Gluten Free Low Carb Pizza!~
Start to on the table in less than 45 minutes including cooking time. It's Paleo and Keto friendly and has almost half the calories of frozen pizza and 1/4 of the sodium and carbs. The crust is slightly crunchy on the outside and has a nice crumb - it's not a duplicate for pizza dough made with yeast but it was SO easy (the dough took 5 minutes to prepare) and tasty. My husband, who said he was going to have a sandwich, ended up trying a bite and then going for the full-on pizza lunch.
In a medium bowl mix:
2 cups superfine almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill) This makes a way better pizza crust than the more coursely ground almond flour/meal)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons melted Ghee (clarified butter) or regular butter or coconut oil
2 pinches salt (I used a low sodium salt)
Form into a ball and place between two sheets of parchment paper. Use your hands to flatten into a round. I like a thicker crust so mine was about 1/3 of an inch - you can make it thinner if you like~
Do NOT try and use a pastry board for this dough - it sticks badly
Pastry Cloth - FAIL!
Use the parchment paper to transfer the pizza crust round to a pizza pan and prick the surface with a fork to make small holes so bubbles don't form as it bakes. Bake in a 350 F. preheated oven 15-20 minutes (Edges should just be turning golden brown) If using a thinner dough bake for 12-15 minutes.
While it bakes:
In a small microwave-safe bowl mix 1/2 of a 15-ounce can sodium-free tomato sauce with:
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Thyme Essential Oil (or 1/4 tsp dried herb)
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Oregano (or 1/4 tsp dried herb)
1 toothpick swirl Young Living Vitality Rosemary (or 1/4 tsp. dried herb)
1 tsp. chopped garlic (optional)
Heat in microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds to warm just before crust comes out of the oven.
Measure out 1 cup of Italian Cheese blend.
When baking time is up for the pizza, spread sauce on the crust top with cheese and bake an additional 10-12 minutes (Edges should be golden brown but not dark and cheese is melted.)
Cool three-four minutes, cut into 8 slices and then serve. Almonds are hard for doggies to digest and may cause stomach upset so ignore the big sad eyes and give them a pizza flavored biscuit instead (recipe in the comments)
Per Slice: 220 Calories
12 Grams Protein
100 mg. Sodium
9 net Carbs
2 and 1/2 grams Saturated Fat
Yay! I didn't get pizza as almonds aren't good for my stomach and garlic is toxic but Dad gave me one of Mom's cheese and pizza flavored homemade dog biscuits!