Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recipe REVIEW: Paleo Pizza

As I continue to work on changing my eating habits to include less carbs and more protein, one of my favorite Facebook Pages to follow is "Just Eat Real Food". This page posts two-three recipes for each meal each day, and this is where I found a link to Humble Foodie's No Scrubs: Paleo Pizza. The picture that was posted with the recipe was so beautiful, full of bright colors and yummy, yummy veggies. I instantly put it in my meal planner on Ziplist.com for Monday night.

Below I will be posting the recipe as I did it as I had to triple the recipe to feed my family of 5, and then check the bottom of my "Official Review". Please go HERE for the original recipe.

Paleo Pizza
* 1 1/2 cup almond meal {You can make your own by grinding raw, unsalted almonds into a powder...but don't grind too much; You'll get almond butter.}
* 3/4 tsp salt
* 1 1/2 tsp EACH of dried basil and oregano
* 3/4 tsp dried thyme
* 3 tsp olive oil + extra for oiling pan or stone
* 3 large eggs
* 1 cup tomato sauce
* pizza toppings {See note below for my preference}
* Optional: parmesean cheese

Note: My pizza toppings included: 
* 1 cup fresh baby spinach
* 1 green and 1 red bell pepper
* 1/2 cup mushrooms
* garlic powder
* pepperoni slices
* 1/4 cup feta cheese 


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Oil parchment paper or a baking stone {my preference}
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond meal, salt, seasoning, olive oil, and eggs. 
  3. Spread the dough onto the parchment paper or on the stone until it is very thin. 
  4. Bake for 10 minutes
  5. While baking, saute any toppings you desire. I sauteed half of the peppers and all of the mushrooms in  1 Tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of oregano, 1/2 tsp of rosemary, garlic powder, and thyme. 
  6. Remove crust from oven, add sauce and then toppings. Bake for 15 minutes or until pizza is crisp. 
Note: Here is how I layered my pizza after crust was precooked: 
* 1/4 tsp garlic powder
* sprinkle with parmesean cheese and feta cheese
* tomato sauce
* 1/2 tsp oregano and rosemary 
* baby spinach
* sauteed veggies 
* pepperoni
* rest of raw veggies 
* sprinkle with parmesean and feta cheese, oregano, and rosemary 

Because I LOADED up my pizza, the cooking time was 20 minutes. 

My "Official" Review

Was it Easy to Make? Yes. It was very easy to make. I would almost dare to say it was easier to make than regular pizza dough. I started making it at 5pm and we were ready to eat by 545. I'm sure that time would be shorter if I hadn't piled on 10 layers on my pizza. 

How Did It Taste? Very, very good. I warned my husband ahead of time that it wasn't the normal pizza I make. When I do that, he normally politely eats a small amount and then about 30 minutes after dinner gets himself a bowl of cereal or something. Not only did he eat his share, but he got seconds. All but one of my children got seconds. I also got seconds, but I put my seconds on top of about 1/2 cup of fresh spinach. The only reason I did this was so I could save some pizza for the rest of the family. When I came back to see how much I needed to put away, it was all gone. So, yeah, this went over well with my family. 

Did it make me feel full? Yes, but not the "pop the top button of my shorts" full. It was sufficient. I could have added a salad with it, and I sort of did with my seconds, but it wasn't necessary. 

If you are looking for a good pizza recipe that is not going blow your carbs out of the water, I would suggest this recipe. Very good and very easy to make. 


  1. Hi Jana,

    I'm so glad you tried and enjoyed the recipe! This pizza is one of my go-to easy comfort foods, and, like you, I love to pile it high with toppings. I agree that even though it's a comfort food, I never feel "stuffed" or overfull afterwards. Thanks for linking back!


  2. Now this is a pizza! Love your recipe.

  3. Hopefully going to try this in a couple of weeks!

  4. I keep coming over here to peek at your pizza...haven't made it yet but still craving it.