Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Low Carb Pizza

My friend cancelled dinner, and so I decided to make tomorrow's dinner tonight. I've been craving pizza and remembered reading a recipe that used sausage as the crust. Definitely not low fat, but low carb. I couldn't find that recipe tonight, so I just started putting things together with what I had around. Here's what I came up with.


.75 lb bulk Italian Sausage
3 oz. tomato paste
1/2 green pepper, chopped
8 black olives cut in half
Cheese - lots of cheese - mozzarella, parmesan, white and yellow cheddar, pepper jack.

I made the sausage into one big pattie - to fit in my 8" springform pan. I pan fried both sides of the pattie and rested in on a paper towel. I placed the pattie in the springform pan and topped with tomato paste, then some cheese, then the green pepper and olives, then some more cheese. I gave it a sprinkle of oregano and popped it in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes. The "crust" was already cooked, so I really just needed to melt the cheese.
Lessons learned: The Italian sausage was pretty bland. Also make the giant patty very thin. It will shrink and bulk up when you cook it. More sauce.


Anonymous said...

Oooooh, sausage in the crust! Don't let Papa John's hear this. This sounds good! Mmmmm sausage.

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