So this week I tried Tasha Metcalf’s Fat Head Pizza Rolls and here’s what I thought…
As many of you may remember from my first blog with the egg plant lasagna, I also do an eggplant pizzas type dish in which I substitute English muffins with eggplant to create mini pizzas. If I’m truly honest with you I would say the hardest part of any low-carb diet is not eating pizza, what sane human being does not love pizza? But of course sometimes even eggplant doesn’t cut it which is why I was looking for the best kind of substitute to cure my pizza cravings. My brother-in-law makes his famous pizza rolls and the thought of never having something as delicious as that again was kind of disheartening, but like in any instance where I’m faced with a decision I try to make the best one for my body. I scoured the Internet and tried many recipes but so far only one lived up to my expectations Tasha Metcalf’s Fat Head Pizza rolls.
The best part was even my husband who is extremely picky when it comes to foods enjoyed this recipe and I’d like to share it with you!
What you’ll need for the dough:
- 1.5 cups of Shop Rite pre shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
- 3/4 Cup of Almond Flour
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic power
- I also added like a pinch of Italian seasoning to mine even though the recipe doesn’t call for it. Literally a pinch.
What You’ll Need For The Filling:
- 2 tablespoons of Hunt’s Pizza sauce (Hunt’s is the lowest carb pizza sauce I found)
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese put as much as you’d like I’m obsessed with cheese so I used quite a bit!
- Pepperoni, minced
- Bacon, minced
**the recipe called for black olives and salami which my husband isn’t too fond of so I omitted them and replaced them with bacon**
I got the stuff, now what???
1 For the dough, melt the 2 cups shredded mozzarella with the cream cheese on the stove top until combined well or in the microwave for 2 minutes.
2 Stir in the remaining dough ingredients. Wet your hands and mix together as best you can to form a dough.
3 Roll between two pieces of parchment paper to the size of 8 by 16 inches.
4 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
5 Spread 1/2 cup sauce over the dough. Lay the sliced mozzarella over the sauce. Spread out the slices of pepperoni and bacon.
6 Roll up and cut roll in half. Then slice 12 pieces.
7 Lightly spray an 8 inch pie dish with olive oil cooking spray and place the rolls in the pan. Top with remaining sauce.
8 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned on the edges.
9 Allow to cool for about 10 minutes or you won’t be able to pick them up as they will be too cheesy.
My rating of this recipe: 5/5 stars
While the crust was a little tricky and time consuming the taste is well worth the time and effort you put into making this dish, I give Tasha a lot of props for coming up with a classic that even pleased by picky husband.
What is your favorite low-carb pizza recipe? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
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