Gorging on a piping hot, cheesy slice of pizza is a joy that knows no bounds. However, for those on a low-carb journey, traditional pizza might seem unreachable. But fear not! We’re here to redefine your pizza experience and show you a way without the carb-loaded crust and toppings! In this article, we’ll guide you through the quest for the best low-carb pizza base and provide invaluable tips on selecting the best toppings that will satisfy your cravings while keeping your carb intake in check. Get ready to embark on a delicious guilt-free pizza adventure that will leave you craving more. Discover how to savour every bite, and get pizza night back on the menu!
Low-Carb Pizza Base
Let’s start with the basics, the base! This is where traditional pizzas pack the most carbohydrates. If you’ve been following low-carb for a while, we’re sure you’ve tried a whole range of low-carb pizza base options like cauliflower, cheese or even squash —however, we’ve found that none of these cover the craving for that crusty cheesy pizza quite right.
Our pizza bases are made using our low-carb flour blend and come in at only 1.4g carbs per base! Sold in a pack of 4 and stores great in the freezer, meaning that you’ll always have a perfect low-carb meal available for when the cravings hit.
- Preheat your oven to 170°C (fan).
- Remove the pizza base from the freezer.
- Add your pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.
- Cook for 10 minutes, until the cheese is golden and melted.
Low-Carb Pizza Sauce
Now that you have your pizza base, it’s time to make the sauce. Once you get this recipe right, we can promise that this will become a staple in your household. This sauce can also be frozen for up to 6 months, so it’s perfect for batch cooking!
Be careful when you choose your produce though, as tomato passata can range greatly in carb content. Make sure you check the nutritional information.
Experiment with the seasoning and find your perfect, personalised low-carb pizza sauce recipe. To get you started, we have got the baseline recipe for you here!
Low-Carb Pizza Toppings
Meat: The category where it’s (almost) impossible to go wrong! Pepperoni, ham, sausage, bacon, shredded chicken, ground beef and anchovies are all great alternatives for pizza toppings, just make sure you cook the meat before adding it to the base! However, certain meat products can have added ingredients like sugar, so make sure you read the nutritional information or get clean meat from your local butchers.
Herbs: Oregano, rosemary, basil and thyme are all synonymous with pizza. Although at first glance they seem high in carbs, remember that you don’t need much to make a difference so the total carbs added shouldn’t be too high.
Vegetables: Olives, mushrooms, onions, artichokes, green peppers, pickled jalapeños and broccoli would all fit perfectly on your pizza. However, certain toppings like pineapples could add a lot of unnecessary carbs to your meal.
Cheese: Hard cheeses are generally lower in carbs than soft cheeses. And, although it could be tempting to purchase the ready-shredded pack – be warned that some of these have added starch, so it might be better to shred the cheese yourself.