Low Carb Pizza Pork Medallions

Forget traditional pizza when you can enjoy these low carb Pizza Pork Medallions instead! Thanks so much to Smithfield for sponsoring today’s recipe.

Pizza Pork Medallions are surely the best way to make low carb pizza ever. The "crust" is PORK!
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I’ve mentioned that I’ve been trying to cut back on carbs in an effort to lose some weight. It’s going OK, but I think the hardest thing to give up is pizza. I already can’t eat real pizza crust, but the gluten free alternative is definitely better than no pizza. No pizza is just… sad.

If you’ve been avoiding pizza too, turn that frown upside down because I have a delicious pizza alternative for you! Feast your eyes on these Pizza Pork Medallions! Not only does this easy recipe have less carbs, it also has more pork. WINNING!

Bacon happens to be one of my very favorite pizza toppings, so of course I wanted to use Smithfield’s Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet in this recipe. Perfectly tender, marinated pork is topped with real bacon! How awesome is that?? I will admit, the bacon kind of fell off when I sliced the pork loin into medallions, but I just browned it with the pork to turn it into a pizza topping.

Smithfield has a marinated fresh pork loin topped with real applewood smoked bacon!

I made my own pizza sauce, but you can use bottled sauce if you prefer. I would just say to look for one that is on the thick side and low in sodium. After topping your browned pork medallions with sauce, you can add whatever other favorite toppings you like. I chose mushrooms and bell peppers since I felt like I had my meat bases covered. Also, the seasoned pork and bacon bring a lot of saltiness to the party, so I wouldn’t recommend adding any other salty toppings like pepperoni or anchovies.

I love that you can easily customize these to fit everyone’s tastes since they are made individually. It’s a perfect meal for picky kids (or husbands)! If the weather cooperates, you could even make this recipe on the grill. Just make it exactly as written except, you know, on a hot grill instead of a skillet. Close the grill for the step that says to cover the skillet to let your cheese get all melty and wonderful. Everyone at your cookout will be so excited to try this fun, new way to enjoy pork tenderloin!

Forget traditional pizza when you can enjoy these low carb Pizza Pork Medallions instead!

I would recommend serving these pizza pork medallions with a simple green salad for a very fun family meal that comes together in no time. I hope you enjoy yours! If you make this at home, why not post a photo and tag me on Twitter or Instagram with @wearychef? I love to see what you are cooking!

Smithfield fresh pork loin filets are around 24 ounces, so you can easily get two meals out of one cut of meat. When you prepare this meal (unless you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed), dice some of the raw pork and save it in your refrigerator for a leftover recipe I’m going to show you in a couple days. It’s a pork stir fry that works with a little or a lot of meat, so don’t worry about saving too much or too little.

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Pizza Pork Medallions are surely the best way to make low carb pizza ever. The "crust" is PORK!

Low Carb Pizza Pork Medallions

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Pizza night just got way more delicious with these easy Pizza Pork Medallions!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Place sliced pork into hot skillet, and add a little crumbled bacon (that fell off the pork loin during slicing) to a corner of the pan to cook.
  2. Cook pork for about 4 minutes, then flip medallions over. Spread a spoonful of tomato sauce over each piece of pork. Use a spoon to scoop and sprinkle the cooked bacon over the sauce. Top with bell peppers and mushrooms (or your desired toppings), then lay a piece of cheese over each little pork pizza.
  3. Cover the pan, and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve while hot.

Notes

  • I would recommend two pieces per kid and three pieces per adult. Save the unused pork in the refrigerator for another recipe later in the week!
  • I used my own pizza sauce recipe, but I reduced the water to 1/3 cup and the salt to a small pinch. (You want a sauce that is thick and not too salty.)
  • These are my suggested toppings, but of course you can make your version to your liking!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15

Here are some other recipe ideas using marinated fresh pork!

Thank you again to Smithfield for sponsoring today’s recipe.

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork (smithfield.com)

Forget traditional pizza when you can enjoy these low carb Pizza Pork Medallions instead!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

10 comments

Terry R
7 years ago

This looks like a great idea. I too don’t eat pizza crust. Primarily because since gastric bypass, I can’t eat that heavy food. But I still love pizza! I have been using low carb tortillas as my base and they work very well, but you do have to eat with a fork, they are too flimsy to pick up. I use a bottled pizza sauce by Contadina, and I sometimes use Hormel turkey pepperoni slices, but mostly I pile on the veggies, onion slices, peppers cut up (red and green if I have them), and as many sliced mushrooms as will fit. I put mine in the microwave for 4 minutes, then I take out and add the mozzarella, as much or as little as you want. Back in the microwave 1 minute. Take out and slice while warm. I eat the whole thing because it is nearly all veggies with the hint of pepperoni, and not the filling crust I used to eat. Now my husband is from Tonga in the South Pacific, so pizza is NOT his idea of a meal. But when I make these, I always make two. He will come in the kitchen and ask who owns this one, and I say well, I guess you do. I make it and he LOVES it. The smell of them cooking gets him I think. If he doesn’t want it, I put it in a storage bag, plate and all, for another meal the next day.. I have been toying with putting them on a cookie sheet, and baking them, I think they might be sturdier, but I can never wait that long for it to cook! This is a 10 minute meal, from start to finish thank you very much, and adding another 15 – 20 minutes for baking just isn’t appealing to me…

Des @ Life's Ambrosia
8 years ago

What a great family friendly dinner!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
8 years ago

Easy and delicious, that’s always a winning combination!

Heather @FrenchPress
8 years ago

we’re trying to do low carb as well, and I love this fun pizza idea

Spend With Pennies
8 years ago

What an awesome idea for pork! I get tired of the same ol’ same ol’… this is going on my menu!

Sandi Gaertner
8 years ago

What a fun low carb idea….love the protein. It is perfect for growing kids.

The Chunky Chef .
8 years ago

Low carb solidarity sister! These are the perfect solution to the pizza cravings :)

Amy Stafford
8 years ago

Pizza is a tough one to give up when cutting carbs, but it looks like you hit it out of the park with this recipe!

Heather S-G
8 years ago

I would definitely have a hard time cutting pizza out of my routine (we eat it far too often). But this is a super fun and delicious sounding twist, I must try it!

Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious
8 years ago

I sympathize about pizza. It is so darn hard to stay away from it. You came up with a great solution!

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