When I moved to Rhode Island, I never even knew there was such a thing as a RI-style pizza. But if you walk into any convenience store or bakery, you’ll see these slabs of cold pizza with no cheese, just sitting there on the counter. NO CHEESE? Ridiculous. Blasphemy!
But gosh darnit, the stuff is good, even when it’s cold (although I tended to heat it up). It’s also usually pretty garlicky, so that helps. Because I could eat raw garlic for every meal and snack in a day and not even care what my breath smells like.
So this Rhode Island style pizza isn’t cheese free (obvs) but it’s in all the right places. Cheese makes the crust and then you just top with sauce and a bitof grated parmesan – another topping on Rhode Island pizzas. If you wanna up your garlic game on this one, add some garlic powder too.
And this pizza, my friends, is all you’re ever going to need again for pizza. I mean I’ve fallen madly for that famous low carb tromboli recipe, but this is just so easy and delicious and it holds up like actual pizza (let it cool for a minute to harden).
- 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup asiago cheese (or just use 1.5 cups mozzarella)
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce (naturally low carb preferred, 3-4 net carbs or less)
- Grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
- Pizza/italian seasonings (to taste)
- Heat a good non-stick pan (I used ceramic) up to medium heat and add the garlic oil.
- When the oil coats the pan and is shiny, add your mozzarella (it should start sizzling right away).
- Use a spatula to spread the cheese evenly and round the corners, like a pizza.
- Cook for about 3-5 minutes while it melts and starts to become dark around the edges.
- Once all the cheese has melted and it's starting to brown, add the tomato sauce and spread around lightly with a spoon.
- Cook for another minute or so.
- Use a spatula and start sliding it around the edges of the pizza, and then underneath just to de-stick it from the pan, but not trying to lift it off the pan.
- Once the pizza is free from the pan, tip your pan and slide your pizza on to a foil-lined pan (you can use your spatula to guide it)
- Sprinkle your grated cheese and pizza seasonings.
- Let cool for about a minute.
- Cut into fours and enjoy!
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