The Low Carb Pizza Summary Post

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8 almond flour pizza

At great risk of showing my complete nerdiness (and maybe too great of attention to detail), I have a prepared a summary post for you on all of the low carb pizza crust recipes that I have cooked lately. Please see below for all of the dirty details on which one is better than the other. WHICH ONE will be the winner of this low carby, grain free contest? Read on to find out!

My low carb / keto / paleo pizza crust adventure began with the cauliflower pizza crust recipe. It was amazing and CRISPY, and with my special step-by-step process many readers have been able to duplicate low carb pizza nirvana. BUT I know that people like different things, and have different ingredients on hand, so I knew that I wanted to continue experimenting with some almond flour recipes. There are three other recipes that I have not tried yet – coconut flour, cheese only and the chicken/cheese crust – which I will update this post with in the future.

To start you out, here are the links to all of the pizza recipes (more will be added in future):

  1. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  2. Almond Flour / Cheese Crust (Holy Grail Crust) – use left column of ingredients
  3. Almond Flour / Psyllium / Cheese Crust (Holy Grail crust adapted to slightly lower carbs) – use right column for ingredients
  4. Pizza Lasagna Casserole
  5. Crustless Super Quick Pizza Casserole for One

Comparison of the Crusts

I was having a lot of trouble evaluating these because they were all good! The one that YOU like the best will depend on what your goals are, whether it's super low carb, highest protein or highest fat. Or you can see which slices fold the best and taste the best. Everyone has different needs, so I hope that the info below helps you evaluate which low carb / paleo-keto pizza crust recipe to try:

Per Serving:Cauliflower CrustAlmond / Cheese CrustAlmond / Psyllium / Cheese Crust
Calories per 2 slices (1/4 of a pizza - CRUST ONLY)145 (lowest calories)294 (highest calorie)241
Net Carbs5.2 (highest in carbs)4.23.4 (lowest carbs)
Carbs8.86.47.8
Fiber3.62.2 (lowest fiber)4.4 (highest fiber)
Protein13.4 (lowest protein)18.2 (highest protein)15.5
Fat7.1 (lowest fat)23.7 (highest fat)17.6
Crisp or Chewy?Crisp, least amount of chewinessChewiest but crisp on edgesChewy and Crisp
TasteAwesome - no obvious taste of cauliflowerAwesome tasteSlightly less awesome taste but still good
Floppiness TestFoldable & can hold in hand, but not stiffStiff but Pliable, foldable out of ovenStiffest, not very foldable
Eating it ColdBest of the 3 when eaten coldStill really good coldNot too bad cold
CostMost expensive unless cauliflower is super cheap or plentifulleast expensive of the 32nd least expensive
Overall Nutrition (Vitamins & Minerals)Most Nutritious (potassium & other vitamins)2nd most nutritiousLeast Nutritious (psyllium is a filler)
Time to MakeMost time to prepareLeast amt of time to prepare2nd most time to prepare
Would I make it again?HELL YESHELL YESYES if I was short on almond flour

Which of the 3 is your favorite? Is the table above helpful? Are we missing any low carb pizzas from the list? Please let us know in the comments!

 
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1 Sandy August 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks for these recipes and for doing all the testing! We’ll have to give ’em a try. 🙂

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2 Kris November 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I tried both the Cauliflower and the Almond flour crusts (without psyllium). We prefer the Almond Crust. It just seems more like a regular pizza crust. The Cauliflower crust is ok…but I doubt I would make it very often as it is more work and not as good. Thank you very much for the post.

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3 Kim November 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

thanks for trying them!! Yeah the almond flour / cheese one is quicker to make. And it seems more filling to me. I do like the crispiness of the cauliflower one though. I guess it’s good to have options for those that are nut-free too.

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4 Candice Vader March 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I tried the cauliflower crust as I am deathly allergic to nuts. I thought it was very good and definitely worth making again. Thank you.

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5 Mari Maree March 10, 2015 at 1:23 am

Hi there, thank you for all the detail. We love it. I personally do not like the cauliflower crust, I don’t like a pizza tasting like cauliflower, although my husband and son don’t mind it. So, I am very pleased to have alternative ways to make the crust. These recipes make the crust bind better so you can handle the slices in you hand the way you should eat a pizza.

Thank you!

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