In this post, I’m sharing how to make and prepare some low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and THM “S” pizza crusts that you can stock your freezer with. They are perfect for those times when you want to enjoy pizza for dinner but don’t have a lot of time to make it.
Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipes
If you haven’t seen the original recipe for the “Fat Head Pizza Crust’, aka “Holy Grail Crust” then be sure to hop over to this blog post from 2013 and check out his recipe post here.
Over the years many bloggers have put their spin on this crust, myself included. You may already have your favorite version that you like to use and that is fine.
No matter the version you make, the steps for freezing the dough will not be different as long as it is some from of dough based on the low carb mozzarella dough.
Before we jump into the method I use for the freezer this crust I’ll give you the ingredients and measurements here for the version I love best.
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 ounces of softened cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of Almond Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Oat Fiber
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Sometimes I also sub THM Baking Blend for the almond flour, and when I do that I leave out the additional oat fiber. You can also leave out the oat fiber if you do not have any. I just like the texture it gives to my crusts.
I often like to flavor my dough too with things like garlic powder and onion power but that is strictly optional.
Since this post is to show you how to freeze these crusts I won’t go into details again about how to make these crusts but if you need a tutorial and more directions please visit my post here on How To Make A Cheese Dough.
What You’ll Need to Freeze and Store The Low Carb Pizza Crust
To prepare your pizza crusts for the freezer the main things you will need will be pizza pans, and materials for wrapping them tightly so they don’t ruin in the freezer.
Here is the complete list of items I keep on hand to use when prepping these crusts for the freezer:
- pizza pans, any shape (I find them super cheap at the Dollar Tree)
- wax paper or parchment paper
- quality plastic wrap
- aluminum foil
- labels are nice if you have them on hand.
When it comes to freezer meals having the meals stored properly is very important so that you can get the most freezer life out of each meal you prepare.
So in order to store these low carb pizza crust properly, I recommend spending a little extra on the name brand wrapping materials like the plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
We all love to save a buck or to when we can and I totally get that, but we also know when it comes to some items, we get what we pay for. So the cheaper stuff doesn’t always wrap as well as the name brands, at least in my opinion.
So paying a little extra for good foil, parchment paper, and plastic (or cling) wrap will always be my choice when doing freezer meals like these pizza crusts. They need to wrapped well and tightly so that they do not dry out or get freezer burn.
The Process of Freezing:
Once you have determined how many crusts you will prepare for the freezer the first step is to gather your supplies you will need and pace them in the are you will be rolling out your dough so they are easy to access.
Next prepare your dough recipes and roll each one out and place onto the pizza pans. At this point, I place a layer or parchment paper over my crusts, then wrap them in plastic wrap and lastly a layer of foil.
You might believe this is overkill, but I find that it works best. However, if you only want to do one layer then you can wrap them very well with plastic wrap.
I continue this process until I have all of my crusts made and wrapped well. Then I make sure to write on the crusts information on how to cook them in case my husband pulls one out while I’m not home.
That way he will have the full instructions and can make it will not issues.
For the instructions, this may vary some. Please not on these pictures I have par bake for 12 min, take it out and add the toppings then bake for another 15 minutes. I bake mine pizza crusts at a lower oven temp so this works for me.
But if you bake at a higher temp of 350 or higher you may want to reduce the first back to 10 and for the final bake, after you have topped it watch it carefully for about 10-12 minutes.
Cooking from the Freezer:
When you are ready to use these pizza crusts from your freezer I recommend taking them out about 20 minutes before you are going to bake them so they can thaw.
Remove all of the wrappings from the crusts and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, and remove the crust from the oven and top with your desired toppings.
When you have the toppings in place return the pizza to the oven and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. This step will vary, so just watch it carefully and take it out when you think it is to your likely.
Let the pizza sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This will help the crust firm up and make it easy to handle.
Now for Some Delicious Low Carb & THM “S” Pizza Recipes!
Now that I’ve shared my tips and tricks for stocking your freezer with the best low carb and gluten-free pizza crusts, it’s only right that I share some of my favorite pizza recipes with you too!
Some of these recipes are mine that I’ve shared here on the blog, like my Spinach, Mushroom, and Bacon Pizza, and the others are some recipes from a few of my blogger friends.
The recipes I’m sharing from their sites are recipes that I’ve actually made and my family loves. So please take a few minutes and look over these pizza recipes and let me know in the comments which ones you’ve tried and what your favorite toppings are.
Oh, and stay tuned to the blog here because soon I’ll be sharing a Breakfast Pizza Recipe that you don’t want to miss!
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