Low Carb Eggplant Pizzas are quick and easy to make, with all the macronutrients to keep your blood sugar low and help you lose weight. Enjoy your favourite food and stay healthy!
Health Benefits of Eggplant Pizza
If you’re like me, you can’t live without pizza! Most assume it’s a food you’ll have to give up while intaking a low carb or ketogenic diet, but simply put, it’s not.
Eggplant is an amazing choice when substituting your typical flour dough pizza crust because it’s high in fibre, a nutrient-rich aubergine that will help regulate you in the bathroom as well as lower your risk of heart disease. A great option for diabetics who want to avoid spiking insulin levels with high carb foods.
Not only will you be able to maintain insulin levels and blood sugar levels, it also ties into managing cortisol levels — the stress hormone that will produce belly fat, promote fatigue, moodiness, anxiety and depression, and much more.
More low carb Keto recipes you’ll love:
- Oven Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings (Gluten-Free, Keto, Paleo & Whole 30)
- Easy Chicken and Creamy Alfredo Zoodles (Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free)
- Fat Burning Cabbage Soup (GF, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, and Vegan)
- Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto)
Delicious and quick and easy to make, these mini eggplant pizzas will be gone in a heartbeat. If you’re looking for a fun twist to this recipe for Halloween, check out these Mini Jack-o-Lantern Eggplant Pizzas which are exactly the same, just with spooky pepperoni facial cutouts!
Eggplant Pizza Toppings
The hubby wanted bacon on his pizzas, so we added pre-cooked crumbled bacon bits. You could easily add on mushrooms and ham to make this a Canadian style pizza. Or, add more veggies like chopped onion, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. You could also add your favourite cheese like parmesan or feta. Yes, and even olives. And hot sauce, too. Maybe a few hot peppers as well. Seriously so, so good.
I’m not a fan of pineapple pizza (sorry, not sorry), however, pineapple is a sweet fruit that is high in natural sugars and therefore high in carbs. Good riddance.
How to Bake Perfect Eggplant Pizzas
The key is in the salt. Just like other vegetables, like zucchini, eggplant tends to hold onto water. If you have the time, once you’ve sliced your eggplant into half-inch pieces, salt each side of the pieces and have them sit for half an hour between paper towels. This will retract the moisture for a later, more crispier eggplant crust. Then, wipe off the salt by using a clean kitchen towel or paper towel.
Spread out eggplant slices on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Add your seasoned tomato sauce, you can also use organic marinara sauce, sprinkle mozzarella, and place pepperonis and bacon bits on top. Broil on high until the cheese browns and desired crispiness. Be careful not to burn.
I told you dinner would be ready that fast! Show me how your eggplant pizzas turn out by tagging me on Instagram!
Low Carb Eggplant Pizzas
- Wash and dry eggplant and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Spread slices apart on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- Broil in the oven, on high, until desired crispiness. Careful not to burn.
- Serve immediately using a spatula and enjoy!