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Keto Pepperoni Pizza with Fathead Crust

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Even though this pizza is low-carb and keto-friendly, the whole family will devour it! It's also made without cream cheese! You can switch out the toppings for whatever you prefer. Note that the yeast is added solely for bread-like flavor in this recipe and not as a raising agent, since there is no sugar present to activate the yeast. Use your favorite no-sugar-added pizza sauce or marinara sauce. I highly recommend shredding your own mozzarella as the bagged variety doesn't melt well."
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35 m servings 336
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 slices)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix yeast into warm water in a small cup, stirring to dissolve. Set aside.
  3. Place 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Stir in the yeast mixture and egg; stir to combine. The mixture will not incorporate well at this point.
  4. Stir in almond flour, xanthan gum, and salt. If difficult to mix, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften the cheese. Stir again until well incorporated. Knead dough by hand for 2 minutes.
  5. Place dough on the prepared baking sheet and press with your fingers into a thin crust 11 to 12 inches in diameter.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Spread pizza sauce over pizza. Top with remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, then scatter pepperoni on top.
  7. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Cut into 6 slices.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 336 calories; 24.3 8.5 22 77 639 Full nutrition

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Sorry, did not taste like "real" pizza, except for the toppings. Better than some, but a discernible texture difference which my spouse and I found off-putting. I fear my expectations are set at...

This was so good. It almost, 99% tasted like real pizza. It was even better cold the next day. Already planning to make this again so I have some easy road trip food.

I precooked some mushrooms to add and it absolutely was the best home made crust I’ve ever had. Would definitely make it again