Deep Dish Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup Jay Robb unflavored egg white Or whey protein
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened (OR reserved yolks if dairy free)
  • Spices (if desired)
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • Low-Sugar Marinara (Mario Batali Brand = no soybean oil and no sugar)
  • Italian Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Bacon
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella Cheese/Goat Cheese/Feta
  • Olives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Separate the eggs and whip the whites and cream of tartar until very stiff (I use a stand mixer and let it go for 5 minutes). Slowly sift in the protein powder to the whites.
  2. Using a spatula, gently fold the cream cheese (or reserved yolks if dairy free) into the whites.
  3. Spray a lasagna pan or cast iron skillet with coconut oil spray and spoon the mixture into it. Bake for 18 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings (eliminate cheese if dairy free). Return to oven and bake until cheese melts and starts to brown.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per slice):
Pizza Hut Deep Dish = 430 calories, 37 carbs, 2 fiber
"Healthified" Pizza (with 8 oz mozzarella) = 161 calories, 11g fat, 13g protein, 1.9g carbs, 0g fiber (63% fat, 32% protein, 4% carbs)

PER PIZZA:
1 Little Caesar's 14" Deep Dish Crust = 2,417 calories, 304 carbs
1 "Healthified" pizza crust = 584 calories, 8 carbs, 1 fiber, 62g protein
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/deep-dish-pizza/