Delicious NO CARB pizza recipe

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A few weeks ago I started following the Atkins Program.   I was doing well with it and felt fantastic but I had 1 problem – carb and fruit cravings.  While I felt that the Atkins program works for some people, I also felt that obviously my body was telling me something because the carb cravings were so strong I could have eaten a piece of cardboard.

Then I remembered something.

Suzanne Somers.

Over 10 years ago I followed the Suzanne Somer’s Somercize Plan and was very successful with it.  In fact, my mom, my sister and my karate instructor began following it as well after I did and experienced similar success.  We lost weight, felt great and it really didn’t feel like a “diet” because it’s not.  It’s a way of life!

The Somercize plan is basically this:

  • Eliminate (added) sugar and other “funky foods” (caffeine, white flour, potatoes, nuts, and a few others)
  • Eat fruit alone and on an empty stomach
  • Eat carbs (fat/protein free) and veggies together
  • Eat fats/proteins and veggies together
  • Wait three hours to switch between carbs & fats

On “level 2″ once you reach your goal you can add some of the funky foods back in and experiment with mixing carbs & fats to see what works for you to maintain your weight.

Somercize gives me the freedom to still enjoy all the food groups, but still encourages me to eat healthier, and promotes weight loss.  She has all the scientific diet information in her books, so if you are interested in WHY this works, I’m sure your local library has her books.  In the last 10+ years Suzanne has put out 5 books about Somercizing, each one with new recipes and refining the plan and adding more up-to-date information.

One of the hardest things for me eating this way is pizza…or lack-there-of.  I love pizza.  It is probably my biggest weakness.  Thanks to Suzanne, and her book, Suzanne Somers’ Fast and Easy: Lose Weight the Somersize Way with Quick, Delicious Meals for the Entire Family!, I can now enjoy pizza and still stay on the program!

The original recipe called for a cookie cutter and wasting some of the “crust” to make 4″ individual pizzas. I have modified it so there is no waste and you get a whole pan full of pizza. Also, the original recipe called for some salt in the crust but I didn’t like it so I took it out. You can obviously use whatever toppings you want.

Delicious no carb pizza recipe made without nuts or flours of any kind. Gluten-free, grain-free & perfect for low carb diets.

No Carb Pizza

Ingredients:

For the crust: For the pizza:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of full fat cream cheese (room temp.)
  • 2 eggs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup jarred marinara sauce*
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sauteed pepperoni
  • Garlic powder


*Finding a sauce that doesn’t contain added sugar is not easy, but I did find a “no sugar added” by Ragu that with a few added seasonings tastes fantastic on the pizza. You could always make your own too but I’m not THAT brave yet.

Directions:

For the crust: For the pizza:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter a 9×13 baking dish
  • Blend cream cheese and eggs and season with pepper & garlic powder
  • Add parmesan cheese and stir until combined
  • Pour into buttered baking dish
  • Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown
  • Let crust cool for 10 minutes before adding toppings
  • After crust is cooked, raise oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix together marinara sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper & oregano
  • Top crust with marinara and spread evenly
  • Top with mozzarella cheese
  • Add toppings
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly

This pizza really surprised me.  It is so good we had it for dinner one day and then I made it again for lunch the very next day.  You know what, I want it again today too!

The crust is not crisp like traditional pizza.  Make sure you cook it til the top is golden brown and let it cool the full 10 minutes before adding the toppings and that will help.  You still may end up with a fork, but good, soft pizza is better than no pizza!

If you are looking for other low carb recipes, check out these low carb cookbooks on Amazon.

If you like this recipe, check out my updated (still no/low carb) version here: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Pizza Recipe
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Comments

  1. Ase says

    It definitely has carbs but it’s a low-carb recipe. When carb counting 15g of carbs= 1 net carb.

    Low carb eating still requires some carbs. This is helpful for people like me who are diabetic.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Laura says

    THIS LIE MESSED UP MY WEIGHT LOSE! I am mad! This has over 30 carbs for the recipe listed and I followed! Never again! SO MAD!

  3. Heidi says

    I have been on Jorge Cruise 100 Diet for 3 week and have lost 15 lb eating low carbohydrates every thing in this pizza is on the diet. It is free of sugar calories under 2 carbs. I eat pizza, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and lose weight. Thank you so much the pizza is absolutely incredible.

  4. Brittney Dillinger says

    I am eager to try this pizza, but I feel I must tell you that this is not at all a “no carb” pizza. I see many are trying to defend you by saying it is, but it isn’t.

    Mozzarella: 2.25g Carbohydrates for 1 cup
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/26?manu=&fgcd=

    Parmesan: 7.89g carbohydrates for 1/4 cup
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/32?manu=&fgcd=

    Cream cheese: 9.23g carbohydrates for 8oz
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/17?manu=&fgcd=

    Egg: 0.72g carbohydrates for 2 large eggs
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/112?manu=&fgcd=

    This would be a low carb pizza, for sure, and I am going to give it a go, but I would recommend changing the title as many people will get screwed up. A lot of people are trying to remain low carb or even stay in a state of ketosis and something like this that actually has carbohydrates (all from sugars, too, none coming from dietary fiber) they could get overly zealous and consume more than necessary.

  5. Kate says

    Get the walden farms basil and tomato sauce. Ive used it to make my own pizzas with pita bread and its on point! The sauce has ZERO carbs. So that right there cuts out alot of carbs that everyone is complaining about. I’m excited to make this!!

  6. Kaitlin says

    This pizza was absolutely incredible! I used 1/3 fat cream cheese and had to leave it in for about 27 minutes to get golden brown but it was excellent. Would definitely make again! Thank you for the recipe!

  7. Kimberly Taylor says

    I would like to follow along with you on removing the additives, GMO, and living on REAL honest to goodness plants and vegetables. I want to get to the point where me and my family can live off the land. Grow/harvest our foods. My husband is diabetic so I have to do this for us both. It will take a while. But, bring it on; we can do this! Along with your pizza. :o)
    Farm living will be ours soon.
    Thanks.

    Shoot for the stars, so when you float to the moon you’re still above the clouds!!!
    Kim Taylor

  8. Bianca says

    this is an excellent idea I’ve been craving pizza. Definitely going to have to try it. But will have to make some adjustments and eat a very small portion because it is not completely carb free.

    I do suggest changing the name to low-carb not no-carb

    just in the crust alone the cream cheese, being full fat is 1 carb per oz
    eggs also have carbs and garlic powder is EXTREMELY high in carbs. Fresh garlic would be an excellent adjustment to the recipe since it has way fewer carbs than garlic powder does.

  9. Kristin says

    I’m a little disappointed b/c it’s labeled as NO Carb, but has almost 20 (more if you use the amount of sauce required) carbs…Should be low carb recipe…maybe.

  10. Lee says

    id like to try making your no carb pizza but I’m unable to do dairy from cow and sheep. Would you have any suggestions for me?

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