Low Carb, High Protein Pizza With Homemade Sauce

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Introduction: Low Carb, High Protein Pizza With Homemade Sauce

Ever been craving pizza, but you're on a high protein or low carb diet? This is the answer to your craving - a pizza crust without wheat or yeast, but delicious and you don't need a fork to eat it.

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Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

For the pizza crust, you will need:

2 eggs
1 8oz package cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, brought to room temperature
1 cup parmesan cheese - shredded or grated

9x13" baking pan
cooking spray to coat pan


For the sauce, you will need:

1 6oz can tomato paste
1/2 cup sangria
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cloves of garlic, minced


Toppings of your choice, we used 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and sliced pepperoni.

Step 2: Prepare and Bake the Crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, cream cheese and parmesan and mix well with a fork or spatula. Don't panic if the mix looks very wet and runny, it will firm up as it bakes.

Coat the 9x13" baking pan with the cooking spray, then spread the mixture to cover the bottom of the pan.

Place pan on a rack in the middle of oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until crust is firm and lightly browned.

Step 3: Make Your Sauce

In a medium bowl, mix tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt and garlic, then add sangria to thin the mixture to a spreadable, but not too thick consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Step 4:

Remove baking pan from oven when crust is lightly browned on top. Stand to cool for a few minutes. It is normal for the crust to shrink as it bakes.

Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.

Spread the sauce over the crust, then add toppings of your choice. A nice thick bed of mozzarella helps everything stick together. We covered our pizza with a lot of pepperoni.
 

Step 5:

Place pan back in oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and it looks delicious. Remove from oven and let stand a while; it will be too hot to eat for about 10 minutes.

Remove from pan, slice and enjoy.

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This seems very yummy I am going to make it.Thanks for sharing.

Has anyone made this w/o sangria? What did u use instead?

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Just thin it down with water, it tastes fine after you season it.

Yes! I brush the crust with olive oil, then sprinkle on garlic, oregano and basil. Then top with slices of fresh tomatoes. Follow that with all of your toppings. Yum! Love fresh tomatoes and broccoli on my pizza - instead of sauce.

Oh, I thought the sangria was an ingredient?

I made this for my family and we were well pleased. We really couldn't tell flavor difference at all. Even the texture was close. We put all kinds of toppings on our pizza and it was so tasty! My hubby doesn't like cream cheese so I substituted cream cheese for ricotta. still tasted good, but I didn't like it as well as the cream cheese. Will make again and again!

I haven't made it yet, but I am going to, but I was wondering if you bake the crust first, and then add sauce and toppings, and then back in the oven. I would just think it would make the crust more crusty. lol.

Absolutely delicious and so easy!! My family loved it!!

Dear Ninetoluv,

Here's an idea. Look at the labels of the products you use, add up all the carbs, then divide that number by how many pieces you slice your pizza into.

I just made this, and had to come on here to comment. This is SOOO GOOD! I was skeptical so I only made a 1/2 batch and now I am kicking myself. Thank you for an awesome recipe :)

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I used whole foods brand sauce, but your crust recipe is amazing!

OMG, this was great! My family loved it. ?. I used Progresso Pizza Sauce instead of the homenade sauce.

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I have gestational diabetes and have been craving pizza. This was perfect.

This is not your typical pizza crust. But with the herbs added to crust it is very flavorful. I am removing carbs from my diet and this works. You are not going to pick it up and eat it but it tastes great. Remember this is not your typical pizza crust but if you are low carbs then it works! Thanks.

This pizza was absolutely amazing! I made it for my family, and they loved it. I will definitely be making it again. The crust was great, and held together once properly cooled. This is a great recipe!

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I just made this pizza, only with a store-bought sauce instead, I found it to be a little more low carb than the paste-based sauce in the recipe. I've got to say it turned out FANTASTIC! I added sausage, mushrooms, and pepperoni to mine. Really, really good, and this one is definitely going in my rotation. At least once a month from now on, we will have Family Pizza Night once again!

This recipe is awesome! What I haven't found is the actual nutritional information. Do you have that information? I am counting carbs and protein so it's helpful to me. Thanks for sharing!