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Monday, June 21, 2010

Pizza in a crust no kidding

The kids are getting together tonight to watch a bunch of Dr. Who episodes. My son's a big fan--a "Whovian" so to speak. We fed them popcorn and cheese crackers and pizza. Oooh, but none of that for us. We can still have our pizza fix though. I made the Pizza in a Bowl. It is way too hot to bother with making a low carb pizza crust in the oven. All that yummy goodness is in the toppings anyway, so this is much easier!

Tonight, I just added some precooked ground beef, cheese, onions and pizza sauce in a small ovenproof dish. Everyone can add favorite toppings. I would love green peppers, but they are so expensive this year, I opted not. These are really good with pepperoni and sausage as well, but we had sausage for breakfast this morning, and we ran out of pepperoni. Probably good for my sodium levels to leave that one out. Anyway, just layer the ingredients in and pop them in the toaster oven until everything is melty and hot. Tonight I borrowed some crushed red pepper flakes from the pizzeria. My salad is pre-made and waiting in my Tupperware container, so everything was easy as pizza pie. Now back to the next episode...


Retta said...

I LOVE Dr Who.. been a fan since the dark ages, back when they had the cheap cheesey sets made from cardboard and paint. It was hilarious and campy, and the alien costumes soo funny and fake and so much tongue-in-cheek humor... did I mention I love it?!

Guess that makes me a Whovian! LOL!

orneryswife said...

I made something similar to this tonight for dinner. I used grated zucchini mixed with an egg and some shredded cheese--baked for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then added the toppings. Oh. My. Gosh! That was SOOOO good! Thanks for the reminder about pizza, Lisa. :)

Lisa Marshall said...

Hey Tracy! Did your crust get crunchy? Every time I have ever tried a Cleochatra type crust with cauliflower or zucchini, it stuck like crazy and stayed wet in the middle. I am on a mission to stay away from the oven as much as possible in the heat of the day, so sans crust is for me!Reminder of pizza? No need to remind me---it is on my all time favorites list!

Eileen said...

I love this idea! Do you ever use low carb/high fiber flours like almond flour or coconut flour?