This is based on Nigella Lawson recipe I adapted – Meatzza. Basically, you use mince to create a base, and top with the traditional pizza favourites, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
Nigella’s recipe uses porridge oats. I swapped these for ground almonds. They are there to give the base substance. I also changed the herb from parsley to thyme. Serve with a green salad, or to keep the Italian theme going you could try this Keto garlic bread recipe on the Diet Doctor website.
- 500g minced beef
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3tbsp ground almonds
- 50g grated Parmesan
- 1tbsp thyme leaves
- 1tsp salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 1tsp dried oregano
- 125g ball of Mozzarella
- Fresh basil
Grease a 28-cm baking tin. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.
In a bowl, mix the meat with the garlic, ground almonds, half the grated Parmesan, thyme, salt and eggs. Do this with the tips of your fingers so you don’t overhandle the meat, as too much handling makes it tough.
Press the meat into the tin. Drain some of the liquid off the tinned tomatoes. Mix with the oregano and spread it over the meat crust. Slice the Mozzarella and put it on top, along with the rest of the Parmesan.
Cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Top with the fresh basil and serve.
Serves 4. 5g carbs and 1g fibre per serving.
Low-carb pizza for dinner? Anyone who follows a low-carb diet for diabetes is probably familiar with the work of Dr Andreas Eenfeldt.
The Swedish practitioner set up the Diet Doctor blog in 2007. The blog is now the most popular health blog in Scandinavia and the website offers all kinds of useful resources for those wanting to take up a low carb high fat diet. There are expert videos, how to courses and lots of recipes.
I decided to try one out this week – for low-carb pizza. This version uses aubergine slices to replace the bread. I adapted it slightly, but you can see the original recipe here.
Don’t forget that our book, The Diabetes Diet contains plenty of low-carb recipes and advice on how to adjust your medication when you embark on a low carb diet, which applies to those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Low Carb Pizza
- 1 aubergine, medium to large
- 200g minced beef (use pork or turkey if you prefer)
- 200g tinned tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ small onion
- 150g grated cheese – use a mix of mozzarella and cheddar for the best taste)
- ½ tbsp. dried oregano
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Slice the aubergines length-wise about ⅓–½ inches (1 cm) thick. Coat with olive oil and bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until they turn a little in colour. Turn them half-way through cooking.
Fry the meat, finely chopped onion and garlic in pan until the onions have softened the meat is browned. Add the tomato sauce and seasoning. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes or more.
Remove the aubergine slices from the oven and spread the meat mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese and oregano. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Serve with a green salad.
Allow roughly 10-13g of carbohydrates per portion.