What do you do when it is too hot to turn on the oven and too hot to go outside and grill? Make pizza in a skillet! Turning on the stove top heats up my kitchen much less than turning on the oven so when I craving pizza on a 90+ degree day last week this Low Carb Skillet Pizza was my solution.
This pizza uses my version of the popular Fathead pizza crust. The first place I ever saw a mozzarella dough was on Up Late Anyway with her Cheese Danish. Those are amazing. With a few tweaks, I made this dough savory for pizza and have used it ever since.
In the past, I’ve melted the cheese in the microwave but since I was going to use a frying pan anyway I decided to melt the cheese that way. It worked very well. So now I can also tell anyone without a microwave that they don’t actually need one for a mozzarella dough.
You want the cheese to be runny and gooey before proceeding to the next step.
I like to mix this dough in the food processor because it comes together without all the elbow grease of mixing by hand. It can be difficult to thoroughly incorporate the melted cheese if you mix it by hand.
I didn’t even wash the frying pan. I just pressed the dough into the bottom of it and turned the heat back on low.
You can see how it is starting to puff up. You want the bottom to be deep golden brown before you flip it. I suggest loosening the entire thing with a spatula before attempting to flip it. Otherwise, it may break.
See the deep golden brown? My pizza cracked a little while flipping but that doesn’t impact the flavor. This is more of a fork and knife pizza than a handheld slice.
Flip, top, cover and finish cooking. I used vodka sauce on this because I love the flavor of it and I had a jar open in the fridge.
If you’d like a golden cheese crust you can pop this under the broiler for a couple minutes to brown the cheese. I was feeling too hot to even turn on the broiler for 5 minutes.
Low Carb Skillet Pizza – Grain Free, Gluten Free, THM S
6 oz mozzarella cheese
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup ground golden flax
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup marinara or vodka sauce
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
Melt cheeses in a medium sized frying pan. Add melted cheese to a food processor with the other dough ingredients. Pulse into a dough forms. Press into the bottom of the medium frying pan.
Cook the dough on low heat, covered, for 10 minutes. Raise heat to medium and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until deep golden brown on the bottom. Carefully flip the dough.
Put the toppings on the dough. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
Yields 4 slices
- 6 oz mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup ground golden flax
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup marinara or vodka sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
- Melt cheeses in a medium sized frying pan. Add melted cheese to a food processor with the other dough ingredients. Pulse into a dough forms. Press into the bottom of the medium frying pan.
- Cook the dough on low heat, covered, for 10 minutes. Raise heat to medium and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until deep golden brown on the bottom. Carefully flip the dough.
- Put the toppings on the dough. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through.
|Amount Per Slice, 4 slices per recipe|
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 0%