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Delicious Low Calorie Noodle Crust Pizza

Updated on September 5, 2014

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

mushrooms and/or vegetables of choice = 15 to 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.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 4
4 stars from 2 ratings of Noodle Crust Pizza

Ingredients

  • Pizza:
  • 300 grams konjac flour noodles
  • 50 grams cheese
  • Topping:
  • 50 grams cheese
  • tomato paste or pasta sauce
  • mushrooms and/or vegetables of choice
  • Garnish:
  • Salad of choice

Instructions

  1. Rinse noodles in boiling water for a minute, then drain
  2. Add 50 grams cheese, and mix through noodles
  3. Transfer noodle mixture to oiled skillet or oven proof tray
  4. Cover with tomato paste or sauce
  5. Add a layer of mushroom, or veg of your choice
  6. Top with a layer of cheese
  7. Bake in oven for 25 mins

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Lodge P14P3 Seasoned Cast Iron Baking and Pizza Pan, 14 Inch
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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.

 
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OXO Good Grips Easy to Clean Pizza Wheel and Cutter

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Hamilton Beach 31700 Pizza Maker
Hamilton Beach 31700 Pizza Maker

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Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

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Are you a pizza fan? Would you like to try a noodle crust pizza? Please share your pizza thoughts and favorites with us!

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      dave black 2 years ago

      total nonsense. tried it. the noodles and cheese mixture did not turn into any crust. They were all soft as if you just boiled regular noodles, the cheese didn't make then stick either. What turned out was a pasta made in the oven; nothing pizza about it.

      What else gives me the idea that this is complete BS is the fact that there is no cooking temperature mentioned in this recipe.

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      nuxa76 3 years ago

      Oh how much I thank you for this..............wowowowow

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      I've not heard of noodle crust before. I'm going to have to try this out.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      a wonderful idea, and it looks absolutely scrumptious !

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      What a great idea! Konjac (shirataki) noodles are very common where I live in Hawaii so this would be a breeze to make - thank you for sharing it with us.

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      savateuse 3 years ago

      @smine27: I prefer it to dough-based pizzas

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      savateuse 3 years ago

      @Merrci: It is quick and easy to make too!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Wow this is amazing. Never thought of this one.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      oh YUM! I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing. It is now time for lunch.