Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quick & Easy Low-Carb High-Fiber (Turkey) Pepperoni Pizza

If there was one thing I could eat just about every day, it would be pizza. What's not to love about carbs + melted cheese? Oh right, that would tons of carbs and fat, and with a metabolism that is slowing down year after year, I'm no longer a spring chicken.



Kalyn's Kitchen uses Flatout flat bread as her base, tops it off with some pizza sauce, and then adds some mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni. A lower fat and carb alternative without sacrificing the flavor? Count me in! These are easy, quick, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. Or, we like to have them no Friday nights and pop in a movie.



Ingredients:
  • 1 piece Flatout Multigrain flatbread (they sell these in the bakery section of my grocery store)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Muir Glen Pizza Sauce (or any low-sugar pizza sauce; sometimes we use spaghetti sauce)
  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup low-fat pizza cheese (we use Kroger brand)
  • 12-15 pieces turkey pepperoni

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. 
  2. While oven heats, put flat cookie sheet into oven to heat for 5 minutes. (If you have a pizza stone, that would work great here.) 
  3. After about 5 minutes, remove cookie sheet, drizzle on about 1 tsp. olive oil, and spread around with paper towel. (Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan.) 
  4. Put flatbread on pan, put in oven and cook 2-3 minutes, just until bottom of the flatbread is slightly toasted.
  5. Remove cookie sheet from oven and turn flatbread over, then spread 2 Tbsp pizza sauce on the toasted side, spreading around with your fingers or a pastry brush so there is a very thin layer of pizza sauce on the entire surface of flatbread. 
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over sauce, and spread around so it covers sauce.
  7. Layer pepperoni, then mushrooms, over the cheese, finishing with 1/4 cup more cheese.
  8. Put cookie sheet back into hot oven and cook pizza 7-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly browned and pizza is done. Watch it carefully the last couple of minutes. Serve hot.


Nutritional info (1 flatout pizza, 15 turkey pepperoni slices): 423 calories, 20g carbs, 25g fat, 9g protein

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