Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My dinner tonight - Skillet Pizza!!!

I'm posting this for those of you who love pizza as much as I do. I love a good thin crust, gooey pizza - loaded with toppings. The following is the next best thing!

Skillet Pizza

Needed:

  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Toppings of Choice
  • 10 inch non-stick skillet

Set pan over medium high heat. Add a layer of Mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the pan. When the cheese starts bubbling, add toppings (don't overload it or you'll have a tough time later). Tonight I just added pepperoni.



Start watching the edges of the cheese. Once the edges start to brown, you can use a spatula to lift the them, as seen below.



Once the edges are browned all the way around, you can carefully slide the spatula under the "pizza" and slide it off onto a plate.



Let the pizza cool just a bit so the cheese will firm up. Then you can use a pizza cutter to slice it up. Now you can pick it up with your hands and eat it just like a regular pizza. It gives you all the taste, but leaves out all the carbs!




Now I didn't give carb counts with this because it will really vary with what you put on it. You can spread your cheese in the pan before you put it on the heat to see how much it will take to cover it. Then dump the cheese in a measuring cup so you'll know your carb counts. Measure out your toppings as well.

This is a nice treat for those times you are dying for pizza. It's great for plans like Atkins. Just remember that you can over do cheese on Atkins as well, so don't eat more than one of these in a 24 hour period. And if you notice you aren't losing as fast after eating these, then only make them an occasional part of your plan, since too much cheese can stall some people.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

katiep said...

Mmmm - that pizza is making me hungry - I can't imagine how many calories with all that cheese, but nevermind, I think I will blow one day's allowance on trying it - got to be better than giving in to real pizza right??
The question is - can you only eat one slice??? SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT :)
K xxx

Sparky's Girl said...

Katie,
Are you on a plan that is restricting calories? I guess I don't think about that because that last time I did Atkins I didn't worry about calories, just carbs. I generally ate around 2000 calories a day and lost weight quickly. This time I watching them a little closer, but not obsessing over them.

Oh.. when I said just eat one in a 24 hour period, I meant one pizza.. not one slice. :0)