Easy Low-Carb Homemade Pizza: Simple Toasted-Cheese Crust Recipe

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Homemade pizza is a near-weekly dinner here, as it is in many other households. It’s a quick and simple dinner solution, especially when made in the no-mess fashion described in Simplified Dinners.

However, pizza is quite problematic if you are trying to eat low-carb, as I am.

I did a quick Google search one day for low-carb pizza crust ideas, and came across all sorts of concoctions that all required more preparation than a typical pizza crust. And, since I already have to make the pizza crust for the rest of the family, I’m not really interested in cooking what amounts to a completely separate dinner for myself. On top of that, it’d be pretty difficult to eat a grain-free substitute or cauliflower-based crust while the rest of the family enjoys real pizza.

I recalled once attempting an appetizer that was basically toasted Parmesan cheese, and wondered if I could adapt that to be a pizza base. That way, my pizza would basically be real pizza, just without the crust. Toppings only, still toasty, and extra-cheesy. No extra ingredients or cooking would be required, and I wouldn’t feel deprived. I knew I had to make the idea work.

And I did.

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

Toasted Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheese Pizza Crust Recipe

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

  1. Make 3″-5″ circles of shredded mozzarella cheese on a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle some shredded Parmesan cheese on top, as well as a sprinkle of Italian herbs. Bake in a 400-450 oven until melted and just starting to brown on the edges, 3-6 minutes.

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

  1. Add your pizza toppings, but don’t overload it. I added 3 pepperoni and 2 salami slices and a couple small pieces of olive and red pepper to mine. Sprinkle with a little more cheese. This layer will melt into the other cheese and help hold your pizza together. Pop it back in the oven for 2-5 more minutes or until the topping is melted and toasted but the edges of the crust aren’t burnt.

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

  1. Let it cool on the mat or paper for at least 5 minutes. Carefully lift it off and onto your plate. Once it’s cool, you should be able to cut it into quarters and pick it up and eat it like a slice of pizza.

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

Enjoy all the pizza goodness without any of the carbs or any weird substitutes!

For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.
For our weekly pizza dinners, I've started using a simple cheese crust recipe for myself. I get all the delicious toppings but keep the meal low-carb.

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2 Responses

  1. jenny
    | Reply

    THANK YOU!!!
    i recently went low carb and was doing great except for pizza cravings.
    Have been trolling the net for a solution.
    No interest in “weird” crusts, as you say, and found this yesterday, made tonight.
    YUMMMMMMMM! is all I can say.
    A promised, when i let them cool, I cut them in quarters with a pizza cutter and they were very decadent :)
    I will be making these alot, I know.
    thanks again!!

  2. tracey
    | Reply

    So I’m a huge cheese lover so of course I had to try this…I will never look at pizza the same way again…I loved everything about this idea and you customize it to your pallet… I have nothing bad to say about toasted cheese with your favorite toppings.. Bread crust is so 20th century, try try try this for a simple easy delicious alternative to old pizza…

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