A delicious deep dish low carb pizza with soul! This keto grain-free crust is light and airy and can stand up to whatever toppings you decide to pile on there.
Let’s talk about pizza. What is it about the stuff that makes it so well loved the world over? It’s practically iconic, that round “pie” slathered in tomato, cheese, and pepperoni. It’s the perfect party food because it feeds a crowd and everyone likes it. It appeals to kids and adults alike. It’s on every kids’ menu in every restaurant in the nation, and it’s the go-to late night snack food for college kid. (Unless you go to McGill University, in which case pizza is replaced by poutine. But that’s a whole other ball of wax.) It’s basically a magical combination of protein, fat, and…lots and lots of carbs.
When new to the low carb lifestyle, many people find that they miss pizza the most. That’s why you see so many low carb pizza recipes. We are all in search of the ideal pizza recipe that gives use plenty of protein and fat with just a wee bit of carbs. I for one have put in a fair bit of effort on this front. It’s not that I am actually in search of some holy grail of low carb pizza. In fact, unlike many people, pizza was never my favourite food growing up. Apparently I was a low carber in the making even back then because I preferred chicken wings or steak or lamb chops. I liked pizza well enough and certainly ate my fair share but it wasn’t my first choice.
But now I just really seem to enjoy the challenge of creating new low carb pizza recipes. It’s not a search for perfection, as I already have a few really good ones that I think live up to the concept of ideal pizza (Check out my low carb Jalapeño Popper Pizza!). But sometimes I get an idea in my head that I really need to try, like using something similar to Soul Bread as the crust. Since the batter is quite thin and liquidy, you can’t just roll it out. So I went deep dish style for this and baked it in a cast iron skillet. I also simplified both the ingredient list and the method for Soul Bread, using my blender to mix up the batter more easily and smoothly
I will say, it was a little more like “pizza bread” than actual pizza because the crust is quite thick. The kids loved it as is, but I am going to try cutting the amounts down to 2/3 and making it a little thinner. It’s definitely a keeper of a recipe, though. I went with basic pepperoni and cheese but it would definitely hold up to whatever you wanted to load it up with.