Pizza is love, pizza is life. Whenever someone finds out you’re on the Keto diet, they think you can’t eat pizza. They’re very wrong.
It’s not a strange assumption to make, but it turns out that Keto pizza can be much better than regular pizza. There are a bunch of flour substitutes out there - Today, we want to focus on the one we think the most delicious of all: Cheese and almond flour.
Almonds and cheese are a great duo. That’s probably why the best vegan cheese is made from almonds: It’s a match made in heaven.
So let’s check out this pizza recipe for all you pizza lovers:
Keto Pizza Recipe
Surprisingly, this recipe is pretty low-effort compared to other pizza recipes (including wheat flour based recipes), so you won’t really need to set some time aside to cook. It’s actually an ideal recipe to make when you don’t really want to spend a lot of time cooking but still want a complete meal.
- 750 grams shredded mozzarella
- 150 grams cream cheese
- 1 egg
- Seasoning: Garlic, thyme, dried parsley and pepper.
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- Almond flour
While the seasoning is of course optional, we do recommend using at least garlic and pepper. Use powdered garlic if you’re not a fan of chopping up garlic (also, it’s much easier to make, since chopping up the garlic is the most time-consuming step here).
How to make:
- First and foremost, you gotta start heating up the oven. Set it at a low temp. And let it get some temperature going for at least 30 minutes.
- Get a bowl and throw shredded cheese and cream cheese: Heat up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds - enough so you can mix them together.
- Add 1 egg to the cheese mix and mix until it's all one single ball of elastic cheese.
- Now’s the time to add all of our dry ingredients: Add almond flour, baking powder, salt, and mix.
- Seasoning always goes last. Add, taste, then adjust if needed.
Tip: If you can, use “provenzal” seasoning. This is a special ready-made italian seasoning that consists of dried, chopped garlic and parsley. It saves time and it tastes delicious. God bless italians
Now comes the tricky part: you gotta make this ball of dough into a pizza shape. You can do this by setting it down on your baking sheet (which you’ll cover with oil so that your pizza doesn’t stick to it) and pressing down with your hands, making it into a pizza shape.
If you’re a perfectionist, you can use a roller to delicately but evenly turn your amorphous creation into the perfect circle, fooling everyone into thinking you actually ordered pizza from the expensive place.
As far as toppings, you can use just about anything as long as it’s keto friendly. We recommend using the most low-carb toppings you can find - but definitely do some throw some cheese in there. This pizza is a complete cheese festival, and it’s all about excess.
One last thing: Check the kind of tomato sauce/paste you’re using. Some of them use sugar in their recipe and you wouldn’t even know if you didn’t read the label.