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Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds

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This low carb pizza crust is made with crushed pork rinds and cheese! It's just ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

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When I ask people who are either new to low carbing or considering it as a way of eating, there are two issues that come up time and time again. The first is bread – and thanks to the increased popularity of keto lifestyles, buying low carb bread is easier than ever.

The other is pizza. “Oh I could go low carb, but I could never give up pizza!”

It's not exactly my life's mission to find the best low carb alternative to high carb pizza BUT – it's pretty close. One look at my blog and the amount of low carb pizza inspired recipes that are there will show you that I miss it too.

In particular, my post on many different kinds of low carb pizza bases to make or buy may well be of interest!14+ Low Carb Pizza Dough Ideas

However, this base combines my passion for pizza with one of my favorite low carb secret weapons – PORK RINDS. I seriously have over 16 low carb ways to use pork rinds on my site – and with this recipe I guess it is 17! Pork rinds are zero carb and OH so versatile. 

Have I got you interested? Read on to find out more!

How to Make a Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds

Start preparing the base by melting some shredded cheese (I used an Italian blend) in the microwave. It only needs a minute or so on high power.

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Next, add some room temperature cream cheese, eggs, pork rind crumbs, and onion powder to a stand mixer bowl. For many years I have crushed regular pork rinds into crumbs, but since I discovered Seasoned Pork Rind Crumbs I haven't looked back! It feels REALLY lazy to buy them – but I just love the convenience.

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Add the melted cheese and blend until as smooth as possible. It will look more like a batter than a dough.

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and spray with no-stick spray. Transfer the mixture to the pan, and smooth into a circle or rectangle. As you can see I decided on a rectangle which was about 9 x 12″. It does take a little while to get it even – whichever shape you choose. If the mixture is too sticky you could dip a spatula in water to smooth everything down.

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, rotating half way through the cooking time if necessary for even cooking.

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

If you have your toppings ready, add them now and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until everything is warmed through and the cheese has melted.

If saving for later, leave until cool then cover the whole tray in foil and place in the fridge. When ready to reheat, place under a hot broiler for 5 minutes. Add the toppings, return to the broiler and cook until warmed through. I highly recommend this low carb pizza sauce that you can buy from Netrition.

This pizza crust works well when reheated the next day, but like regular pizza it doesn't have the same crispness if reheated in the microwave. But it's just as tasty!

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Here's the pizza crust loaded with toppings from a regular high-carb pizza – if you like this idea then read my new post – 10 ideas for you to try!

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds - a keto and LCHF recipe ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

 

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds

Low Carb Pizza Crust with Pork Rinds

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This low carb pizza crust is made with crushed pork rinds and cheese! It's just ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Prepare the base by melting the shredded cheese in the microwave. It only needs a minute or so on high power.
  3. Next, add the cream cheese, eggs, pork rind crumbs, and onion powder to a stand mixer bowl. Add the melted cheese and blend until as smooth as possible. It will look more like a batter than a dough.
  4. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and spray with no-stick spray. Transfer the mixture to the pan, and smooth into a circle or rectangle.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, rotating half way through the cooking time if necessary for even cooking.
  6. If you have your toppings ready, add them now and return to the oven for 5 minutes or until everything is warmed through and the cheese has melted.
  7. If saving for later, leave until cool then cover the whole tray in foil and place in the fridge. When ready to reheat, place under a hot broiler for 5 minutes. Add the toppings, return to the broiler and cook until warmed through.

Notes

5g net carbs per serving (quarter of the (very filling) pizza crust)

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the pizza crust
Amount Per Serving Calories 613Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 26gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 276mgSodium 1037mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 36g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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Roxana Lopez

Sunday 31st of May 2020

I love the idea of using pork rinds in this recipe rather than any nut or coconut flour. I have a question about the nutrition panel. Is that 613 calories for 1/4 of the crust without any toppings? I just want to be sure I understand that right, as it seems very high. Thanks.

Georgina

Monday 1st of June 2020

Yes that's correct - with all that cream cheese, shredded cheese, and pork rinds it's a high calorie and high fat recipe. Most low-carbers don't count calories.

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