Low-carb pizza that tastes INCREDIBLE.
Are you craving pizza on a low-carb diet? Don’t worry, we got you covered! You’ll love this cheesy keto pan pizza made with almond flour. It’s got everything you want in a pizza—texture and flavor from the almond dough, cream cheese, mozzarella, pizza sauce, Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and fresh basil. You’ll be wondering where this pizza has been all your life!
What’s Great About Almond Flour?
Almond flour has made its mark on the keto and paleo diets—and for good reason too! It’s a great alternative to all-purpose flour because it’s low in carbohydrates and gives you a boost of protein. Even more, it’s gluten-free as well!
In addition to pizza crust, almond flour can be used to make amazing pie crusts, breads, pancakes, cookies, muffins, cakes, and so much more. This grain-free flour is finely ground into a flour-like consistency, which adds flavor and texture.
The Trick to Making the Dough
With this recipe, we’re actually going to incorporate cheese into the dough. I know, right? Doesn’t that sound amazing?! It’s like a cheesy stuffed Pizza Hut crust, but different. Here’s how to do it!
- Start by combining the cream cheese and mozzarella in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Throw that cheese mix into your microwave and cook it for one minute.
- Once heated through, stir the cream cheese and mozzarella mixture until combined (it should be smooth).
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl: Egg, almond flour, salt, garlic powder, and baking powder.
- Mix until your dough is formed.
After that, all you have to do is roll out your dough until it’s about a quarter-inch thick. Just make sure you line your baking pan with parchment paper so it doesn’t stick.
Tip: The thinner you make your crust, the less almond flavor you will taste and the more pizzas you can make. Just make sure you cook for less time.
The most important tip: Make sure you bake your crust before you add your toppings! Almond dough takes longer to cook, so you want to give it a head start. Then you can add your toppings and throw the cheesy keto pan pizza back in the oven to cook the rest of the ingredients.
What to Serve with Cheesy Keto Pan Pizza
I’m a purist when it comes to pizza sides. When I think about pizza, I think of those salad bars and arcades when I was a kid. My salad of choice was always the caesar salad. But now that I’m trying to eat a little healthier, my go-to is a Kale Caesar Salad with a dressing that’s made with Greek yogurt, parmesan, lemon juice, and dijon mustard as the base. You can’t beat a fresh, crunchy salad to go with that warm, gooey pizza!
Cheesy Keto Pan Pizza
- 2 ounces cream cheese block style
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce sugar free
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces Italian sausage cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 red bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 green bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion sliced
- fresh basil for garnishing
For the Crust
- Place the cream cheese and shredded mozzarella in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 60 seconds. After heating, stir the cream cheese and mozzarella until they are combined. The mixture should be smooth.
- Add the remining ingredients into the bowl and mix until a dough is formed.
To Assemble the Pizza
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a baking sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray. Place the dough on the baking sheet, cover with parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll it out until it's about a quarter of an inch thick. Poke holes in the crust with a fork, then bake for 10 minutes.
- After removing the crust from the oven, spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Then layer with cheese and the remaining ingredients. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Top with fresh basil after removing from the oven.
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