5 net carbs

Meat Lover's Breakfast Pizza

Calling all meat lovers! Indulge in our low-carb meat lover’s breakfast pizza with crispy bacon, juicy sausage, and tender ham atop a cheesy crust for a flavorful and satisfying start to your day.

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Meat Lover's Breakfast Pizza

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Low-Carb Meat Lover’s Breakfast Pizza [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Introducing our irresistible low-carb meat lover's breakfast pizza recipe, a delicious morning indulgence that will make your taste buds dance with delight. Imagine a cheesy crust topped with a medley of savory and smoky flavors from crispy bacon, juicy sausage, and a generous sprinkling of melted cheeses. With each bite, you'll savor the perfect balance of protein, healthy fats, and rich flavors that will leave you satisfied and ready to conquer the day. Get ready to awaken your taste buds and indulge in a breakfast pizza experience that will have you coming back for more!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 5 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

For the crust

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup almond flour

For the toppings

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 breakfast sausage links, cooked and diced
  • 2 ounces deli ham, diced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F/205C, grease a cast iron skillet.
    Close-up view of temperature knob on an oven, preheat oven to cook a meal.

For the crust

  • In a small glass bowl, add the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the cheeses have completely melted.
    Top-view of stirring melted mozzarella cheese with a rubber spatula in a small glass bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggs and almond flour, mix well. Add to the melted cheese mixture and mix until a dough forms. *Dough will be sticky. Use a rubber spatula to avoid dough sticking to your hands.
    Top-view of crust dough mixed in a glass bowl for meat lover's breakfast pizza.
  • Press the dough into the cast iron skillet to form an even layer on the bottom. (If the dough is too sticky, wet your hands before shaping the dough.) Use a fork to poke holes across the crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
    Top-view of cast iron skillet with pizza dough/crust, ready to bake.

For the toppings

  • Pour the eggs over the crust. Top with the bacon, sausage, ham, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar cheese.
    Top-view of meat lover's breakfast pizza in a cast iron skillet, assembled and ready to bake in the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until eggs are cooked and cheese is golden. Enjoy!
    Top-view of low-carb meat lover's breakfast pizza fresh out of the oven, ready to serve and eat.

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Notes

Cast iron skillet alternatives

You can use a regular round pizza pan or a rectangular baking sheet instead of the cast iron skillet. To shape the dough, place the mixed dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll into a 12” circle (or rectangle). You can also press the dough into shape with your hands instead of using a rolling pin. Remove the top layer of parchment paper and trim the bottom layer to fit your pan. (Leave the bottom parchment paper while cooking. The dough will be sticky and challenging to transfer from the parchment paper to the baking pan.)

Breakfast pizza toppings

This low-carb breakfast pizza recipe is delicious with any toppings you’d like. Customize the recipe to your liking! Some topping favorites include onions, bell peppers, ground breakfast sausage, pepper jack cheese, and cherry tomatoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb meat lover's breakfast pizza recipe Keto?

Yes! One serving has 5 grams of net carbs, making this recipe an excellent choice for anyone following a Keto diet.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, our meat lover’s breakfast pizza recipe is gluten-free!

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: This meat lover’s breakfast pizza is a great option for meal prepping! Make this recipe ahead of time as directed and portion into individual servings. Store in air-tight containers in the refrigerator.
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftovers in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also wrap tightly in plastic to help the pizza avoid drying out.
  • Freezing instructions: Bake pizza as directed. Once cooled, portion into individual servings and wrap each piece of pizza in plastic wrap. Place each wrapped serving in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and store for up to 3-4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To reheat: Reheat in the oven or microwave on low heat.

Additional Details

When it comes to breakfast, diversity is the name of the game. From pancakes to omelets, breakfast dishes worldwide bring joy and comfort. But how about pizza? Our meat lover’s breakfast pizza is the game-changer. It’s a culmination of breakfast goodness, all packed onto a low-carb and gluten-free pizza, making it the ideal morning feast for individuals with diabetes or those simply watching their carbs.

The idea of a breakfast pizza combines the comfort of pizza with the heartiness of breakfast essentials. It’s the fusion dish you never knew you needed, bringing together two mealtime favorites. But unlike regular pizzas, the breakfast version is a delightful mix of morning staples, creating an exquisite harmony of flavors and textures.

The Remarkable Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Crust

  • Understanding the Cheese Duo: The mozzarella and cream cheese not only grant our crust its cheesy delight but also play an integral role in its texture. Melting seamlessly, they provide the right balance of moisture to the crust.
  • The Power of Almond Flour: Traditional flours, while popular, come with a significant carb count. Almond flour is a powerhouse alternative. It’s not just about being low in carbs; almond flour is nutritionally rich, packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Eggs – More than a Binder: While eggs hold together our crust ingredients, they also enrich the crust with protein, ensuring the dish remains filling.

Diving Deeper into Breakfast Meats

The assortment of meats chosen for this pizza is not accidental. Each brings a unique flavor and texture:

  • Bacon: A favorite for many, its crispy nature contrasts the soft crust, while its salty notes enhance the overall taste.
  • Sausage: A hearty meat that’s rich in flavor, it can be customized based on one’s preference – from spicy to herbed varieties.
  • Deli Ham: Often underrated, the ham subtly balances the dominant flavors of bacon and sausage with its milder, juicy profile.

Breakfast Pizza Variations

This pizza’s adaptability ensures it never becomes mundane. Here are some advanced customizations:

  • Gourmet Meats: Think prosciutto or smoked salmon for an upscale twist.
  • Spice It Up: Introduce some jalapenos or chili flakes.
  • Go Green: Pesto can be a fantastic base layer under the eggs.
  • A Touch of Sweet: Caramelized onions can introduce a sweet contrast.

Enhancing Your Breakfast Experience

To make the most of your breakfast pizza, consider these additional accompaniments:

  • Yogurt Parfait: Layer some yogurt with nuts and seeds for a creamy contrast.
  • Cold-Pressed Juices: Opt for vegetable-based juices like kale or spinach to complement the meaty pizza.

Diabetic Benefits: Beyond Just Being Low-Carb

While the low-carb nature of this pizza is a clear benefit for those with diabetes, it’s also essential to acknowledge its balanced nutritional profile. The high protein content, combined with healthy fats from almond flour and cheese, promotes satiety. This balance ensures a slower glycemic response, which is crucial for blood sugar management.

Tips for a Perfect Breakfast Pizza

  • Crust Perfection: If you’re after a crispier base, consider pre-baking the crust a tad longer before adding toppings.
  • Meat Quality: Opt for organic or nitrate-free meats to elevate the dish’s health quotient.
  • Cheese Grating: Freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-packaged options.

The meat lover’s breakfast pizza isn’t merely a dish; it’s an experience. It invites you to break away from traditional breakfast norms, encouraging a culinary adventure. Whether you’re a pizza aficionado, someone with diabetes, or a food lover seeking new culinary horizons, this recipe promises an unforgettable journey with every bite.

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