Cheese Crust Pizza
 
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Low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing. Use the crust recipe and any toppings you'd like!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I prefer to use a mix of 2½ cups of shredded mozzarella and ½ cup of shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Garlic Salt and Ground Pepper
  • Parchment paper
  • Pizza Sauce & Toppings of Your Choosing
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add your shredded cheese(s) and cubed cream cheese.
  3. Microwave on high for approximately 2 minutes, until the cheeses are melted and gooey when stirred. If they aren't sufficiently melted after 2 minutes, keep microwaving for 15 seconds at a time until they reach this texture. You don't want to accidentally scorch the cheese. You want it just melted.
  4. Add your eggs and almond flour.
  5. Stir until well-combined. If the cheese starts to get hard again while you are trying to incorporate the almond flour and eggs, just microwave it for 15 seconds at a time until it is all melted and gooey again. You want to be careful not to scramble the eggs so don't microwave it in longer increments.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dump your melted cheese mixture into the middle of it.
  7. Have your water faucet running or a bowl with water nearby.
  8. Wet your hands and use them to push the cheese mixture out to the edges of the pan. Keep wetting your hands any time the dough starts to stick to your hands or feels stiff. Wet hands are what will allow you to keep pushing the mixture out to the corners of the baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle the "dough" with garlic salt and ground pepper.
  10. Bake for 8 minutes. Check to see if any bubbles have formed in the dough and if they have, use a fork to poke them and let out the steam. Continue baking for an additional 8 minutes or until the crust looks golden brown.
  11. Top with pizza sauce and whatever toppings you'd like.
  12. Drop the oven temperature down to 375 degrees and bake the pizza for approximately 10 minutes, or until cheese topping is melted and slightly browned.
  13. Remove the pizza from the oven and slide the pizza and the parchment paper onto a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  14. Slice with a pizza cutter, grab a few slices, and enjoy!
Notes
NOTE 1: The pizza is only in the oven with the toppings long enough for the cheese on top to melt. If you are using raw toppings like onions, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, or raw meat, you need to PRE-COOK those items before you put them on the pizza otherwise they will still be raw when the pizza comes out of the oven.

NOTE 2: Nutrition information is for the crust only because I anticipate that people's tastes will vary with respect to the toppings they want. The nutrition information for the pizza shown above with sauce, cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms is as follows: Calories 758, Carbs 14, Fat 61, Protein 48, Sodium 1310, Sugar 5.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 587 Fat: 49 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 660 Protein: 35
Recipe by The Eat More Food Project at http://www.eatmorefoodproject.com/cheese-crust-pizza/