It’s that time of the year! Tax time!
I kid, I kid. It’s almost the Super Bowl!
Be sure to subscribe to me and check out my interview with Sugar-Free Sheila for more Super Bowl ideas!
So can you think of any better thing to put into your super bowl (or onto your super plate, as it were) than some righteous ooey, gooey pizza action?
Like a Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza, this cheese-tacular pizza gets to the end zone with added bonuses. We’re talking gluten-free and low-carb, baby. Spike the ball! Do a little end zone dance wobble. You’ve earned this one.
But unlike the original cauliflower (or zucchini) pizza crusts, this pizza is easier to handle and creates a pretty terrific dish from that leftover chicken you’ve wondered what to do with (a boneless, skinless chicken breast will net roughly 2 cups of processed chicken).
I’ve even outlined the process below in images.
Tip: Have the string cheese unwrapped, divided, and ready to go ahead of time.
Tip: Don’t panic if your dough looks uncooked underneath. The second baking will help darken the sides.
The result? A delectable crust filled with a little something extra. Because I said so, that’s why!
Easy Cheese in the Crust Pizza
2 cups cooked chicken breast
2 cup packed mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp parsley, dried
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 pieces string cheese, broken into thirds
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
14 slices pepperoni
1/2 cup natural pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using baked chicken, process the meat into a fine couscous consistency. Add cheese and process the chicken and cheese together. Mixture will resemble a meal/thick, dense crumb consistency. Press chicken/cheese mixture on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Top with parsley, basil, onion and garlic powder. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool for five minutes.
With a spatula, loosen the edges of the crust. Lay string cheese around the edge. Roll the crust over the top. Press. Continue working around the pan until the entire pizza’s edges are folded and pressed over the cheese. Top with sauce, cheese, and then toppings. Bake for 6-8 minutes more, or until the toppings melt. Let cool for five minutes. Slice and serve.
Makes an entire 12-14″ pizza.
Nutritional information per 1/8 of pizza, prepared with toppings listed above: Calories: 223 , Carbohydrates: 3.5 g , Fiber: .4 g, Net Carbohydrates: 3.1 g , Protein: 22.3 g, Fat: 13.5 g.
Nutritional information per 1/8 of pizza crust only: Calories: 195, Carbohydrates: 2 g , Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: 2 g , Protein: 21.3, Fat: 11.5 g.