to be low carb as well.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I was unaware of this product Carbquick. Good to know! Thanks for this informative information as well as your recipe. Nice to know that pizza can be eaten and enjoyed with less guilt. :)


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nifty@50 4 years ago Author

Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find this the low carb version to Bisquick. I have used it to make waffles & pancakes(with sugar free syrup) and it really is great stuff. Thanks Peggy for the kind words & post!


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pocono foothills 2 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

@nifty@50-Looks like tasty. I never heard of Carbquick before. I usually use Bisquick to make pancakes, so I will have to try this as a substitute and see how it goes.

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