Low-Carb Pizza with Spaghetti-Squash Crust

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1 egg + 2 egg whites
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
  2. Press spaghetti squash in a strainer to remove excess moisture.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine spaghetti squash, mozzarella cheese, egg and egg whites, garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well, then allow to sit for a few minutes. If liquid gathers at the bottom after a few minutes, drain it.
  4. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pizza dish. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until crust appears dry.
  5. Saute mushrooms and onion in a pan until mushrooms soften and onions are translucent.
  6. Remove crust from oven and spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Evenly add onion, mushrooms and spinach, then top with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust begins to brown. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 212 Calories
  • 10 g Fat
  • 14 g Carbohydrate
  • 16 g Protein

Source: Jo and Sue on Blogspot

Photo credit: Geishabot on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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