I love eating pizza and before I actually started paying attention to what and how much I ate of things, I could totally eat a medium pizza all by myself. Now that I actually try to eat more mindfully, an entire pizza doesn’t seem like such a great idea when it comes to fitting into my jeans! It seems like a good idea at the time because it’s so delicious but not so much when I need to unbutton my jeans. Ha! Well, this low carb pizza crust is super easy to make and is also high in protein!
Well, this pizza crust does not disappoint! I like my crust to be a little on the crispier side so I roll it out thin when I make it for myself. My son likes his crust a little doughier so I’ll roll his a little thicker when I make his. If we share, which is often the case, we usually do thin crust. Hey, if I’m making it, then we play by my rules! Let me be clear though, this crust is more like a New York style slice. It’s on the thin, crispy side. You definitely can’t make a deep dish Chicago style slice with this one. If you somehow make that happen though, share how you did it!
Pizza is one of those foods that I absolutely love and the topping combinations are really endless. I’m also on “Team Pineapple” when it comes to pizza. I love Hawaiian Pizza! There’s a place right down the street from my house that does Hawaiian pizza with Canadian bacon, pineapple, and Maraschino cherries. The cherries give it such a good flavor! I know it sounds a little bit odd but it’s delicious. It’s just a few of them so it’s not overwhelming but just the right amount of sweetness.
I’m a huge veggie lovers pizza type of person. In fact, Pizza Hut (YES, Pizza Hut!) has one of my favorite veggie pizzas. There’s something about their tomatoes and the fact that they use red onion that just does it for me. When I make my own I top mine with all sorts of veggies. When it comes to a protein, I usually go for turkey pepperoni, Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, or some other lean meat. When I grab a slice of super greasy pizza it just doesn’t make it as pleasurable for me. In fact, maybe because I’m used to eating on the healthier side, the grease just upsets my stomach.Print
Low Carb Pizza Crust
The very best low carb, high protein pizza crust around! You can customize the toppings to your liking and make this crust your very own.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
- Total Time: 49 minute
- Yield: 1 Pizza 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
80 g Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
135 g Fage nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- In a medium sized bowl mix together the Trader Joe’s buttermilk protein pancake mix, Italian seasoning, baking powder and salt.
- Once all of the dry ingredients are well combined, add the non-fat Greek yogurt and mix well until you’ve got a doughy consistency.
- Place your dough on a sheet of wax paper so that it does not stick while rolling it out.
- Place another sheet of wax paper on top of the dough. Using a rolling pin or your hands, roll your dough into your desired crust size.
- Carefully transfer the dough onto a parchment paper lined pizza pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on desired crispiness.
- Remove from oven, add sauce and toppings and cheese. Bake for another 5-7 minutes or until your cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven, let cool 3-5 minutes, slice, and serve.
I like to use wax paper or parchment paper when rolling the dough because it prevents the dough from sticking to the surface that you’re working on. With this method I don’t need to use any additional pancake mix or flour.
***Please note that the nutrition is for the pizza crust alone, not including any toppings.
Using a pizza pan or stone does make the crust crispier but is not at all necessary. I have made this on a regular baking sheet without any issues.
- Serving Size: 1 Pizza
- Calories: 349
- Sugar: 3.8
- Sodium: 634.7
- Fat: 2
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 49.8
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 33.8
- Cholesterol: 7.6
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