Eggplant Pizza Low Carb Recipe

Eggplant Pizza Low Carb makes the ideal crust for this healthy and delicious pizza. If you love pizza, you’re going to love this dish! And all that soft melted cheese makes it all even more mouthwatering and fun to eat. Eggplant Pizza Low Carb is a quick and easy dinner recipe, with all the macronutrients to keep your blood sugar low and help you lose track of your weight. It is keto, gluten-free, seriously scrumptious as well as low carb. Eggplant is a great “vehicle” for flavor. What do this statement mean by this? It’s pretty mild on its own so it pairs really well with complex flavors, making it a great base for a recipe!

Eggplant Pizza Low Carb

Low-carb Eggplant Pizza Recipe and Content by North South Blonde

What are the benefits of eating eggplant?

Eggplants are very nutrient dense – meaning they pack a lot of vitamins and minerals in without a ton of calories. They’re low in carbs, but high in fiber, folate, potassium and manganese along with other vitamins and minerals. One important thing to note: eggplant, just like tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and tomatillos, are in the nightshade family. Nightshades are typically safe to consume but they do contain alkaloids so if you’re someone who struggles with autoimmune conditions, IBS or other food sensitives consuming nightshades might contribute to your condition.

Is eggplant good for losing weight?

Because of eggplant’s texture, flavor and ability to replace higher calorie foods, eggplants are great to incorporate when trying to lose weight – and this recipe is the perfect example! Instead of making or ordering pizza with a doughy crust loaded with calories, you can easily make this eggplant pizza that is packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals! All the pizza flavor is still there — you’re just replacing the crust with something a bit healthier.

How do you cook eggplant?

There is a myth that raw eggplant is poisonous. This isn’t true, however, the leaves and flowers of the plant can be toxic. And like I mentioned above, plants in the nightshade family, all contain alkaloids. One alkaloid present in eggplant is called solanine and it can be poisonous when consumed in extremely large quantities.

So yes, eggplant is okay to consume raw, but at the end of the day it tastes much better cooked – plus there are so many ways to cook it! You can eat the skin and the small seeds, just make sure you cut off the green stem on the top. You can cut it into strips (lengthwise) or into rounds (widthwise). Bake it, roast it, grill it, pan-fry it… so many options. As for peeling eggplant, you certainly don’t have to peel them – it’s really your choice. The skin is completely edible, but sometimes with larger eggplants, the skin can be a little tough and you may want to consider peeling.

Other recipes you might like to try: Simple Protein Pizza Crust, Chicken Crust Pizza, Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes

Eggplant Pizza Low Carb
Eggplant Pizza Low Carb
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Eggplant Pizza is a quick and easy dinner recipe, with all the macronutrients to keep your blood sugar low and help you lose weight. It is keto, low carb, gluten-free, and seriously scrumptious.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Eggplant Pizza Low Carb
Eggplant Pizza Low Carb
Print Recipe
Eggplant Pizza is a quick and easy dinner recipe, with all the macronutrients to keep your blood sugar low and help you lose weight. It is keto, low carb, gluten-free, and seriously scrumptious.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle it with olive oil.
  2. Wash and dry eggplant and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Spread slices apart on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and add toppings. Spoon on the marinara sauce (organic, no sugar added), add shredded cheese and pepperoni. Add extra toppings as desired -- chicken, bacon, ham, vegetables, mushrooms, olives, etc.
  4. Broil in the oven, on high, until desired crispiness. Careful not to burn.
  5. Serve immediately using a spatula and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Notes

1 serving (about 4 pizzas) = 4 NET CARBS

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