Low Carb Pizza Panini

Here's the Dish

This recipe is so simple, yet soooo delicious! I’ve been making panini’s for lunch for quite a while now, because they are a quick and balanced lunch option and they are ready in minutes! It wasn’t until I made this Pizza Panini for my sister that I realized I needed to share it with all of you! She was so excited about the sandwich in fact, that it honestly made me laugh! I said, ‘geez, it sounds like you’ve never had lunch before!’ She replied, ‘No, this is just one really good sandwich. It’s like a healthy slice of pizza!’ Well imagine that, a sandwich that tastes as good as a slice of pizza, and it just so happens to be quick, easy and healthy too!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.

1

Warm up panini grill, or a sauté pan over medium high heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2

Spread pizza sauce over 1/2 of the wrap bread. Sprinkle seasoning over sauce, followed by the meat of choice. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the meat layer, (or pull apart string cheese and lay on bread), and end with the Parmesan cheese, (and pepperoni if using).

3

Fold bread in half over meat and cheese. Place sandwich in the panini grill, (or prepared saute pan), and cook until sandwich is golden brown and toasted on both sides, and the cheese is melted. (Note: If using a saute pan, you will need to flip the sandwich to toast both sides, a panini grill will take care of both sides at once!)

4

Using a pizza cutter, cut sandwich into wedges if desired. Serve warm and with a side of pizza sauce for dipping if desired! Enjoy!

Ingredients

1High fiber/low carb wrap or flatbread (I use LaTortilla brand wraps or Lavash bread, at about 100 calories per wrap)
1/8 cupPizza sauce (I used the squeezable kind by Contadina)
1/4 cupLow fat shredded mozzarella or 1 cheese stick
1 tbsParmesan cheese
1/2 tspItalian blend or pizza seasoning
4 ozThinly sliced ham or turkey lunchmeat 1
Optional: 3-4 Turkey pepperonis, (microwaved on a paper towel for 30-60 seconds until crisp like bacon)

1 OR 4 0z of chicken (cooked and shredded), OR 1 Morningstar pizza burger (cooked according to package directions)

Katie's Tip!

Try adding any veggies that you would enjoy on top of pizza! Yum!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Panini
223 Calories per panini
6 g Fat
24 g Carbohydrates
12 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
29 g Protein
7 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

19 Comments

Life's a Bowl said:

Turkey pepperoni has been appearing in our fridge the past few weeks [it's on sale] so we’ve been getting creative and pizza-fying many different dishes… Subs, salads, pasta, eggs- all so tasty! I made a similar recipe last week but called them “pizzadillas” since they reminded me of quesadillas :P

March 26th, 2012 — 10:09am  |  Reply

Elisabeth said:

I’m so glad I checked your blog before I made lunch! I just happened to have all of the ingredients and it was delish! Thanks! Your blog is literally becoming my go-to when I need a quick, delicious and healthy meal!

March 26th, 2012 — 10:09am  |  Reply

Jo Williams said:

YUM! I have all of this on hand so making to take for lunch tomorrow!

March 26th, 2012 — 11:43am  |  Reply

Tracey said:

Love the single serve recipes, keep them coming!!

March 26th, 2012 — 2:41pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

How funny Allison! Yes, I thought about calling it a pizza quesadilla too! :)

March 26th, 2012 — 5:44pm  |  Reply

Nina said:

sounds yummy! Just got flatbread today. I’m making it tomorrow!!

March 26th, 2012 — 6:06pm  |  Reply

Kirsten said:

Katie, Your website is an answered prayer! Seriously! I have been pursuing the Lord about transforming the image I have of myself and showing me how to eat better and work out a healthy amount. One day I just happen to “run in” to your site. Thank you so much for being obedient to what the Lord has called you to!! You are a HUGE encouragement to me! I absolutely love your recipes! I’m excited for your “print” option and would love to buy a cookbook if you publish one. :-) Thanks a million times!!

March 28th, 2012 — 7:02am  |  Reply

Darren said:

Well I did try it used all the stuff you suggested By added sauted onion
garlic, sweet red peppers, and mushrooms..also pepperoni, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. But i also used spray butter for the out side of tortilla. What a great idea…..great dish….thank you..

Darren (Pepper)

March 28th, 2012 — 3:26pm  |  Reply

Tiffany Buss said:

This is my new favorite recipe of yours although I have absolutely LOVED them all! I made these for dinner for the family and they were a hit. Then I made myself another for lunch today. I made mine with the morningstar pizza burgers and they were so so yummy! What I love about your recipes is that not only are they healthy and delicious, but the ingredients are practical and wallet friendly. I now make my grocery list each week based off of what recipes I choose off your amazing website! Thank you so much!!!! And when is the cookbook expected to be released – can’t wait to buy it!!

April 30th, 2012 — 11:42pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

thank you sooo much tiffany! :)

May 1st, 2012 — 12:12am  | 

Erin Radler said:

This was FANTASTIC. Definitely a new staple in our home. It was so easy too. Very nice :)

June 5th, 2012 — 12:12am  |  Reply

Jessica Davis said:

Hi Katie! Can you please tell me the actual cargs/fiber in this recipe? Thanks!

July 5th, 2012 — 1:20pm  |  Reply

Jessica Davis said:

*carbs

July 5th, 2012 — 1:20pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

hey jessica! it will vary based on the wrap you use!

July 5th, 2012 — 2:10pm  | 

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