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Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza

Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza can help satisfy that pizza craving with a lot less carbs than traditional pizza but all of the pizza flavors! [Edit 2020] If you have an Air Fryer you can make Air Fryer Pizza using a similar method as this old recipe! Use 

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I’ve had one of those weekends where nothing turns out in the kitchen, and the one good thing that happened was that I figured out how to make this completely delicious Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza. I wish the photo was better, but trust me when I say this version of diet-friendly pizza is something I’ll be making all the time! And if you use the right flatbread, this tasty pizza can be South Beach Diet friendly as well!


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What Can Make Pizza More Carb-Conscious?

So if anyone is wondering how Pizza can be carb-conscious, let’s talk about that first, starting with all the reasons regular pizza isn’t good for carb-conscious diets and the South Beach diet. The ingredients that add carbs to traditional pizza are the crust with white flour and pizza sauce which usually has added sugar. For my carb-conscious pizza use whole-grain flatbread with lots of fiber or high-fiber low-carb tortillas to make the crust. And for the sauce, choose the lowest-sugar sauce you can find. I am a huge fan of Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) with only 2 carbs per 1/4 cup, but if you can’t find that one there are lots of pizza sauce options with 3 carbs per 1/4 cup.

Traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, ground beef, olives, mushrooms, peppers, and cheese are all very low or pretty low in carbs so enjoy! Of course don’t use things like pineapple on low-carb pizza!

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How to Make Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Start by heating your cookie sheet for a few minutes in a 450F/230C oven, then put the flatbread in the oven and toast one side for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Turn the flatbread over and put 2-3 tablespoons tablespoons of pizza sauce (affiliate link) on the toasted side. I spread it around with a pastry brush.
  3. Put 1/2 cup cheese over the sauce; use more or less cheese to taste.
  4. Put pepperoni or turkey pepperoni over the cheese, or any other toppings you like.
  5. I love mushrooms on pizza, so I sauteed some mushrooms in olive oil and put a layer of those on top of the pepperoni. This is definitely optional, or use any veggie that you like. I would pre-cook most veggies because the pizza only cooks for 7 minutes.
  6. Finally, I put a bit more cheese over the top of the mushrooms and pepperoni. Some people don’t put cheese over their pizza toppings, so this is definitely a personal preference.
  7. Put cookie sheet back into hot oven and cook pizza 7-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly browned and pizza is done. Other brands of flatbread or low-carb tortillas might cook a bit more quickly. Watch it carefully the last couple of minutes.

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Serve pizza hot. Cut in half for two servings and serve with a crisp green salad if you want to really keep in lower in carbs.

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Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza

Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza can satisfy your pizza craving with a lot less carbs than traditional pizza!

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece Multi-Grain FlatOut Flatbread with Flax (or other low-carb flatbread or low-carb tortilla of your choice)
  • 1 T olive oil, divided
  • 2-3 T low-sugar pizza sauce (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup grated pizza cheese (plus a bit more to add to the top if desired)
  • 12-15 pieces pepperoni or meat of your choice
  • 2 oz. sliced mushrooms, sauteed (or use other veggies of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C.
  2. While oven heats, put flat cookie sheet into oven to heat. (If you have a pizza stone, that would work great here.)
  3. After about 5 minutes, remove cookie sheet, drizzle on a little olive oil, and spread around with paper towel. (Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan.)
  4. Put flatbread on pan, put in oven and cook 2-3 minutes, just until bottom of the flatbread is slightly toasted.
  5. While oven heats and flatbread toasts, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in non-stick frying pan, add mushrooms and saute until they’re softened and starting to brown.
  6. Remove cookie sheet from oven and turn flatbread over, then spread 2-3 T pizza sauce on the toasted side, spreading around with your fingers or a pastry brush so there is a very thin layer of pizza sauce on the entire surface of flatbread. (Use a bit more sauce if you prefer.)
  7. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over sauce, and spread around so it covers sauce.
  8. Layer pepperoni, then mushrooms, over the cheese, finishing with 1/4 cup more cheese if desired.
  9. Put cookie sheet back into hot oven and cook pizza 7-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly browned and pizza is done. Other types of flatbread or low-carb tortillas might need a bit less cooking time. Watch it carefully the last couple of minutes.
  10. Serve pizza hot.
  11. Cut in half for two servings and serve with a crisp green salad if you want to really keep in lower in carbs.

