Friday, February 03, 2012
No Carb Pizza...want to try this!
No Carb Pizza
For the crust:
■1 (8 oz.) package of full fat cream cheese (room temp.)
■Freshly ground black pepper
■1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
FOR THE PIZZA:
■1/2 cup jarred marinara sauce*
■A pinch of cayenne pepper
■1/2 teaspoon oregano
■1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
*Finding a sauce that doesn’t contain added sugar is not easy, but I did find a “no sugar added” by Ragu that with a few added seasonings tastes fantastic on the pizza. You could always make your own too but I’m not THAT brave yet.
■Preheat oven to 350.
■Butter a 9×13 baking dish
■Blend cream cheese and eggs and season with pepper & garlic powder
■Add parmesan cheese and stir until combined
■Pour into buttered baking dish
■Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown
■Let crust cool for 10 minutes before adding toppings
■After crust is cooked, raise oven to 400 degrees
■Mix together marinara sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper & oregano
■Top crust with marinara and spread evenly
■Top with mozzarella cheese
■Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly
The crust is not crisp like traditional pizza. Make sure you cook it til the top is golden brown and let it cool the full 10 minutes before adding the toppings and that will help. You still may end up with a fork, but good, soft pizza is better than no pizza!