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Low carb pizza crust is pretty much a staple at our house these days. Even though it’s hard to believe it now, I spent my early college days living on frozen pizza. It wasn’t even good frozen pizza, it was probably the cheapest kind you can get. My roommate and I would get home from work or school, throw that cheap frozen pizza in the oven, and call it dinner. Night after night.
Who was this girl? Was that really me? Needless to say, I’m making up for lost time now.
When I first started eliminating grains from my diet, I spent years avoiding pizza altogether. As I started to get creative with my recipes, I realized that it doesn’t have to be this way! You actually can have pizza without the carbs, wheat, or that over-stuffed feeling that no one likes.
The frozen pizza I remember from my college days is a far cry from the homemade low carb pizza crust that I make now. My paleo pizza crust is gluten-free, naturally low in carbs, and believe it or not, it’s actually good for you. It’s also packed with protein from eggs and healthy fat from coconut oil and almonds, as well as vitamins and minerals.
I like to make my low carb pizza crust about a quarter-inch thick, which gets it pretty crispy. You can make it any thickness you like. However, keep in mind that you’ll detect more of the almond flour nutty flavor if you make it thicker. Just adjust the oven time up for a thicker crust (a more chewy option) or down for a thinner one (for extra crispy). Watch this paleo pizza crust closely, because once it starts to burn, it progresses quickly.
If you don’t have a rolling pin, pressing this gluten-free crust down with your fingers will work too. Just make sure to get it to a uniform thickness. If you find the almond flour dough too sticky for rolling or pressing, you can refrigerate it for a while which will help remedy this problem.
What I love about this low carb pizza crust recipe is it’s incredibly fast and simple. Whisk together the four simple ingredients, roll out the dough thinly, and stick it in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes. The prep only takes a few minutes, and you can go do something else while you’re waiting for it to bake in the oven.
Finally, top your paleo pizza crust with marinara sauce and your favorite toppings, then it goes back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Talk about an easy weeknight dinner.
4-Ingredient Low Carb Pizza Crust (Paleo, Gluten-free):
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