Recipes are fluid…always evolving, always improving. And in my case, I’m always improvising based on what I have available in the kitchen. I love it when you guys find a new way–a better way–to make my recipes, and then tweet me a picture. It means that we’re having a conversation, and there’s nothing that food does better than invoke wonderful conversation.
This “Faux Carb” pizza crust originally posted here on the site for the fantastic film “Fat Head” was its own adaptation of yet another recipe from Cooky’s Creations (a great low carb blog). Go visit both of these sites.
I have tinkered with this crust to get it where I want it–just a tad more chewy and moist, with some added dried herbs for some solid Italian flavor components. Hope y’all enjoy. And be sure to tweet me a pic when you change it up and make it your own.
The Ultimate Low Carb Pizza Crust
(makes a 10-12 inch thin crust pizza)
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella (fresh is bestest)
3 Tablespoons cream cheese
2/3 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Homemade pizza sauce (or store bought without sugar)
Your choice of meat, veg, cheese, etc.
In the above pic, I precooked hot italian sausage, grated mozzarella and fontina cheeses, and topped with arugula when fresh out of the oven.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Microwave the mozzarella and cream cheese in a large bowl until soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Add egg, almond meal, oregano, and basil and blend well into a dough ball. Press into a circle or square shaped pizza on a parchment lined baking sheet sprayed with a thin coating of olive oil or coconut oil. Sprinkle garlic salt over surface of pizza crust. Pierce surface with fork to prevent rising of the crust while baking.
Bake crust in oven for 8-10 mins. Pierce more holes with fork if bubbles form. Bake another 2-4 minutes if crust has not already browned. Do not over bake as it will dry out!
Add your pizza sauce and toppings, pop back in oven for 4-5 more minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.