When making healthier eating choices, pizza can be one of the most difficult foods for many people to give up. Fortunately, there are some ways to improve this favorite food’s nutritional profile dramatically. Here I’ve made a crust out of a mixture of almond meal, cheese and eggs. I chose to use sausage, basil, and jalepenos for toppings, but other meats and veggies will be equally delicious. Experiment with mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or chicken.
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 2 eggs
- 3 TBS olive oil
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan or romano cheese
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 tsp chopped garlic (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
- dash of salt
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour (Trader Joe’s is cheapest)
- 8oz canned tomato sauce
- 8oz fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 lb loose pork sausage (spicy)
- 1 small package fresh basil leaves
- 1 large jalepeno
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together eggs and olive oil.
- Mix in parmesan, herbs, almond flour, & salt and combine well.
- Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Making two medium sized crusts is typically a little easier than one large crust, leave space between the dough.
- Use a piece of Saran Wrap and your hands to flatten the mixture into a thin pizza pie. Carefully peel off the plastic wrap
- Bake the crusts in the oven for 12 minutes.
- While the crust is baking, brown the sausage in a medium pan. Drain and/or blot dry if desired.
- Remove the crust and top with the tomato sauce, chopped fresh mozzarella, chopped basil leaves, sausage, and chopped jalepeno (seeds optional, depending on desired spiciness).
- Bake for an additional 12 minutes.
Pairs well with caprese salad and apple berry almond crisp!