January 14, 2013

Easy Deep-Dish Pizza Pie

Pizza, the one food that I think most people who have given up grains miss the most. There are lots of recipes out there for the perfect grain-free pizza but I think this one beats them all because of it's simplicity and it taste JUST LIKE PIZZA!

My favorite part of eating pizza has always been the toppings!  And this pizza is 99% toppings and a little "crust" at the bottom to told everything together.  If you don't like certain ingredients, omit them and add your favorite pizza toppings!   A recipe for the most part is a template so I hope you use this recipe as a guide to make YOUR favorite pizza!

I think the next one I do will be with pineapple, bacon & ham!  Or even BBQ Chicken Pizza (use chicken instead of sausage and my BBQ Sauce instead of tomatoes.)   The possibilities are endless!

Don't want a big Pie??  
Simply half all of ingredients and use a round glass baking dish.

Eat this warm right out of the oven or enjoy cold as my brother used to do growing up! Enjoy!

Easy Deep-Dish Pizza Pie
Serves 12

1 & 1/2 lb Italian Sausage, casing removed
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4-8 oz chopped mushrooms
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp garlic powder or 4-5 cloves crushed garlic
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
1 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
8 oz mozzarella cheese, fresh or shredded

6 eggs
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Cooked, crumbled bacon
Sliced Olives
More mushrooms

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Lube a 9X13 inch oven safe dish with butter or coconut oil.

In a large, heavy bottom frying pan over medium heat, add Italian sausage.  Using potato masher (finally a use for that thing), break up sausage into smaller pieces.  Add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and red pepper flakes.  Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes until sausage is cooked and veggies are tender.  Turn heat to low and add garlic, basil, oregano & tomatoes.  Stir and taste for salt.  Turn off heat.

In medium bowl, prepare "crust" by blending all ingredients with whisk until well incorporated.  Pour "crust" mixture into bottom of lubed 9X13 dish.  Pour sausage and veggie mixture over "crust". Top with most of mozzarella cheese, reserving 1/2 cup.   Cover cheese with pepperoni, crumbled bacon, olives, etc.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has browned.  Allow to stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with crushed red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese if so desired.

If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out my new Cookbook, Satisfying Eats, 
filled with over 250 Grain-Free, Sugar-Free and Low-Carb Recipes!

Carb Count for Pizza:  4 Net Carbs per serving


  1. This looks SO delicious..and I love the ingedients :)

  2. We had this for dinner tonight. It was very good, but my kids weren't too excited about the texture. I contribute that to the eggs...do you think I could increase the almond flour to maybe a cup, and cut the eggs to 3-4? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated :)

  3. @sdheird, glad you tried the pizza. The intent of this "pizza" is to be all about the toppings but you can increase the almond flour to give yourself more of a crust. The little bit of egg is to hold it together a bit. This is defiantly not Pizza Hut crust but hopefully it helps with the pizza craving! ;-) Hope this helps.

  4. It sure helped with my craving! Thanks for the fast response! We are all new to this lifestyle and I'm not giving up :) I'm looking forward to trying all of your recipes!

  5. Does your cookbook only come in the ebook version?????

  6. @Carmen, the cookbook is also available in a spiral bound version. Here is the link: http://astore.amazon.com/satisfyingeat-20/detail/0578116405 Thanks so much!

  7. I made this pizza tonight and we loved it! So easy!!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I also got your book last night and I can't wait to try the recipes in there!

  8. I just made this dish for the first time and it was delicious! My husband is a type 2 diabetic and I am so glad I found your blog! I have ordered your cookbook also! Thank you so much!

  9. I have made this dish several times using turkey pepperoni, mushrooms, and broccoli. My husband and I love it! We also purchased your cookbook and have made many of the recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time to create dishes that are low-carb and wheat free.

  10. I wonder if you could make this just skipping the crust or do you think it would burn?

  11. @julie, be sure to check out new blog over at www.satisfyingeats.com. I am sure you could omit crust, just be sure to lube your dish. Since everything is already cooked, you will just put it in the oven long enough to melt cheese.

  12. How can I get your cook book? It says it is unavailable :-(

  13. Do you think you could make this a couple days early and then reheat? Was thinking of trying it for company.

  14. Do you think you could make this a couple days early and then reheat? Was thinking of trying it for company.


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