Recipe: Classico Almond Flour Crust Pizza

I found this crust recipe here, and found it to be very versatile. This is great three ways: pat it out thick for breadsticks brushed with garlic butter, roll it out for pizza crust, or roll it out thin for flatbread. It’s cheesy, herby, and delicious. This is as close as you can get to traditional pizza, and it may just save you from that gigantic gluten-bomb cheat. If you’re dairy free, try Elana Amsterdam’s crust: 1 1/2 cups almond flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 egg.

Because this was a social occasion, I neglected to take as many photos as I should’ve. This is the only one I got of this particular pizza. Sorry! But I promise, the finished product looked and tasted every bit like a real pizza pie.

Classico Almond Flour Crust Pizza

2 cups almond flour

1 tsp. each garlic powder, oregano, and thyme

1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup shredded Italian-blend cheese, or mix of mozzarella and Parmesan

1) Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, whisk together flour, herbs, and salt. In small bowl, whisk together eggs and olive oil. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stir to combine. Stir in cheese and collect dough together into a ball.

2) Place a piece of parchment paper on counter and put dough in center. Place another sheet of parchment paper over and roll dough out to desired thickness. Remove top sheet of paper and move parchment paper with dough onto a pan.

3) Bake crust for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven, add toppings of choice, and put back in oven until cheese is melted and golden brown in spots, about 10 minutes.

Our toppings: classic red sauce, pepperoni, salami, kalamata olives, mushrooms, Italian-blend cheese, and small balls of fresh mozzarella. As I mentioned in the pizza party post (here), because this cooks quickly, slice and dice everything into very small and thin pieces.

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5 Responses to “Recipe: Classico Almond Flour Crust Pizza”

  1. I am so, so excited for this. I’ve been having such a craving for pizza and wanted a recipe I could trust. Thanks for testing them out. And what a versatile recipe – I can see doing the flatbread or breadstick option for when I’m craving a bread substitute.

  2. This looks YUMMMM. Will be a great change from the cauliflower cheese crusts I’ve been doing

    • Just made this, to go with zucchini parmesan sticks. My tummy is so very very happy now!! I used ground parm cheese instead of the Italian herbs. This goes into the permanent files for sure!!

  3. Best grain free pia crust I have found. Of course, anything loaded with cheese should be tasty…

  4. I made this recipe tonight. My husband is diabetic, and his blood sugar has been out of control. It took awhile to convince him to change his diet. Now that I have been looking for low carb recipes, he is amazed at the food I’ve been making for him. This pizza recipe in particular was exciting for him. He adores pizza and this recipe was awesome. He is thrilled that he can stay on his low carb diet and still eat delicious food. I am ecstatic to say the least!

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