For all the pizza and pulled pork lovers alike - this Pulled Pork Pizza might just make your day. It certainly did mine.
I have to say that before I moved to this continent I don't think I had tried or maybe even heard of pulled pork before. It caught me by surprise the first time I tried it.... Tender Pork meat shredded and coated in BBQ sauce, yummy!
No doubt it has been around for a long time over here, but it must have passed me by somehow when I lived in the UK and Ireland. Although it seems to be spreading over the Atlantic now too and that's because it's so delicious and super easy to make.
I have three versions Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and when you are rushed for time, this Stove Top Pulled Pork which is super quick to make and equally as good and then for a little something different Pulled Pork with an Amazing Blueberry BBQ Sauce. All are low synned, but you could also make it syn free if you use this Syn Free Barbecue Sauce or swap out the maple sugar for sweetener. Want my personal opinion? Just use the maple syrup and syn it, it's totally worth it and very little syns when divided out into portions.
In any case, once I discovered that I love this tasty delight I began to think of other recipes that I could use it in. Whenever I cook some up, it is usually enough to leave some leftovers. One favourite recipe for leftovers is this amazing Pulled Pork Pasta Bake, but then I remembered a Pulled Pork Pizza I once had and that was it, I just had to come up with my own low synned version.
This totally curbed the cravings for the day and all for very little syns. Served up with a salad it was PERFECT!! My whole family love smokehouse style recipes, so coming up with all these low synned versions keeps us all happy.
For the base of the Pulled Pork Pizza, I know there are some bread mixes that can be used as a Healthy Extra B and in turn can then be used to make a pizza base, but sometimes when you fancy pizza, you just don’t want to be messing around making the crust, so I just use a healthy extra b serving of pita bread or tortilla wrap, as I am a thin crust kind of gal anyway and it's a perfect serving.
If you don't fancy Pulled Pork Pizza and would prefer a regular style pizza, then check out this amazing Pizza Sauce (that also works well for topping chicken or stirring into pasta)
Below is a few suggestions for other toppings for your Syn Free Pizza Base (make sure you syn any synned ingredients you use):
- MARGHERITA: pizza sauce, topped with chopped fresh basil and mozzarella
- HAWAIIAN: pizza sauce, topped with ham, fresh pineapple and mozzarella
- BBQ CHICKEN: use my bbq sauce for the topping and add cooked chicken, red onion slithers and mozzarella
- PULLED PORK: Leftover stove top pulled pork with sauce, green peppers, red onion and mozzarella
- PEPPERONI: pizza sauce, topped with pepperoni (syns vary), oregano and mozzarella
- GARLIC MUSHROOM: Garlic Mushrooms (as on recipe) topped with mozzarella and fresh chopped parsley
- MEAT FEAST: pizza sauce with low syn sausage, ham, lean bacon, green peppers, onion, olives (syns vary) and mozzarella
- VEGGIE: pizza sauce, mushrooms, tomato slices, onion, grilled zucchini, red onion, corn and mozzarella
- INDIAN STYLE: leftover chicken curry topped with mozzarella and chopped coriander
- GREEK: pizza sauce, roasted veggies and feta
There are many other variations you can try too on top of the suggestions above. You can also make it gluten free by choosing a Healthy Extra gluten free wrap and vegetarian friendly by choose vegetarian toppings.
and if you are looking for some other ideas for pizza, check out these Pizza Recipes
But if you want to recreate the exact pizza I made, then here is how:
Low Syn Pulled Pork Pizza
Yield 1 serving
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEa, 1 HEb and 0.5 syns per pizza
- Original/SP - 1 HEa, 1 HEb and 0.5 syns per pizza
- WW Smart Points - 12
- Gluten Free - use a gluten free wrap (HEb qualifying one)
- 1 Heb qualifying 60g/2oz whole wheat pita or wrap
- 50g of mozzarella - 1 HEa
- Leftover Stove Top Pulled Pork (approx ⅓ of 1 serving) - 0.5 syns
- Sliced Green Pepper
- Sliced Red Onion
- Preheat oven to 200c/400f (gas mark 6)
- Place Pitta or Wrap onto a baking tray
- Spread with left over Stove Top Pulled Pork
- Add the mozzarella and scatter with the red onion and green pepper
- Bake in the oven for approx 12 minutes until cheese is melted and golden
- (depending on toppings and base you use, baking time may taking slightly less or longer)
Variations - see post for other suggestions for toppings or for using different leftover pulled pork
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Ingredients can vary greatly from brand to brand and therefore it would be impossible to give accurate information.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16.4 g
Saturated Fat 8.3 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 1089 mg
Total Carbohydrates 40.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
Sugars 9.4 g
Protein 37.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.