Serving size: 1 piecce
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Have a delicious Low Carb Supreme Pizza faster than it would take for a delivery. This tweak on the Fathead Pizza Dough makes it possible. It’s not only low carb but gluten-free and perfect for ketogenic diets.
The Pizza Dough
1½ cups (5 oz) mozzarella cheese
2 ounces cream cheese
1 large egg
1¼ cup (3 oz) almond flour
2 tablespoons plain whey protein powder (or ¼ cup more almond flour)
1 clove garlic
½ cup jarred Marinara Sauce (lowest carb you can find)
2 links Italian sausage, crumbled and cooked
¼ cup (1 oz) green bell pepper
¼ cup (1 oz) onion
¼ package (2 oz) sliced mushrooms
1½ cup (5 oz) mozzarella cheese
Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 F. Brown the sausage, drain and set aside. Cut the vegetables and saute them until softened. I add a little water and cover to steam a bit and then uncover and dry out a bit.
Low Carb Pizza Crust: Place the 5 ounces of grated mozzarella cheese into a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Cut the cream cheese into about 6-8 pieces and place in the bowl with the mozzarella. Microwave the cheeses for 1½ -2 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave. Stir the cheeses together. Break the egg into the cheese and stir with a fork until combined. It will take a minute to coax the two to blend. Add the almond flour and protein powder and blend completely. Sometimes I use my hand at the end and knead the dough until it is more elastic than sticky – which is when it is a little cooler.
Method: Hands: Place a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan and with water moistened or oiled hands, pat the dough evenly into place. I prefer to oil my hands. The dough will cover most of the sheet pan. Dock (poke holes all over) with a fork.
Rolling Pin: Alternately, roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper. This is my preferred way. Remove the top piece of parchment and transfer the dough and parchment to the baking sheet. Dock (poke holes all over) with a fork.
Bake: Bake on the bottom rack for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and rub the crust with a piece of garlic. It will melt into the crust and be wonderful! Spread the marinara sauce over the crust and top with half of the cheese. Add the rest of the topping followed with the rest of the cheese. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes until it’s hot and the cheese has melted.
Makes 2 – 10 inch pizzas or 1 large sheet pizza.