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.

LOW CARB PIZZA

.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.

1 comments:

duodishes said...

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

 
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