Notes:

Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) has the least sugar of any sauce I’ve found.

Recipe created by Kalyn when she was strictly following the South Beach Diet and craving pizza! This recipe was updated February 2020.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
With the suggested ingredients this pizza would be much lower in carbs than traditional pizza but if you’re really limiting carbs you will want to use portion control. If you use whole-grain flatbread, low-sugar sauce, low-fat turkey pepperoni, and low-fat cheese this should be approved for phase two or three of the original South Beach diet.

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    49 Comments on “Carb-Conscious Flatbread Pizza”

  1. Oh my gosh that looks so good!! I’m going to try it this evening for sure. Thanks for the great recipe and all the nice pictures!

  2. Penny, so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the nice feedback!

  3. Kalyn, OK it is Sunday night and we just had the flatbread pizza. It was really, really good. Thanks for making it possible to eat pizza without the guilt. You are the best!

  4. Thanks for the tip on FlatOut. Since Sunday is usually our pizza night, this will be on the menu! Will let you know the results, but I already know it will good.

  5. I looks awesome to me. I love using the flat out for pizza.

  6. Your pizza is gorgeous! I haven’t seen that brand in NYC, but I’ll keep my eyes out for it.

  7. I’ve made a pizza with Flat Out before, even when I wasn’t on SB, and it is DELISH. Good thing I love a thin crust.

    I’m on Phase 1 right now, and interestingly, I’ve been making almost the exact same pizza, sans crust and mushrooms. Just heat the turkey pepperoni in micro for 30 seconds, spoon on a small amount of sauce and sprinkle on some cheese and nuke 10-15 more sec. Then just eat the pepperoni pizza bites…awesome! Barely even miss the crust.

  8. Darlene, never tried that with mushrooms, what a great tip. I’ll definitely try it.

    Also I think SOJO has a fun ring to it! My sister lives there.

  9. Hi Kalyn! Always love your blog! I’m here in SLC, too — actually SOJO. (I’m not from NY, but think that’s a cool way to say SJ, don’t you?) This is a fantastic pizza idea I’ll have to try. Thought I’d pass along a tip on sauteeing mushrooms that perhaps you may know. For an individual serving, I toss them into a bowl and pop into the microwave for a bit — no water, just mushrooms! They sorta steam to perfection. I try to keep my oil calories where I’ll love them the most! I ‘saute’ onions and green peppers the same way but add a tiny bit of water.

  10. I will have to have a look round for FlatOut, not seen it here, but there may be an equivellant. I'm not a pepperoni lover, so that means I can have more mushrooms & maybe some fresh pineapple. Great photo's! & thanks for taking the time with the nutritional value, I know it's a pain!

  11. I love your healthy, delicious version of pizza. Thanks for posting about it! 🙂

  12. What a great idea!

    I’m not familiar with the South Beach Diet, but if this is the kind of food you can eat on it.. COUNT ME IN! ;o}

  13. This looks SO good! I can’t wait to make pizza with flatbread! Josh is going to love this. We made whole wheat dough last week, we will try this this week!

  14. Very nice, Kalyn! Now you have me thinking about pizza, too!!

    Cheers,

    ~ Paula

  15. I'm going to have to look for a local (East Coast) equivalent of the FlatOut. Maybe Joseph's Oat Bran & Flax Lavash would do the trick, though it's a bit thinner. I think the pizzas look great — a definite bookmark!

  16. What a great and clever way to may low-glycemic pizza. I’m truly impressed, Kalyn! I’ll be on the lookout for that FlatOut bread.

  17. Looks like a great yummy low-fat version of pizza. I haven’t tried flatbread before, so I’ll look for it in the store.

  18. I think I said this earlier in the comments, but in Utah I can get FlatOut at Smiths (Kroger). They also sell it at Albertsons here.

  19. Thanks for the recipe! I’m new to your blog but I’m loving it! I also haven’t see FlatOut around. I’m wondering if Whole Foods carries it as well. I’ve made the South Beach Diet pizza crust many times. Its really good – but quite time consuming. This looks so much easier. Thanks again!

  20. Wow, this sounds delicious! Pizza is one of the things I miss the most. I will definitely try to find that flatbread. Any suggestions as to where? I haven’t seen it a Whole Foods, but haven’t really looked.