Pizza is one of my favorite foods because there are so many variations with toppings! Friday night was always homemade pizza when everyone was home. We’d make up a batch of crusts, everyone would get their own pan to make their own pizza. We’d get them all lined up and start baking and sit down as a family and watch a movie. Some traditions are hard to break, and really I have no plan of giving up pizza. This has become my new keto favorite! It’s crispy around the edges and full of flavour!
This recipe is just for the crust as there are so many sauce and topping variations. We have used Caesar dressing as pizza sauce for as long as I can remember. Extra garlic too! We usually top our pizza with mushrooms, ham, onions and peppers, bacon and sausage. We use what we have on hand and it’s always good! I always pop the broiler on when the pizza looks done enough to just crisp up the toppings a bit, you just have to be careful so that you don’t get distracted because you can go from nice and golden to burnt in short order LOL
- 1 1/4 cup plain pork rinds, crushed
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 TBSP cream cheese, softened
- 1 TBSP phsyllium husk fibre
- 1/2 TBSP Italian seasoning
- 1 egg, room temperature, beaten
Make sure your oven rack is in the middle and preheat to 450F.
Pour pork rinds into food processor or blender and blend until finely ground (should look like Panko crumbs).
In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the crushed pork rinds, psyllium husk and Italian seasonings until well blended. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan over low heat (or in the microwave), heat cheeses until melted and blend well.
Add the crumb mix to the melted cheese mixture and then add the beaten egg. Mix well.
Line a pizza pan with parchment paper and spread dough evenly to cover the pan. Wet your hands with cold water to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands, repeat as needed.
Bake your crust without any toppings for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and add sauce and toppings.
Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes depending on your liking for how done it is. Use broiler to brown the top if desired, but don't leave unattended!
Remove pizza from oven. Depending on your brand of cheese, you may have excess oil around the edge of your pan. You can pour it off (using oven mitts, hold onto your pan, parchment paper AND the edge of the pizza and pour off the oil - pay attention and watch for your pizza to start to slide. Stop if this happens). The excess oil won't hurt anything and will reabsorb back into the pizza as it cools!
Cut and enjoy!