I recently came up with this pizza crust recipe. It is so fast & easy, and I love it! It is, of course, gluten free and low carb. I also make this yummy, easy, and cheap pizza sauce (even organic, it is still cheap). This time, I just bought sliced mozzarella instead of the fresh... I had them slice it a little thicker than "medium" and it was perfect. I had almond flour at home (I buy it in bulk). At the store, I picked up parmesan cheese, 1/4 lb sliced pepperoni & 1/2 lb sliced med+ thick mozzarella - both from deli, and one small can of organic Muir Glen tomato paste (about $1.50). Muir Glen brand has no BPA in the can lining, by the way. I find this to be a much less expensive gluten-free crust, if you get a good price on almond flour.
For the pizza crust, you can roll it between two pieces of parchment paper, or you can smash it down with your fingers on one sheet. The first time I made it, that worked fine. The second time, it was stickier, so I used a small piece of parchment paper between my fingers and the crust for pressing. I just hate rolling dough, but it's up to you!!
You all know that I do not cook with olive oil! If you REALLY miss the taste of olive oil, then I suggest you drizzle it over your pizza after you take it out of the oven. Otherwise cook with a stable oil like coconut or palm, so that you are not eating rancid olive oil and introducing free radicals into your body! I use expeller pressed coconut oil, which has no taste.
Yummy, Fast, & Cheap(er) GF LC Pizza
Crust:1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small egg (this is easy for me, I use farm eggs. 1 small egg is about 2 teaspoons shy of 1/4 cup blended egg)
2 teaspoons high quality coconut oil, butter, or pastured lard
Mix the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Make a well (a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients in the bowl) and add wet ingredients, then mix all together.
Place parchment paper over cookie sheet. Press dough into pizza crust form on top of parchment paper. If sticky, use another small piece of parchment paper between your fingers and move it around; or a whole piece on top and press; or transfer to countertop and use a rolling pin.
Bake at 350˚F for about 10- 12 minutes until golden brown.
Remove, top with pizza sauce (recipe follows, you can make it while it is baking), mozzarella cheese, and toppings and return to oven with broiler on to melt pizza and crisp your pepperoni (if using).