There are a lot of things I am willing to sacrifice for my health, but I’d rather pizza not be one of them, so this low carb pizza crust is literally a life-saver!!!
I know that healthy pizza sounds a bit like an oxymoron, but this actually turned out to be one of my favorite almond flour recipes. Low carb recipes can be a bit of a risk — But never fear, this one is easy and delicious and will be one of your go-to healthy recipes!
Get ready to be impressed with yourself, let’s start!
Everyone needs a good low carb pizza crust pizza recipe. Whether it’s a quick meal for your kids, or a late night snack, you want something quick, easy and customizable.
Here are some other benefits:
- Comes together in under 30 minutes! That’s faster than delivery!
- Make it your way – work through your refrigerator stockpile for creative, delicious combinations
- So easy – this would be great to do with a group of friends. Everyone make a crust!
Check out how quickly and easily low carb pizza crust comes together…
Almond Flour – My favorite low carb flour for the job, this stuff is crazy low in carbs, and has an awesome taste, color and consistency.
When compared to wheat flour, almond flour doesn’t bind as well, and it tend to be a little more dense, so we’ll use…
Psyllium Husk – This pizza has a special, low carb ingredient that makes allll the difference: psyllium husk. Thanks to it, you don’t have to wait for yeast to rise, so our pizza comes together fast! Make sure to have your oven preheating while you get your low carb pizza crust ingredients together…
Pysllium husk is great at making gluten free flours bind, while giving it a bit of “fluff”.
Tools To Make This Low Carb Dinner
You don’t need anything too fancy to make low carb dinners with this crust, except for maybe the parchment paper. Also, a pizza stone would really make this crust crispy, but a regular pan is fine too.
Healthy Dinner Storing Tips
Pizza is one of those amazing healthy dinners that somehow almost tastes better cold. You probably won’t have any left over, but if you do, store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This?
This crust, you guys!! It’s like it wants to help…
You can go ahead and make it ahead of time, with or without toppings, put it on some cardboard and then wrap it really well in plastic wrap. Voila! Low carb frozen pizza made of whole foods. Just add a few minutes of cook time when you reheat it from frozen!
Because you can freeze it, this is a great dish for meal prepping. Make a few personal sized pizzas, top them how you like, and you’ll have healthy go-to meals whenever you need one! Eating healthy and delicious. Winning all over!
One of the great things about this little-black-dress of a low carb pizza crust is that you can dress it up however you want!
- Add some granulated garlic or parmesan to the edges for an extra punch of flavor!
- Sweeten the dough with a little Erythritol, spread with cream cheese and fruit for a healthy dessert pizza (dark chocolate drizzle optional!).
- Roll some cheese into the edges for a delicious surprise!
Can I Make This With Coconut Flour?
While I would love to say this could also be a coconut flour pizza crust, I’m afraid this isn’t a great recipe for the swap. Coconut flour needs MOISTURE, otherwise it’s just brittle as can be.
Are There Nut Free Almond Flour Swaps?
Oh, almond flour. You work hard, but that fact is, you’re a nut, and some people just can’t stand to be near you. Sunflower seed flour would be a great sub in this almond flour pizza crust.
How Can I Make Pizza Bites?
This versatile low carb pizza crust is amazing for making tiny pizza morsels!!
Simply cut the dough into small sections, top with a little low carb pizza sauce and add some toppings. This would make some amazing cauliflower pizza bites. My personal favorite is zucchini pizza bites – the flavors are just right!
Can I Make A Low Carb Pizza Casserole With This Recipe?
Low carb pizza casserole sounds like just the dish to bring to your next family potluck! This versatile dough will be a great base for a casserole, just alternate layers of crust, sauce and toppings. You’ll need to adjust your bake time, depending on how deep dish you decide to go.
What Are Some Low Carb Vegetable Toppings?
There are literally countless ways to top this pizza dough and keep the carb count low…
Just imagine, a lemon and garlic zucchini pizza, meaty eggplant pizza, or, keeping it real low with a whopping 3g of carbs per serving, portobello mushroom pizza. Seriously, so many delicious options. You might just need to make one of each.
What Are Some Protein Packed Toppings?
Using this low carb pizza crust as a base allows you to really let the proteins shine! Or, try a protein base, like this Meatza or this incredible Chicken Crust Pizza. With so many great options, you could have low carb pizzas every day of the week.
Low Carb Pizza Crust
- Mozzarella shredded
- Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Mix almond flour, baking powder, salt and psyllium husk together in a large bowl.
- Pour apple cider vinegar and boiling water over the dry ingredients.
- Stir to combine and knead the dough into a ball.
- Set the dough aside for a 5 minutes, allowing the psyllium husk to absorb the liquids.
- Prepare a sheet of parchment paper, and place the dough on top.
- With slightly damp hands, press the dough into a 10” circle.
- Fold the edges of the dough over to form a crust.
- Prick the dough with a fork to stop it from bubbling.
- Brush olive oil over the edges of the crust so they don’t burn. If you’d like to pre-bake the crust without toppings, brush olive oil over the entire pizza.
- Fill you dough with desired toppings and bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until your toppings are golden brown and the dough is cooked through. Enjoy!
There are so many options for low carb pizza out there, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out! This almond flour recipe is incredible and easy, but also try:
Easy, delicious, and super fast – this low carb pizza crust is going to be on heavy rotation at your home!
It’s SO fabulous and versatile, you’ll be using it from breakfast to a midnight snack. This low carb pizza crust made from almond flour is versatile, fast and easy. Strong enough to hold up to the heartiest ingredients, it’s also chewy and soft, the way pizza should be!
Leave me a comment below and let me know whatcha think! Enjoyyy!