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Low-Carb Pizza Recipes: Bell Pepper Pizzas, Mini Thin-Crust Pizzas

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We're taking a trip to Pizza Town but leaving conventional, carby crusts in the dust! Give these creative (and DELICIOUS) recipes a whirl...

 
 
Deep-Dish Bell Pepper Pizzas

1/2 of recipe (2 pepper halves): 204 calories, 5.5g fat, 575mg sodium, 25g carbs, 7g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 17g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Like pizza? Of course you do. It's PIZZA. Now put it in a pepper for an amazing and unique experience! (Trust us on this one.)

Ingredients:
2 sticks light string cheese
3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms), thawed
2 large green bell peppers
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style topping
2 tbsp. sliced black olives

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a blender or food processor -- blend at high speed until shredded. (Or pull into shreds and roughly chop.)

Place crushed tomatoes in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning.

In another medium bowl, mix thawed soy crumbles with remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning.

Slice bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove seeds and stems. Lay pepper halves in the baking pan, cut sides up.

Bake until slightly softened, 16 - 18 minutes. Remove pan, but leave oven on.

Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms and onion until softened and lightly browned, 4 - 6 minutes.

Blot away moisture from pepper halves. Evenly fill with seasoned tomatoes, followed by cooked veggies and seasoned soy crumbles. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and Parm-style topping, and top with olives.

Bake until filling is hot and cheese has melted, 8 - 10 minutes. Dig in!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS  

 
 
 
Mini Thin-Crust Pizzas

1/6th of recipe (2 mini pizzas): 99 calories, 3g fat, 335mg sodium, 11g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Ordering pizza is a go-to party move. But serving up these adorable and delectable DIY things will earn you major cred with calorie counters and pizza lovers alike!


Ingredients:
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
12 small square wonton wrappers
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
12 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

In a microwave-safe bowl sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave pepper and onion for 1 1/2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Blot away excess moisture.

Lay wonton wrappers flat on the sheets, evenly spaced. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 4 minutes.

Carefully flip wonton wrappers. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, top wrappers with sauce, cheese, veggies, and chopped pepperoni.

Bake until edges have browned and cheese has melted, 2 - 4 minutes. Eat up!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

 
 

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