My days of Sicilian Stuffing were cut short by my Celiac Diagnosis. Despite there being plenty of gluten free options to satisfy my penchant for pizza, my Irritable Bowel Syndrome would become irate over the excessive amount of dough that makes pizza so delicious. My body digests high amounts of protein better than carbs, so I got creative with how I could make a protein packed pizza! I first started out with this simple, single serving Egg White Pizza, but I wanted to make it more of a meal, so I came up with the recipe below.
Now, this obviously is in no means a replacement for the real deal, I am a New Yorker, I KNOW this, BUT, it is something I can eat within my limitations that is similar to the flavor profile/taste of pizza.
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7-12 Tablespoons of Egg Whites
- 7 will make your pizza like a thin crust
- 10-12 will make it thicker, more "doughy"
1 can No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
(Puree or Your Favorite Jar Sauce will work too!)
Shredded Chicken or Grilled Chicken
Go Veggie Mozzerella Cheese
Additional Spices/Herbs for the Sauce
(Basil, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes)
Additional Toppings (like veggies!)
SKILLET SIZE IS CRITICAL -The size of your skillet, will determine the diameter and thickness of your pizza, the larger the skillet, the more egg whites you will need for a thicker "crust", the smaller the skillet, the thicker your crust.
1. Select skillet size to your pizza diameter and thickness preference, spray with oil
2. Cook egg whites in skillet, on low, essentially pour in egg whites and let solidify, lifting the pan and tilting it to see if all of the egg whites have cooked yet
3. In a small bowl/pot add your sauce to heat up. If using tomato paste, puree, or sauce, add in herbs such as oregano and basil to enhance the flavor, or a sprinkle of garlic powder. Let cook on low until warm
4. Have chicken already shredded or sliced, and ready to add on top of your pizza
4. Once the "pizza" is cooked, top with sauce, and shredded/cut up grilled chicken
5. Top with cheese, cover with a microwave lid to create steam to make the cheese melt
6. Add any additional veggie toppings
7. Enjoy your Protein Packed Pizza!
- No sauce?No problem, simply use canned tomatoes puree or tomato paste mixed with water and spices
- Topping Idea: Cooked Kale, Fresh Spinach, Mushrooms, Pepperoni, whatever YOU want
- I love cold pizza, so will often make the "base" let it cool and then use sauce from my fridge to put on
top with already prepped chicken and veggies
- Having already cooked chicken on hand makes this easier
- Want it more Sicilian style - use a small skillet and more egg whites
- Do you love pizza? What kind?
- Is there a food you love, but your body doesn't love when you eat it?
- Egg whites as a crust? Too weird for you to try? Or worth a shot?