I've been dying for some pizza! To be fair, in about a week we enter phase two of the Prism Diet, which means we are allowed to eat whole wheat flour. So if I could have just held out a few more days, I could have satisfied my craving.
But what can I say? Sometimes a girl just needs her pizza!
I had picked up a recipe for carb-free pizza crust at one of our Prism meetings. On Friday night I decided I just couldn't wait any longer, and that I was going to try this crazy pizza dough concoction. I have no clue where the recipe came from, so I don't know who to credit! But I'm going to commit a blogger faux-pas and post the recipe anyway. It was that good.
**Please be forewarned that the texture of the crust was not the same as normal pizza crust. But if you're trying to avoid the poison that is white enriched flour, this was a darn good substitute. The crust was soft on the inside and very thin, but I still thought it was delicious and it totally satisfied my pizza craving.
(We won't talk about the fact that I had horrible stomach cramps afterward because of the amount of cheese in this recipe. I knew I would be sick afterwards because of my milk sensitivity, but I was so hungry for pizza, I was willing to sacrifice feeling well for the night. I know, I know...that's just sad!)
No Carb Pizza Crust:
Calories: 210 per slice (this includes Ragu pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and 1 slice of pepperoni)
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese (room temp)
black pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Butter a 9x13 baking dish
3. Blend cream cheese and eggs and season with pepper and garlic powder. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until combined. Pour into buttered baking dish.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. Raise oven to 400 degrees F once the crust is out. Let the crust cool for 10 minutes. Then add desired toppings.
6. Bake for 8 more minutes until cheese is bubbly.
Like I said, it was yummy. Here is a picture of the "crust" before I put it in the oven. Weird, right?
The finished product. See? Looks like real pizza crust!
If you're trying to avoid wheat like I am, make this next time you're craving pizza!
**Just take note that there are quite a few calories in this pizza, so eat it in moderation! I had 2 slices last night and it totally satisfied me. I couldn't afford anymore calories than that in 1 meal!