Pizza Meatza satisfies cravings KetoLuxe style
I absolutely love pizza. It’s in my blood. The Mother lived on pizza while pregnant with me. From the franchise my family co-owned, my dad brought it to serve the entire maternity ward when I was born. A staple food of my life, I’ve eaten pizza for dinner, celebrations, and quick bites.
So, I had to have keto pizza. When I first started the keto way of life, I tried out all sorts of gluten free recipes. Pork rind, cauliflower, cheese-based dough, and many other low carb crusts left me hungry for the real thing. Then I discovered meatza. My version includes succulent sausage topped with Marvelous Marinara and melty mozzarella fills that me with happiness. All my favorite parts of the pizza without a soggy crust satisfies my cravings. Friends who eat paleo love it.
Chef Alexa can’t resist eating Pizza Meatza during this photo shoot for the upcoming KetoLuxe cookbook.
When we did the photo shoot of Pizza Meatza, I couldn’t resist having a bite. Sam caught me as I enjoyed a warm slice. It looked especially delicious on my favorite Le Creuset dinnerware. Sam laughingly admonished me for messing up the shoot. I didn’t care. That’s the KetoLuxe life.
After I started eating, Sam had to have some, too. Here’s an attempt to camouflage missing pieces by adding Caesar Salad in a Parmesan Bowl and a knife.
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1 pound Italian sausage (check the label to make sure sugar-free)
1 cup Marvelous Marinara
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella
4 sandwich size pepperoni slices
8 fresh basil leaves
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a round pizza pan, press raw sausage, forming a raised “crust” around the edges. Cover entire pan.
- Bake sausage for 10 minutes.
- Drain excess grease from sausage.
- Spread middle part of sausage with marinara, not raised “crust.” Sprinkle marinara with mozzarella. Top with individual pieces of pepperoni.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
- Garnish with basil.
- Cut pizza into eight triangles. Serve warm.
Want more or different toppings? Substitute your favorite ketogenic diet vegetables or meats.
If you don’t have Marvelous Marinara for this dish, substitute your go-to low carb sauce from the store. Since a lot of Sam’s favorite dishes include tomato sauce, I keep Marvelous Marinara in portioned bags in the freezer. That way, she’s able to control her Type 2 Diabetes with sugar-free sauce.
These aren’t the giant servings that we all grew up eating of pizza. I like to pair it with a Caesar or other greens salad to have a filling dinner while still staying low carb.
NUTRITION BREAKDOWN, EACH SERVING
Net carbs: 2.1 grams
Total carbs: 2.7 grams
Fiber: 0.6 grams
Fat: 25.8 grams
Protein: 16.4 grams
Glycemic load: 1.0