Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Deep Dish Pizza, low carb style
You should have seeeeeeen my husband when I announced that we would be having deep dish pizza in the midst of my low carb crazy. His dimples got really deep and he widened his eyes. I swear his tendons in his neck stood out. We don't even eat deep dish pizza during regular meal planning!
The poor guy. Every weird health thing I decide to do, he follows. And for what it's worth, he's very healthy, so my weirdness must not be toooooo bad.
Truthfully, I hadn't had deep dish pizza til I had it at Tom's mom's house. Tom's mom is a master chef. She cooks phenomenal meals, and to my understanding, her deep dish pizza is one of Tom's favorite things ever. I may never achieve that high status, but I can at least provide cheesy goodness.
For now, here is what we did. We used this recipe from Your Lighter Side. Since Tom is not such a lover of baco (but I AM!), we used veggies and pepperoni for this pizza.
**Update: I thought this was pizza-like the first day and somewhat less so, but still tasty, the second.
1.5 c cooked shredded chicken breast (ours was marinated in sriracha and sour cream)
1.5 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1) Mix in processor until it pearls up. Squish into springform pan. Cook for 20-25 minutes at 350.
Add in yo' fixins.
For us, it was 1/2 c sauce, pepperonis to fit, 1/4 c red pepper, 1/4 c sweet onion, 1/4 c green pepper. Then we covered it all in mozzarella and baked 30 minutes.
Nom nom nom nom nom.
BTW, I am trying to add some monetary associations to this:
1 lb chicken: 1.89
1.5 c mozz: 2.5
topper cheese: 4.5
Total for pizza: 11.59
Yes, this is an expensive creation for my blog. We could have spread it out and recuped the cost. Sure. But we live large. We ate this over two days.