The amount of fat to consume on keto diet make it, by far, the most delicious low-carb diet. And what can be more delicious than a keto pizza?
When I was starting the keto diet, I thought than I’m not going to enjoy the chill taste of thousands of foods until I finally realized that it was wrong.
In fact, this keto Pizza is a great example. You can taste and feel that it tastes no different from a normal pizza or even better.
You can eat it at lunch or dinner and feel full for longer hours. All this, of course, for the amount of fats it contains 20 g. Not to mention that it can be eaten freely because it provides only 2 g of net carbs per serving.
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What Is A Keto Pizza?
The truth is we never considered pizza as a healthy meal. So, it is normal if this is the first question pumping in your mind. But, still, the preparation is so simple and if you follow the steps correctly it can become addictive.
Pizza consists mainly of two components: the crust and toppings. So, to make it keto-friendly we have to make changes to from a low-carb crust and toppings.
For the crust, we are going to use mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and almond flour. While for the toppings, we will use a lot of cheese, beef, and low-carb veggies.
Is Keto Pizza Low-Carb?
Of course, yes. One serving contains only 2 g of net carbs which is very low if you consider the minimum as 20 g per day.
However, the serving also provides a lot of protein in addition to fat. So, it has to be eaten in moderation because your body will use protein as a source of fuel, but that’s not what we want on keto diet. Clearly, we want only fats to fuel the body.
How To Make Keto Pizza?
Making keto Pizza is so simple but it has to be precise if you want to get the best pizza that you can get. You just have to prepare the dough, form it into a crust, and bake it. Then comes the toppings.
As mentioned above, the crust needs almond flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and eggs. But you are free to use any other low-carb flour like coconut flour.
Once these ingredients are put together, we have to mix them with a hand mixer or a food processor until a dough will be formed. That we turn it into a crust very carefully (I usually do it with my hands). And finally bake it.
For the toppings, we are using cheese, a sugar-free tomato sauce, low-carb veggies, and beef or chicken.
Simply spread these ingredients on top of the crust and bake everything until the cheese melt.
Mistakes To Avoid
While getting a tasty and keto-friendly dish will glorify your efforts, failing to get the pizza you want can be disappointing. For this, there are some common mistakes that you should avoid. I did these mistakes and they might seem obvious but you should pay attention to them.
- Not measuring the appropriate amount for the ingredients
- Forming a sticky dough: This happens because the dough was not kneaded long enough.
- Overheating the crusting in the oven
- Not resting the dough
- Using low-protein flour
- Food Processor
- Pizza Pan
- 3/4 cup Almond Flour
- 1 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
- 2 Eggs Beaten
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Meat chicken, beef...
- sugar-free tomato sauce
- Preheat the oven at 450F
- In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and Shredded Mozzarella cheese. Then microwave for 1 minute
- Add in the eggs and almond flour, then stir with your hands until a dough forms.
- Transfer the dough to the pan and flatten it with a rollling pin until you get the desired form.
- Put the formed crust into the pizza pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Once ready, remove the crust from the oven and top your pizza.
- Bake again for 8 minutes until the cheese becomes bubbly.
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