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Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipes


Updated May 16, 2014

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Low-Carb Pizza with Flax Meal Crust

Photo © Laura Dolson

Pizza Crust

I have tried a lot of low-carb pizza crusts. Here are some of the basic approaches to making a low-carb pizza crust, and my personal versions of them.

1. Deep Dish Pizza - Our Favorite Low-Carb Pizza Base

Although I'm partial to the flax meal because of the health benefits, I have to admit that this has become our very favorite. You wouldn't think an egg-based crust could be so good, but there it is. It makes a deep-dish type pizza that is really good, even the next day.

2. Meatza Pizza

This is a traditional low-carb approach. You make a base of hamburger and spices and put the pizza toppings on top. Check out my version of this recipe.

3. Flax Meal Pizza Crust

This is a hearty, very whole-grainy approach. It's a version of my Flax Meal Bread made into a pizza crust. It's fairly thick, but you can make it thinner if you want. You can't pick it up while it's still hot, but when it cools somewhat, you can.

4. Soy Flour Pizza

I have tried a few versions of pizza crust made with soy flour. Soy flour is much lower in carbs than regular wheat flour, but it isn't very low; one cup of soy flour has 20 to 25 grams of effective carbohydrate. George Stella, who used to have a low-carb cooking show on the Food Network, has a recipe that starts out sort of like a pancake batter, and makes a thin crust. It actually tastes fairly good. I tried making a crust that is a little thicker, and added some protein powder to lower the carb count. The protein powder makes it a little drier, but it has the advantage of being able to be picked up. It does have a little soy taste, though the spices help that. Here, the recipe from FoodNetwork.com, followed by my own version.
  • George Stella's Soy Flour Crust
  • Laura's Soy Flour Crust

  • 5. Pizza Bites with Pepperoni "Crust"

    These are sort of like mini-quiches made with pizza toppings. You line the muffin cup of a mini-muffin pan with pepperoni first. They make great party food or snacks.
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