Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flax Meal Pizza Dough from the Atkins Recipe Exchange

I think it's almost universal with all low carbers to miss the occasional pizza. So this is a new pizza dough for us all to try. The person on the recipe exchange used no sugar added spaghetti sauce as a base. It is fairly easy to make a pizza sauce from scratch that tastes more like pizza sauce. So, when I try this dough recipe, I'll use my sauce and report back to you. This really looks like a good recipe!


I've adapted the cheese crust pizza recipe by adding some flax meal. I find it sucks up the oils from the cheese and gives the crust more of a puffy/doughy texture. It could easily pass for a whole grain dough, it fooled my husband even! And you get some fibre. :)

Crust (for one person 6 inch, double the recipe for a 12 inch)

2 Tablespoons Flax Meal
1 cup shredded cheese (mozza or marble works best)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (or garlic powder if you like it less salty)

Mix it up in a bowl then spread it on parchment paper on a pizza pan. Pressing it out with the back of a spoon allows you to spread better and more evenly than with your fingers (less messy too!!!)

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 425 for 15 minutes or until the top gets a slightly beige tint to it. May need 20 minutes for a double recipe.

Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes or so. Then top with sauce and toppings of your choice. Turn the oven on to Hi Broil and throw it back in for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts on the top. Be careful how long you leave it in there as the edges of the “crust” will tend to start burning and once that starts it goes quickly…

Delish!!! I use Classico spaghetti sauce as my pizza sauce, it’s low carb and there is no sugar in it.

Nutritional information for the crust alone:

Calories 475
Fat 32.1g
Carb 9.2g
Fiber 4.1g
Net Carbs = 5.1g
Prot 38.7g

Please note: Don't try this without parchment paper, it has a tendency to stick too easily to just about anything else. I haven't tried a non-stick pizza pan though, so that may work.

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