Today is National Cheese Pizza Day and since we are low carb dieters, I’m going to celebrate National Low Carb Cheese Pizza Day.
Of course regular cheese pizza would be low carb if it wasn’t for the crust, so a low carber has two options – make a low carb crust or make a bread-less crust. My favorite bread-less pizza crust is made with either just cheese or a combination of cheese and shredded cauliflower.
Most low carb pizza recipes will tell you to choose your favorite low carb toppings but since we’re making this National Low Carb Cheese Pizza Day, you should forget about all toppings except cheese but if you sneak some on your low carb pizza today, I won’t say a word.
And what if you’re lactose intolerant (like I have become)? You can go to your favorite supermarket and find a growing selection of dairy-free cheeses. There you’ll find that most dairy-free cheeses are also gluten free and low carb so you’ll get a very close taste of regular cheese without the dairy. Soy cheese and “veggie” cheese have been popular for years but I have just become familiar with almond cheeses. Dairy-free cheeses come in all shapes and flavors. You can find Mozzarella, Cheddar, Jack, and other flavors. They come in block, slices, and perfect-for-pizza shredded. I am using the Lisanatti Foods brand and am very happy with the taste and texture. Today I’ll go pick up their Mozzarella Style Shred for tonight’s low carb pizza.
Here are some great low carb pizza recipes we have published over the years:
Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe by Amber Allen-Sauer – this is my favorite low carb pizza recipe. It combines the work of Laura Dolson, Jamie VanEaton, and Amber Allen-Sauer.
Pepperoni Pizza Soup – A great way to avoid the temptation of traditional crust even if you make it low carb.
Pizza-Flavored Broccoli – Again, the flavor of pizza in a great side dish.
Chicken Pizza Bowl – take some leftover chicken, add low carb pizza sauce and cheese.
Pizza Frittata For One – Sometimes you aren’t stuck cooking dinner for the whole family, but you still need to eat and want something quick. This meal fits the bill, and requires virtually no planning or preparation. You probably have all the ingredients already on hand, and can put the whole meal together in less than 15 minutes.
Low Carb Ingredients / Mixes For Making Low Carb Pizza
Dixie Carb Counters Low Carb Pizza Crust & Flat Bread Mix – An easy to make low carb pizza crust from Dixie Diner.
Carbquik Low Carb Baking Mix – CarbQuik makes a great tasting pizza crust.
So, what did you choose? Mine will be Amber’s Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza with only a few toppings. Why mess with a classic?
Let us know how you made your Low Carb Pizza today by posting a comment below.