PIZZA TOPPINGS CASSEROLE

low carb recipe casserole

18 Apr PIZZA TOPPINGS CASSEROLE

Looking for a tasty main dish that is also low carb? This casserole is delicious, nutritious, and best of all, low-carb friendly. Use all natural ingredients for a taste explosion that your body will love.

Ingredients for casserole

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and/or basil
  • 3 1/2 ounces pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped (2 ounces)
  • 8 ounces whole milk mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup red onion, slivered (1 ounce)
  • Crushed red pepper, optional

Brown the sausage with the mushrooms; drain the grease. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, cream, pizza sauce and seasonings in a medium bowl. Grease a 7×9″ deep baking dish (or 7×12″ shallow baking dish) and put in the meats, mushrooms, peppers and the mozzarella. Pour in the egg mixture and mix well. Top with the red onion. Sprinkle with a little more garlic powder, Italian seasoning and a little crushed red pepper flakes, if you like. Bake at 350º for 45-55 minutes until nicely browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Mine still had a bit of liquid in the center but it was done. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings

Per 1/6 Recipe: 582 Calories; 50g Fat; 27g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 437 Calories; 38g Fat; 20g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

Pizza Sauce ingredients (for dipping or topping)

  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste

Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Partially cover the pot and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Makes about 1 cup. Either pour sauce over casserole or place in bowl for dipping.

Per 1/4 cup: 22 Calories; trace Fat; 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per Batch: 86 Calories; trace Fat; 3g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 16g Net Carbs