Quick Pizza for One

I saw this recipe for Toaster Oven Pizza for One on Carrots N Cake a while ago and liked the idea of a single serving pizza. I am also thinking it might be a good idea to make smaller quantity recipes. Even though I’m only cooking for one, I usually cook a full (or nearly full) recipe and end up eating the meal throughout the whole week. It’s a nice strategy in terms of minimizing the number of days I need to spend a lot of time cooking, but I usually end up getting tired of the meal by the fourth fifth sixth serving.

The original recipe used entirely almond meal, but I decided to try splitting the flour into half almond meal and half whole wheat. I’m still trying to figure out how much I want to use almond flour in baking. On the one hand, it’s higher in protein than regular flour and I like that. On the other hand, it’s also higher in fat and calories and makes for a much denser final product. The half-and-half method seemed like a good balance – at least for this instance. *There are pictures of two bowls and two pizzas because I wanted to make two single-serving pizzas. I used two separate bowls though, so all measurements are for ONE single-serving recipe.

First, I combined 1/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 whole wheat flour, and 1 tsp ground garlic:

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Next, I added half an egg and 1/2 tsp olive oil to each bowl (you could probably use a full egg each or just use one egg white):

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And 1 tsp ground flax:

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Mix it thoroughly until mixture becomes uniform. For me, everything didn’t really stick together until I got down and dirty with my hands (pre-wet your hands!!). Once the dough became uniform, I shaped it into balls, spread out with my hand on a cutting board, and transferred to a baking tray:

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Now…the best part…TOPPINGS!

Since I made this recipe right before leaving for vacation (what, Rome for a week?!), I used an assortment of whatever-I-wanted-to-use-up to top my pizza. First, some pesto:

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Then, tomato:

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Plus sauteed onions:

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Shredded gruyere cheese:

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And, last but not least, artichoke hearts:

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Bake at 350° for 18 minutes until cheese is cheesy and crust is crusty:

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Look at this goodness:

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yumyumyum. This was super easy and tasty – I will definitely keep on hand as a go-to for quick, small meals. The recipe should also work fine to increase and serve multiple people.

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