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Keto Pizza: Keto Pizza Crust Recipe

A four ingredient low carb and gluten-free keto pizza crust. It’s a quick and easy and delicious and healthy guilt-free meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pizza
Keyword: dinner, gluten free, healthy recipes, keto, low carb, pizza, sugar and cloth
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet or pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pre-shredded mozzarella cheese 168 g
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour 96 g
  • 1 large egg
  • Pizza toppings

Instructions

To make the keto pizza crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a pizza pan.
  • Place the pre-shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Then, mix them with a handheld mixer for a few seconds to break up the cream cheese.
  • Heat the cheeses for 30 seconds, then use a hand mixer to mix them together. Repeat the 30-second increments, followed by mixing, another 2 times, or until the two cheeses are melted and thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cup of almond flour and the egg and beat on low until they are incorporated. If this step is too hard for your mixer’s motor, you can finish kneading it by hand.
    You shouldn’t have any visible strings of mozzarella in the dough. If there are some or if the dough becomes too stiff to work with, microwave for 10-15 seconds. Continue kneading the dough until well-blended. The dough is complete when it is thoroughly combined and you can form it into a ball.
  • Place it on the piece of parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Use your hands or a spatula, spread the pizza dough on the parchment paper. Make sure it’s 8”-9” across and approximately ¼” thick. You may need to wet or oil your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them while you spread.
  • Bake the pizza crust for 8-9 minutes, or until it’s light brown. Remove it from the oven.

To make your keto pizza:

  • Add all of your toppings.
  • Bake the crust for another 5-7 minutes. Or bake until the cheese is beginning to melt and the edges of the crust are a deep golden brown.
  • Move an oven rack closer to the top of your oven and place the pizza on it. Turn the broiler on high. Allow the cheese to broil for a few minutes, or until it’s bubbly and beginning to brown. Watch it very carefully at this stage, as the cheese can go from perfectly browned to burnt in a few seconds.

Notes

  • Recipe based on Tom Noughton’s Fathead Pizza Crust Recipe
  • Estimated nutrition faces based on pizza crust only
  • You may substitute the almond flour with coconut flour. If so, replace every 1/4 cup (1 ounce) of coconut flour with at least 1 cup of almond flour. Decrease the amount of liquid in the recipe by using one less egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. 
  • Pizza topping ideas:
    • Keto barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, cheddar and mozzarella, and caramelized red onions
    • Mix multiple cheeses like fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, etc.
    • Keto approved sausages or deli meats (like pepperoni or salami) with seared bell peppers and caramelized onions, mozzarella
    •  Pile on some peppery arugula for an added little bit of veggie goodness
    •  Keto ranch, grilled chicken, sliced or diced tomatoes, and mozzarella

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1mg