Low-carb eggplant pizza

If you love pizza—and who doesn’t?—you’re going to love this dish! Earthy eggplant makes the perfect crust for this low-carb pizza. And all that gooey melted cheese makes it all even more delicious and fun to eat.
If you love pizza—and who doesn’t?—you’re going to love this dish! Earthy eggplant makes the perfect crust for this low-carb pizza. And all that gooey melted cheese makes it all even more delicious and fun to eat.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 2 2 eggplant
  • 13 cup 75 ml olive oil for brushing and frying
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • ¾ lb 350 g ground beef
  • 7 oz. 200 g tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 23 lb 300 g shredded cheese
  • 4 tablespoons 60 ml chopped fresh oregano

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Slice the eggplants about ⅓–½ inches (1 cm) thick. Coat with olive oil and bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until slightly browned.
  3. Fry garlic and onion in remaining olive oil until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add beef and sauté until cooked through. Add tomato sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until warmed through.
  5. Remove the eggplant slices from the oven and spread the meat mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese and oregano. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Serve with a green salad dressed with olive oil.

Tip!

Don’t just stop with oregano! Fresh basil, Thai basil – or even parsley – are also perfect with this pizza sauce.

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27 Comments

  1. Michael S,mith
    All the food is wonderful (to my surprise). Thanks, I am pleased as punch (without the punch).
    My diabetes glucose readings are in the low 80 to low 90. After 10 years of just coping I changed my Dr. the first advice he gave me websites including yours. What a find you and my Dr. have changed my life for ever.
    Thank you,
    Michael Smith
    Reply: #14
  2. Liz
    This was VERY good. I used a cup of Rao's marinara sauce instead of 1/2 can of tomato sauce. All the recipes have been delicious.
  3. Sharon
    I don't care for eggplant can I use squash instead?
  4. Melinda
    Sure, I usually substitute the one for the other depending on mood and prices. Just take care that the squash might be a bit more watery.
  5. Virginia
    I don't see any mention of parchment paper yet the photo shows the eggplant pizza sitting on parchment. When in the process does the parchment get used?
  6. Aily
    @Virginia; I'd say it's optional to use parchment paper. Some don't use it at all, ever.
  7. Liz
    Is this eggplant sliced lengthwise?
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  9. Kourtney
    What is considered as a serving? Would it be two slices of the egg plant ?
  10. Micke
    Lovely recepy, very appreciated by both LCHFers and others when I make it. However, why is this considered Moderate LCHF rather than strict?
  11. Kat Linden
    Micke, because the carb % is over 5.
  12. Micke
    Kat, ok, but how is this calculated? What ingredients make it so carb heavy?
  13. Susan
    This would be awesome with ground lamb and feta...and a little allspice or cinnamon in the sauce.
  14. Troy
    Who is your doctor? All the doctors I come across freak out about this diet.
  15. staci b
    Eggplant is a little higher in carbs, 5 grams per cup. Tomatoes are also higher at 16 grams per cup.
  16. Nani
    I've just made... and eaten! Fantastic recipe, thank you!
  17. Mindy
    Made this tonight and LOVED it. I used a low(er)-carb pizza sauce and added a layer of mushroom and onions to the top along with another layer of cheese.
  18. Murray
    Thank you for this recipe, I made this tonight, absolutely delicious!!
  19. Mike
    Net carbs per cup is about 2.5... don't forget to factor in the fiber! :) so it's low carb!
  20. Carol
    Just to say I have been doing this diet for nearly 2weeks and not lost any weight or inches at all ? Love the recipes, I'm 73 and 11:1/2 stone how long is it going to take ?
  21. Will
    Carol, purchase some Ketosis Strips (or Lipolysis Strips). They will change color (when you urinate on them) if you are doing the low carb diet correctly. If you are not doing it correctly, they won't change color. Typically, you should see 2-3 pounds (or more) of weight loss in the first week if you keep your net carbs to 20 or less a day.
  22. Lacey
    I've never had eggplant but I'm going to try it! I am in week 3 and when I started I had 200 pounds to lose! Only 180 more to go! My husband has also lost a similar amount of weight! I love these new life changes!
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  24. Rachel
    I am not a fan of eggplant but I decided to step outside the box and try this recipe. But I made 2 versions:) One on eggplant and one on sliced zucchini, turns out I do like eggplant after all! The eggplant taste didn't compete as much as the zucchini did. I will definitely make this again with eggplant!
    Reply: #26
  25. D
    I made this dish as well. Very, very good. I added the recipe to my favourites. Even hubby enjoyed it after doubting the eggplant part. LOL I did use my homemade tomato sauce instead of the canned.
    In this recipe it says to use 1/2 can of tomato sauce. A specific amount would be more useful. eg. 1/2 of a 28 fl.oz can or 1 cup etc.etc. I noticed this happened in the Pumpkin bread recipe as well. It says to use 1 can pumpkin puree. What size can is that? What is the quantity. :) Cheers!
  26. Dotthis
    Thanks for the heads up on the Zucchini. I was considering trying with Zucchini. I will cancel that thought! Cheers.
  27. Gracey
    I am appreciating this plan and the recipes (delicious) so much. My only frustration is the inprecise measurements on so many things. To say "chicken breast" - doesn't mean much when we have them ranging from 140 gm to 390 gm. 1/2 onion is likewise difficult. 1/4 can tomato sauce can mean very many different things - we have tomato sauce cans from 8 oz to 28 oz.
    Have you ever considered switching the recipes to grams - it would take away the guess work.
    Thanks so much
    Reply: #28
  28. Dylan
    Yes, I've never understood using volume measurements like cups, milliliters, ounces etc... Grams all the way for everything! Nearly everything (except liquids) you buy in the shops is sold by weight not volume.
  29. Linda
    Hubby and I are currently in week 3 and loving the recipes so full of flavor, I have lost 4kgs and couldn't be happier. I was having breakfast for the first few days but didn't need it, once I got into it i found that it is so easy to have dinner and stay full till lunch time. I used to snack all day, I only eat twice a day with no need to eat anything else at all, so amazed how satisfied I feel, and have a heap more energy than I've had in years. LCHF diet where have you been hiding (it's not a diet, it's a great way to eat and live healthy.) 😃

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