Pizza Options

Pizza can be a simple family dinner or something pretty special. We don’t have to miss out on it because we’re keto.13a77-42564372_2273456542682385_317661695382126592_n

The best part is you can make each person their own pizza or they can make their own with the toppings they love. Almost anything can be made into a pizza, your favorite casseroles and sandwiches are great options.

There is no better dinner than one where everyone is happy

Crusts –

  • Fathead crust
  • Meat crust – Seasoned hamburger or sausage pressed into a pan, bake until done
  • Chicken crust
  • Cauliflower crust
  • Cheese crust – Lots of different recipes available for this.
  • Pizza bowls are another option – All of your ingredients in a pan or bowl and heated until melted and gooey.

 

Sauces – Meats – 
Tomato sauce Pepperoni
Alfredo sauce Salami
Garlic butter Steak
Salsa Canadian bacon
BBQ Sauce Sausage – crumbled or sliced
Favorite cream sauce Hamburger
Pesto Bacon
Ricotta/pesto mix – My favorite Shredded chicken/pork/beef
Shrimp
Cheese –  Any pre-cooked meats
Mozzarella
Cheddar
Vegetables –
Gorgonzola
Onions
Smoked gouda Mushrooms
Blue Cheese Artichoke Hearts
Gruyere Peppers
Parmesan Tomatoes
Fontina Zucchini
Ricotta Spinach
Colby-Jack Brussel sprouts
Swiss Olives
Brie Garlic
Any melt-able cheese
You can even add a little pineapple if you like, canned, crushed pineapple (in juice) is 2 carbs per tablespoon. If you add a small amount to your sauce or cheese and spread evenly on your pizza, you can get the flavor without adding too many carbs.Combos ideas –

  • Philly Cheesesteak Pizza – Steak, cheese, peppers, onions, maybe some cheese sauce
  • Taco Pizza – Taco meat, salsa, onion, and cheese – Topped (after cooking) with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and olives
  • Cheeseburger Pizza – Hamburger, cheese, bacon, and onions – Topped (after cooking) with lettuce, tomato, and pickles
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza – Buffalo chicken, cheese, onions, and a blue cheese drizzle

Recipes –

Amounts may vary depending on crust size

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pizza Crust of choice
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, rotisserie chicken is perfect
  • 1 cup jarred alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach (fresh also works)
  • **optional**onions, mushrooms

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Layer crust with Alfredo sauce, pesto, mozzarella, spinach and chicken.
  • Return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Ingredients:

  • Pizza Crust of choice
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced (can be sauteed and caramelized or added raw)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast, rotisserie chicken is perfect (I have made this with leftover pulled pork too)
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (smoked gouda or smoked cheddar would work too)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (some or all of this can be replaced with colby jack)
  • Hand full of fresh chopped cilantro

**Optional** Jalapenos, tomatoes

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Spread barbecue sauce over crust; top with chicken, onion, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese. Sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder; top with mozzarella cheese. Bake pizza 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Top with fresh cilantro and a little extra BBQ sauce if you want.
  • The BBQ sauce mixed with a little sour cream or ranch makes a great drizzle or dip.
  • Wonderful served with, or topped with cole slaw.

Breakfast Pizza

  • Pizza Crust of choice – You could even make one out of breakfast sausage

**Toppings**

  • Eggs, soft scrambled (though you could fry (bake) your egg on top of your pizza)
  • Cheese, shredded
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • Ham, diced
  • Canadian bacon
  • Veggies – Onion, peppers, tomatoes, spinach…chopped or diced (cooked or cold)

**Sauce Options**

  • A cream sauce made from butter and heavy cream
  • Sausage gravy makes a great sauce or a topping.
  • Seasoned cream cheese, may thinned with a little cream
  • Hollandaise sauce, as a traditional sauce or drizzled over the top
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Salsa works great too, under your toppings or a little over the top

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Scramble your eggs, don’t over cook because they will continue to cook in oven
  • Prep your crust with sauce if you are using one
  • Spread eggs over crust as evenly as you can
  • Sprinkle with toppings (I prefer a little cheese on the bottom and on the top to hold the topping in place)
  • Bake until cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes.
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes to set and then top with cold veggies or drizzle if using them.
  • Cut and serve

 

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