Saturday, January 10, 2009

No dough meat crust pizza - I love it!

I like pizza but it isn't my favorite food. What I like best about it is the toppings rather than the crust, which is way too high in carbs for me and causes a major blood sugar spike, but until tonight I hadn't found a good way to prepare just the toppings so I just rarely eat the stuff.

But I found this recipe for no dough meat crust pizza recently and it sounded like it would be easy and good so I made it tonight for supper. Wow, I'm so excited about it!

low carb, diabetes, pizza
I used browned ground turkey sausage rather than ground beef and used spaghetti sauce rather than pizza sauce because that's what I had on hand. Other than those two things I followed the recipe and used turkey pastrami, mozzarella cheese, chopped onion, chopped garlic, canned mushrooms, and chopped cooked squash (leftover from my Luby's lunch today) for toppings.

Meat and cheese "crust"
Here's the meat and cheese after being put in the pan. This becomes the crust of the pie.

Ready for the oven
Once the ingredients are put on, it's ready for the oven.

Hot from the oven
Here's the pizza, hot from the convection oven!

On the plate
And here's a bit of it on my plate.

Note that its a bit watery. I think most of that was caused by using a spaghetti sauce that was a little on the thin side. Other than the watery aspect of this dish, it was great. Letting the pizza sit for a few minutes helped to set it and my second serving was firmer and had no liquid. Unless the bread crust is what you love in pizza, this should work to satisfy the craving for you. Honestly, it tasted just like a great slice of pie should taste...without all the carbs!

We liked it so much I'm planning a Mexican version of it soon. Ole!


Laurie said...

Oooh, that does look good!

My men are such big carb eaters, but if I made a big enough pan of it, I think it would fill them up.

Looks so yummy!

CookinsForMe said...

Laurie, you really should try it. You could always serve it with Italian breadsticks or some other carb. lol

Laurie said...

You're right! Breadsticks would be great with this!

CookinsForMe said...

I don't make breadsticks much anymore but when I do they're always from the recipe Miss Maggie had. My family absolutely loved those things and I think they'd be great with this dish.

Carletta said...

Sounds yummy! I can't wait to give it a try.