Kate Johnson: Pizza without the carbs (recipe)

Kate Johnson offers a variety of recipes for an alternative pizza crust.

Kate Johnson offers a variety of recipes for an alternative pizza crust.

Recently, I saw an idea for an alternative pizza crust come past my TikTok page. I thought it looked so good that I made one up the very next day; and wow!
There are those times when we are watching our carbohydrates either to drop a few pounds or to keep the blood sugar in good standing and this idea is a quick, easy and delicious solution. Furthermore, I can think of a number of alternatives to this recipe for making some unique and enticing meals.

Meat-Crust Pizza
1 pound chicken cooked and shredded (I used left over rotisserie, but canned would work fine)
1 egg
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (well grated works best)
Mix ingredients. Spread onto parchment placed on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until a golden brown.
3-4 tablespoons preferred barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 pound asparagus
1/2 head shredded purple cabbage
2 cups spinach roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
In a medium skillet heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add asparagus and cabbage with some salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Add spinach and cook until wilted about 1-2 minutes.
Spread barbecue sauce on meat crust, top with vegetable mixture and sprinkle with cheese. You can put it back into the oven when it is cooling down for about 5 minutes just to melt the cheese.
Viola! A quick, easy, healthy and really delicious pizza alternative.
Other ideas:
You could use a raw mix of meats and cook until it reaches appropriate temperature (160 degrees for well done) probably closer to 30 to 40 minutes.
Mediterranean: Lamb/beef mixture topped with hummus, black olives, artichoke hearts, arugula and feta.
Hamburger: Beef (either cooked and chopped or ground) topped with thousand island dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, jalapeños, bacon, pre-cooked potatoes (hash browns or just cubed and boiled), mushrooms, cheese, etc. … you get the idea.
Fish: Left over salmon topped with pesto, chopped and sautéed (carrots, asparagus, zucchini), burrata cheese, fresh parsley
Pork: Anything LOL!

Kate Johnson is a long-time resident of Carson City. She is an avid gardener, cook, musician and lover of dogs.


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