Kate Johnson: No Carb Pizza (recipe)

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

Recently, I saw an alternative pizza crust idea floating around on my TikTok page. I thought it looked so good that I made one the very next day; and wow!
There are times when we watch our carbs to shed a few pounds or to keep blood sugar in check and this idea is a quick, easy and delicious solution. Plus, I can think of a number of alternatives to this recipe to make unique and mouth-watering meals.

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

Kate Johnson is a longtime resident of Carson City. She is an avid gardener, cook, musician and dog lover.

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