Cooking Time: ~60 Minutes
The following only serves as a guide. Actual figures will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Strap yourselves in for this one, it’s big. There’s some 15g carbs for the whole thing, but it’s still very calorically dense, that said, you wont be able to eat much until you’re near bursting! So let’s get straight into it.
For the record, I’ve only had this once and that was a few years ago at on of the Giordano’s in Chicago. I understand that, typically, there’s a layer of dough between the cheese and tomato sauce, but I skipped that.
Place three cups of cheese into the microwave for about 90 seconds,
Mix in the two eggs and almond meal, and it will turn into this unfortunate looking blob.
Really, really, really keep mixing it though, to make sure everything has spread through evenly.
Throw the blob into a springform pan. Yes, I used this for a pizza before I used it for a cheesecake.
Push the mixture out and up the sides of the pan. You can use your hands, or a knife for this step, whichever you prefer, I found using both was the best way to get the job done.
Place this into an oven on at least 220ºC for 20 minutes or so. It’s worth checking regularly. It will eventually look like this, don’t worry about the edges coming away from the sides.
It’s time for the best part, the meat. I used two, fresh from the butcher, italian pork sausages. Cut or break them up into little pieces, and spread across the crust.
And a Salami layer on that
Then some mushroom because mushrooms are awesome, potassium rich little bastards they are. Plus they’ll absorb fat from meat and cheese. Delightful.
And, the pièce de résistance, the cheese. In no uncertain terms, fill it up.
Finally, a Tomato layer. I used minced tomatoes and just added salt, but you could use a pre-made pasta sauce if you were so daring, just beware of carbs. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over the top.
Set your oven to 180ºC, and place the pizza on the middle or lower rack, and allow it to cook for 45 minutes or more. Just check it ever now and again until it looks like this.
On a few spots, the crust was a little burnt, but the net result negates it entirely.
I went with a pretty typical filling, and if I could change anything, I would have put bacon in there, or maybe some green peppers. Because sometimes, I do feel that I need to eat more vegetables.