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Delicious Low Calorie Noodle Crust Pizza
Do you enjoy pizza? Imagine the delicious melted cheese, mingling with tangy tomato sauce and your favorite topping... Well, this tasty pizza has all the flavor, but has the added advantage of a much lower calorie count because the pizza crust is made with Konjac flour noodles. Produced from the konyak plant, Amorphophallus Konjac, these noodles have a very low calorie content and can be used as a base for sweet or savory dishes.
It is important to use a pre-heated and well-seasoned pan or baking tray, coated with a little olive oil to give the pizza a crisp base. I mix half the cheese with the noodles to help them bind together. Over this, you can add a layer of tomato paste or pizza sauce and your choice of veggie topping. I love mushrooms so, for the pizza in the photo, I added a layer of sliced Portobello mushrooms, and covered this with the rest of the cheese.
Low calorie? So, what is the calorie count? Most of the calories come from the cheese, of course. For the quantities in this recipe:
Konjac flour noodles = 25 calories
half-fat cheese = 260 calories
tomato paste = 30 calories
Using the lowest fat hard cheeses, this gives a total of 330 calories, so a quarter of the pizza is a mere 82.5 calories. A salad garnish will add about 35 calories. Imagine that, a tasty pizza and salad lunch for less than 120 calories. If you choose a full fat cheese, such as cheddar, the calories will be higher, and your lunch will be around 150 calories.
- 300 grams konjac flour noodles
- 50 grams cheese
- 50 grams cheese
- tomato paste or pasta sauce
- mushrooms and/or vegetables of choice
- Salad of choice
- Rinse noodles in boiling water for a minute, then drain
- Add 50 grams cheese, and mix through noodles
- Transfer noodle mixture to oiled skillet or oven proof tray
- Cover with tomato paste or sauce
- Add a layer of mushroom, or veg of your choice
- Top with a layer of cheese
- Bake in oven for 25 mins
Some items of kitchen equipment are essential for budding chefs who want to bake their own pizzas at home.
This 14-inch cast-iron pizza pan is perfect for standard or noodle crust pizzas. It has convenient handles and is pre-seasoned and heats quickly and evenly.
Cutting your pizza slices is easy with this 4" stainless steel wheel. The handle and blade come apart for easy cleaning. The Oxo Good Grips pizza wheel has a blade guard protects the blade and your hands for safe storage.
Cooking Perfect Pizza at Home
You can enjoy delicious, hot pizza at home anytime with a pizza maker.
Watch your pizza cooking through the viewing window of this rotating pizza maker. You can make delicious, hot 12" pizzas, or a variety of other snacks and appetizers.
The Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven is a quick and easy way to bake homemade or shop-bought pizza. It is also great for preparing chicken nuggets, fish fillets, cinnamon rolls, cookies and other convenience foods. The such as . Rotating tray turns continuously to assure even baking. Top and bottom heating elements are separately controlled, allowing you to bake foods perfectly from both sides.