Yes, that’s right…gluten free and low carb pizza crust! It’s hard to believe you are seeing those words combined together. Gluten free items are almost never low carb.
Since I started doing Trim Healthy Mama I’ve been having a lot of fun finding recipes and playing with them to fit our family’s needs. We are primarily a gluten free family but I have not been strict with the rest of the family in doing this. We are working on everyone being GF right now.
While, I’m still working on getting this recipe to crisp up, the flavor is great and I feel like I’m making pizza.
For the crust, you’ll need:
8 ounces of full fat cream cheese-softened
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I like to grate my own but if you’re a Kraft kind of person, that will work)
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is warming, you’ll want to beat those ingredients all together until smooth. When finished pour into a pan and smooth. (I used an 11X14 pan with greased parchment paper in the bottom. The original recipe calls for a greased 9X13. I was hoping the bigger pan would allow it to get crispy but it didn’t. I may trying using a non glass pan next time. )*
We like a red sauce with our pizza. I just made a quick sauce for this one. One quart of tomato juice mixed with a can of tomato paste. I seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Just let it simmer on low for a bit so the flavors mingle.
If you like a sweeter sauce, add a touch of stevia and it’s perfect for Trim Healthy Mama.
Now that your crust is cooled a bit, spoon on some sauce and the toppings your family likes. Ours had tomatoes, onions, garlic and ham. Make sure you look at the packaging of your ham because it can often contain gluten!
After the toppings goes the mozzarella cheese, a sprinkle of parm cheese and then I like to add some oregano.
It looks good, huh? Hard to believe that this is diet approved and gluten free! Yahoo!
Place this in the oven until the cheese is bubbly. I like to do our until it starts to brown. However, my kids disagree so I just do until bubbly.
This pizza tastes like pizza! The crust has a bit of an eggy taste on it’s own but with the toppings and spices, it is pure pizza! My kids ate more than half of this pan.
We are going to try it again tonight, but I’m going to layer it with another crust and toppings on top to make it like pizza lasagna.
*Attempt number two was on a 9X13 cookie tray and while it did brown up a bit more, it was way TOO eggy for me. So, I will stick with the 11X14 size. (For the record though, my kids still at a TON of it!)
- 8 ounces of full fat cream cheese-softened
- 2 eggs (at room temperature)
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Toppings of your choice
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 9X13 pan or a larger pan for a thinner crust.
- Beat together ingredients until smooth
- Spread evenly in pan and bake for about 15 minuets or until a golden brown.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes before topping.
- Top with sauce, toppings of your choice and some mozzarella cheese.
- Bake at 350 until cheese is bubbly! (About 15-20 minutes)
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