This low carb pizza mix is certainly a good alternative to the high carb version!
Disclosure: I was provided with this Pizza Mix from LC Foods free of charge in exchange for my fair and honest review. Please see my disclosure policy.
Pizza. I don’t think there are any low-carbers out there who don’t crave “real” pizza. But, we must be strong. There are many great recipes for making alternative pizza crusts, including cauliflower crusts, low carb tortilla crust, pork rind crust, or even a cheese and egg mixture!
But I thought it was worth checking out this Low Carb Pizza and Calzone Mix from LC Foods.
Instructions are fairly straight forward – add olive oil, warm water, and instant yeast to the mix, form a dough, then knead it. Then leave it in a warm place for 30-60 minutes until it doubles or triples in size. I’ve tried this three times and I didn’t get anywhere near tripling! But it was probably close to doubling.
Then form it into a pizza shape. The whole bag makes three small pizzas – about 8-10″ diameter each. Prebaking the crust is a pretty good idea – it only needs a few minutes before adding toppings. Pictured here is tomato sauce, pepperoni leftover from making Pepperoni Chips, and some yummy burrata!
Then bake it like a normal pizza. Taste wise the crust is very pleasant – just filling enough without being too hearty.
As for carbohydrates I confess that like the Low Carb Pancake Mix I didn’t find the serving size particularly easy to understand. So the label states that one serving is three tablespoons of the mix which is approximately 4-5″ pizza slice. I guess they’re saying that one 8-10″ pizza is two servings, which is certainly not the case where I am concerned!! However, the net carbs per serving are only 1g, so if I do just happen to eat the whole pizza, the crust is only 2g net carbs. Plus the toppings, of course. And that sounds great to me!
These are definitely good enough to serve at parties – although three small pizzas might not go round many people!
Next I think I will try the Freshly Baked Low Carb Pizza Shells!