So this happened recently. I threw caution to the wind and ate some cheese. But every bite was worth it. Because at some point, a girl just needs to eat something that feels indulgent. And this certainly did the trick!
Do you “Carb Up”? If you have days where you specifically eat more carbs to help balance hormones on a low carb or keto diet, then this could be a really delicious way to do that!
You could easily take this for lunch by pre-baking the jicama the night before and layering all the ingredients on cold. The at work, just pop in the microwave to melt the cheese. Easy and totally delicious!
I would also consider this a really kid-friendly meal. I mean, what kid doesn’t like the flavor of pizza? And this way, you get to sneak in some veggies they might not otherwise eat.. That’s a win for both parents and kids alike!
I don’t recommend freezing for this. But if you do have leftovers (which I doubt), store this in the fridge in a food-safe, air-tight container for up to a week. Warm in the oven at 350 F., or in the microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Easy!!
I did make one mistake though. I piled everything on together and baked it at once. While it’s certainly easier to do that, my pepperoni got a little burned because the jicama needs a longer baking time than pepperoni can handle. So the instructions below reflect a better way of doing that.
All in all, this was such a nice splurge and it was still low carb. It allowed me to enjoy a few extra carbs without totally blowing my eating plan. And best of all, I didn’t have any cravings afterwards the way I usually would if I’d eaten bread or some other grain-based carb. It was perfect!
P.S. – This is a new category that will have more recipes as time goes on, but here are all the recipes I’m using for “Carb Up Days“.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
- 1 (9.5 oz.) package cut Jicama OR 1 medium jicama pealed and cut into fries
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup Low Carb Smoky Pizza Sauce (see link above)
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 package good-quality pepperoni
- Toss the cut jicama with the oil.
- Place on a baking pan and bake the jicama at 400 for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, cover with sauce, cheese, pepperoni (and any other toppings you'd like to add), and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate. Note that I could not combine my pizza sauce recipe with the nutrition for the entire recipe. So I’ve included the information for both. Simply add them together. ):
Net Carbs: 10