Why does my heart-shaped fathead dough pizza have dill pickle eyebrows? Great question! Because my comfort food has come a long way, baby.
My Grandma Ruth always had two things ready for me when we visited. Sweet pickles and sausage sandwiches on white bread. God, I adored that woman. She knew how to love fiercely. And the unbreakable grip of her hugs proved it.
And she knew how to feed people what they craved. Unfortunately I craved white bread and sugar in all its forms.
So it’s a rainy day and I’m a little down. Remnants of the out-of-control depression that is now under control through ketogenic eating. And experimentation in the kitchen is one of my greatest rules. I don’t cook inside the lines. That’s why my pizza has eyebrows. But instead of sausage on white bread, I now have sausage on fathead dough pizza crust. And those pickles are no longer sweet gherkins. Dill pickles are actually great for keto eaters because they replace a lot of salt we lose on the low-carb way of eating.
I think Grandma Ruth would approve. <3
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Low-carb pizza crust made from cheeses, eggs, and almond flour? Fathead dough keto pizza is the real deal! Google has many variations of this keto famous homemade dough, but it is super easy. Here a how-to video, and also written instructions:
In a glass bowl, heat the following in microwave for 1 minute: 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese and 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese.
Mix as best you can. It will be sticky! Add one egg, pinch of salt, 1 Tablespoon milled flaxseed, and sprinkle of Italian seasoning, and 3/4 cup almond flour. (Egg and almond flour are the only required ingredient in addition to the two cheeses.)
Now roll up your sleeves and dig in. Knead that dough and then roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip crust and make for 10 more minutes until golden brown.
Top with low-carb Rao’s Marina, cheese and your choice of nitrate-free meats and low-carb veggies. Heat again until cheese is melted. Make sure any meats you use are precooked.
For the pictures below, I made a double batch of fathead dough. Flipping the crust over was easier than I thought! It did not fall apart, and I had never flipped a pizza crust in my life! Make sure to read labels on the sauce you use. Rao’s Marinara is 4 net carbs per 1/2 cup. I have seen sauces as high as 14 net carbs. That’s a lot of sugar! I topped the pizza with hand-grated romano, feta cheese, and basil. Voila…amazing! If you’d like a keto resource on paper, this is the book I bought. Very thoroughly researched, options for varying food tolerances, and full color pictures.
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