Thursday, September 12, 2013

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Pizza is one of those foods that is notoriously difficult to eat when you have diabetes.  But you can make your own crust with either zucchini or cauliflower, both of which are very low in carbs, and your sugar will be fine! If you use zucchini, pat it dry with a paper towel or put it under the broiler for a few minutes to get some of the liquid off of it because it may be soggy if you don't.

Olive oil and flour for the pan
2 cups (packed) grated zucchini
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F. Drizzle a little olive oil in a 10" pie pan and coat lightly with flour.
Combine the zucchini, eggs, flour, mozzarella, parmesan, basil, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Spread into the pie pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. About halfway through the baking, brush with the remaining olive oil. Remove from oven. When it has cooled for about 10 minutes, use a spatula to loosen the crust from the pan so it won't break later.
Top with your favorite pizza items and bake at 400 F until heated through.
Servings: 4

Amount per ServingCalories: 306
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Total Fat: 20g
Saturated: 6g
Trans: 0g
Sodium: 402mg
Protein: 21g