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SCD Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

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While living in the Chicago area for 11 years I got used to eating Deep Dish Pizza pretty regularly. There were so many places in our area that delivered delicious deep-dish pizza, whenever we wanted it. Unfortunately, these kinds of places are hard to find in Iowa and even in Chicago, it was hard to find a healthy alternative.

I decided to swap out all of the bad ingredients for tasty healthy ones now that I am eating healthy. When I am craving a deep dish pizza I whip up a gluten-free deep-dish pizza that is SCD friendly.

What is SCD?

SCD is short for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a diet that has helped millions of people improve their health. I found out about SCD when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers in the digestive tract.

Upon being diagnosed, I was prescribed a lot of medications that I was told, I would be taking for the rest of my life.

This diagnosis and treatment inspired me to look into alternatives to the standard handful of pills methods my doctors were pushing. One of the first things I asked my doctor was if there were any diets that I could follow to prevent further damage to my body.

He told me, much like many UC and Chron’s disease patients are told, that diet had nothing to do with the disease. It was not the cause, the cure, or the prevention of this diagnosis and I found that hard to believe.  So I began my journey, alone, without his guidance because I believed that diet had to play an important role in my health.

I began to search for different diets that others have tried and that is when I stumbled upon SCD and the amazing community of people who follow this diet in hopes of healing their bodies through diet.

I found out about the SCD diet list and determined which foods were SCD legal and which were not. I began trying different SCD recipes and creating some of my own.

Fruits and vegetables

When I stumbled upon the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall MS, all of my questions were answered. I was able to find out why the diet was an essential part of regaining my health and why the doctors refuse to link the two together.

That was when I looked at food completely differently and began recreating all of my favorite recipes to make them comply with the rules of The Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

You can find more SCD Recipes on my site by clicking here. To learn more about SCD click here to read all about my journey. 

SCD Deep Dish Pizza

What do you need to make SCD Deep Dish Pizza?

SCD Deep Dish Pizza Dough

What you’ll need:

2 cups of Almond Flour

2 Eggs

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda

1/4 Cup of Colby Jack

1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil

Medium Sized Buttered Cast Iron Skillet

Enough Olive Oil to Drizzle Crust

 In a Large Mixing Bowl add the 2 Cups of Almond Flour and the 2 Eggs, 2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda, and mix well.

Then add in the 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1/4 Cup of Colby Jack, and 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil.

Mix everything together.

Homemade SCD Deep Dish Pizza

Once everything is mixed, shape dough into a ball with hands, working it into a tight ball.

Butter a medium skillet and press dough evenly into the sides and bottom, pressing firmly to remove any air bubbles or cracks in the dough.

Homemade SCD Deep Dish Pizza

How do you make SCD Pizza Sauce?

SCD Pizza Sauce

What you will need:

12 ounce can of Crushed Tomatoes

2 Teaspoons Garlic or 1 Teaspoon Fresh Diced Garlic

1/4 of an onion, diced

1/4 Teaspoon Oregano

1/4 Teaspoon of Basil

A Dash of Salt and Pepper

1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil

Add Olive oil to a frying pan and turn on high heat. Add Onions and let cook until they become translucent. Add Garlic and heat an additional 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cook on medium to low heat for about 20 minutes.

This sauce is great in this Homemade SCD Deep Dish Pizza Recipe as well as a great sauce for Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti, too!

Fill Crust with sauce, add provolone cheese, and other toppings ( I used green peppers and onions).

Drizzle Crust with Olive Oil.

Homemade SCD Deep Dish Pizza

How to Cook SCD Deep Dish Pizza

Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.

Using a butter knife, carve the outside of the crust away from the sides of the skillet. Use a spatula to wedge underneath the pizza when removing from the skillet.

I have made this recipe with the intention of eating half one day and reheating the leftovers the next. This worked out well for me but when reheating I made sure to grease the pan again and heat it the same way I made it the first time while checking every few minutes to make sure I didn’t overcook.

Homemade SCD Deep Dish Pizza

Did you try out this delicious SCD Deep Dish Pizza Recipe? Leave a comment and tell me what you thought of this easy to make SCD Deep Dish Pizza Recipe!

Is this Deep Dish Pizza Keto Friendly?

If you are following a gluten-free diet, this Deep Dish Pizza Recipe is the perfect recipe to satisfy those cravings. If you are following a Keto Diet, be sure to calculate your net carbs for the day before devouring this pizza as it can rack up the carbs pretty quickly.

It is nice to have the option to eat a Keto-Friendly Deep Dish Pizza but it isn’t exactly a zero carb keto food so be sure to calculate your net carbs before devouring this entire pizza.

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SCD Deep Dish Pizza

SCD Deep Dish Pizza

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Almond Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup of Colby Jack
  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • Medium Sized Buttered Cast Iron Skillet
  • Enough Olive Oil to Drizzle Crust
  • What you will need for the sauce:
  • 12 ounce can of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic or 1 Teaspoon Fresh Diced Garlic
  • 1/4 of an onion, diced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Basil
  • A Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • You will also need Provolone Cheese and Veggies for toppings.

Instructions

    In a Large Mixing Bowl add the 2 Cups of Almond Flour and the 2 Eggs, 2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda, and mix well.

    Then add in the 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1/4 Cup of Colby Jack, and 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil.

    Mix everything together.

    Once everything is mixed, shape dough into a ball with hands, working it into a tight ball.

    Butter a medium skillet and press dough evenly into the sides and bottom, pressing firmly to remove any air bubbles or cracks in the dough.

    For the Sauce:

    Add Olive oil to a frying pan and turn on high heat.

    Add Onions and let cook until they become translucent.

    Add Garlic and heat for an additional 2 minutes.

    Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

    Cook on medium to low heat for about 20 minutes.

 

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Alyssa

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Melissa,thank you! I love a good and easy pizza and this looks delicious. It is definitely one of my favs!

Melissa

Thursday 14th of March 2019

That's awesome, I am so glad to hear it!

Nicole

Monday 5th of June 2017

Made it and the flavor was there but the kids didn't like the texture. It fell apart too easily for us. But overall a really good recipe.

Melissa

Monday 5th of June 2017

Sorry to hear the kids weren't crazy about the texture! IF your crust is falling apart maybe try adding more olive oil to soften the flour and make it more workable. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Maria-Teresa Andreacchi

Thursday 21st of May 2015

This recipe looks absolutely amazing. I love Chicago deep dish style pizza, but as we all know its a killer on the calorie count... Your recipe sounds great and easy enough to do any week of the night. Great post!

Pamela

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

This post is definitely being tagged for my recipe book. I love pizza that is low carb and gluten free. Pus, it looks like it tastes great! Thanks for sharing. It's going to be a pizza weekend in my house :-)

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