I love pizza – but my stomach does not. Lately I seem to have a hard time digesting heavy, carb loaded, gluten food. I have tried many low carb recipes and they have all been great but this is my new favorite! It tastes like take out pizza and when sliced, can easily be picked up and eaten with your hands.
The ingredients I used for the crust was an 8 ounce bag of shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 ounces of cream cheese, 1 cup almond flour, 1 egg, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese and a dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Preheat the oven to 425 and cover a pizza stone (or cookie sheet) with parchment paper. Mix the mozzarella and cream cheese and microwave until all melted. Mix almond flour, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in another bowl. Add egg, then stir dry ingredients into the melted cheese mixture. Stir together with a spatula until combined and you have a ball of dough.
Put the ball of dough on parchment paper and using oiled hands, spread out into desired shape. Take a fork and poke holes over crust to prevent crust from bubbling up. Bake for 10-15 minutes until nice and brown. You might need to rotate the pan halfway through cooking to get even browning.
Now you have a pizza crust to top with whatever you desire! I used pizza sauce, pepperoni, peppers, onions, spinach and topped it all with more shredded mozzarella. Pop back in the oven and heat until cheese is melted.
That’s all there is to it! Without all those empty heavy carbs, this pizza is really filling. You probably only can eat 1 or 2 slices to be satisfied. The pictures above show my pizza before it went in the oven, after it was done cooking, and then sliced.
So, if you are like me and trying to cut down on wheat, gluten, or carbs – give this pizza a try. I promise you will not be disappointed!