RECIPE | Low-carb pizza omelette

Craving a pizza, but sworn off carbs? Keep the traditional cheesy toppings, but trade the dough base for a frittata

10 May 2015 - 02:00 By Hilary Biller
Low-carb pizza omelette.
Low-carb pizza omelette.
Image: Sean Calitz

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

12 extra-large eggs

5ml (1 tsp) mixed dried Italian herbs

30-45ml (2-3 tbsp) tap water

Salt and pepper

15ml (1 tbsp) butter

15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

80ml (1/3 cup) ready-made tomato-based pasta sauce

125g streaky bacon, crisply fried and broken into pieces

Handful black olives, pitted

Handful sliced mushrooms

125ml (1/2 cup) grated cheddar cheese

125ml (1/2 cup) grated mozzarella cheese

Method:

1) Preheat the oven grill.

2) In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a hand whisk, adding the herbs, water and seasoning.

3) In a large non-stick frying pan, melt the butter and oil on high. Pour in the egg mixture and cook until just set.

4) Place the pan under the grill and allow omelette to brown on top.

5) Remove from the grill and spread pasta sauce on top, then sprinkle with bacon, olives, mushrooms and cheeses. Return to grill and cook until cheese has melted. Serve in wedges.