Low Carb Gluten Free Pizza


So far the South Beach diet is going well.  However, my weekly menu has fell apart this week.  Last night, my husband decided at the last minute that he wanted to eat out.  We just don't eat out much at all and haven't since December (except for lunch with my girlfriends) so it sounded good to me too!  

We went to our local Bonefish.  The manager there does a really good job of training his employees in the art of serving food gluten free.  And they also have a wonderful gluten free menu.  The younger Gluti Girl graced us with her presence which does not happen often with a teenager.  She enjoyed the macadamia nut gluten free brownie with ice cream for dessert.  And I confess, I did have two small spoonfuls of it!
Then tonight I ended up alone for dinner!  That was the inspiration of my low carb  gluten free pizza.  

I have seen several recipes around for a zucchini crust pizza.  So I decided to make up my own.  It was really good!  I didn't miss the dough at all.  You have to eat it with a fork, but that's okay.  It's all about the flavor anyway! 


1 medium zucchini shredded 
1 egg 
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 
1 clove garlic, crushed 

Salt the zucchini and place in a colander.  Let it sit in the sink for 15 to 20 min.  Rinse well and drain.  Place zucchini between several layers of paper towels and press out the moisture.  Keep changing the paper towels until most of the moisture is out.  Place zucchini in a bowl and mix in the egg, cheese and clove of garlic.
Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick spray and pat the zucchini mixture in the bottom of the pan.  Bake at 400 degrees about 15 minutes (I forgot to time how long I baked it so keep a close eye on it) until the edges are brown and it is set.
Then you are ready to take it out and put on the toppings.  

I used these toppings in this order: 

Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto 
mozzarella cheese 
red pepper 
artichoke hearts 
black olives 
feta cheese 
Parmesan cheese 

Put it back in the oven and bake until the cheese is brown and bubbling.   This will serve two people.


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9 responses to “Low Carb Gluten Free Pizza

  1. How exciting to see someone else posting gluten-free South Beach recipes! I’m in phase II and feeling frustrated.

  2. Glutigirl

    I’m sorry you are feeling frustrated! Do you have some of the South Beach cookbooks. There are several and they are so gluten free friendly. I hope you feelings of frustration get better!

  3. MMmmmmm! Looks great Melanie! What a great idea for a crust… I would sorely miss the dough, but I’d be willing to try that!! The topping look delicious too! Great picture! What kind of camera do you use? I need better lighting in my kitchen since I do most of my cooking at night!

  4. Kathy

    Yummy!! Your picture of pizza has me drooling all over my work keyboard….I am going to make this one, for sure!!
    Are you keeping warm today Mel? I drove 25 mph all the way into work on pure ice. WOoHoO

  5. Oh my – this sounds SO GOOD. THANK YOU! This is JUST what I was looking for tonight. 🙂

  6. Glutigirl

    Kate- Let me know how you like it!

  7. Your low carb pizza looks simply fabulous! I’d love to stick my hand in the picture and have a slice.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  8. Glutigirl

    Thanks Sheltie Girl! It was my favorite gluten free pizza thus far 🙂

  9. Celiac Girl

    Please tell everyone you know to go vote on the Martha Stewart website on Martha’s blog for the big idea bakeoff. One of the ideas is to launch a new magazine with Martha for people with food allergies and intolerances. Please vote as many times as you can each day for the next week so this dream becomes a reality!
    Go to http://www.marthastewart.com and then look for Martha’s blog on the upper right hand side.
    Check it out…we need more press and more resources for Celiacs!

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