Grain-Free Fried Pizza w/Pesto-Mozzarella

Grain-Free Fried Pizza

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Grain-Free Fried Pizza is my new favorite thing. It would be an understatement to tell you that I’ve been “taste-testing” this recipe to make it perfect.



For the pizza crust:

  • 1 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup naturally low carb tomato sauce (I use Mezzetta or Rao)
  • Grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • Pizza/Italian seasonings (to taste)

For the pizza toppings:

  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 small mozzarella balls (sliced into four slices)


  1. Preheat your broiler to 500 degrees F
  2. Heat a good non-stick pan (I used ceramic) up to medium heat and add the garlic oil.
  3. When the oil coats the pan and is shiny, add your mozzarella (it should start sizzling right away).
  4. Use a spatula to spread the cheese evenly and round the corners, like a pizza.
  5. Cook for about 3-5 minutes while it melts and starts to become dark around the edges.
  6. Once all the cheese has melted and it’s starting to brown, add the tomato sauce and spread around lightly with a spoon.
  7. Cook for another minute or so.
  8. Use a spatula and start sliding it around the edges of the pizza, and then underneath just to de-stick it from the pan, but not trying to lift it off the pan.
  9. Once the pizza is free from the pan, tip your pan and slide your pizza onto a foil-lined pan (you can use your spatula to guide it)
  10. Sprinkle your grated cheese and pizza seasonings.
  11. Top with 1/4 cup mozzarella, a few dollops of pesto, and mozzarella slices
  12. Put in the oven for about a minute or two until toppings are hot.
  13. Let sit for about two minutes, while the cheese hardens and becomes crust-like.
  14. Cut and enjoy!


One thing that I’ve learned since my first Grain-Free Fried Pizza recipe is that there are three ways to make the perfect crust made of cheese:

  1. Use a good non-stick pan (I use ceramic)
  2. Cook on medium – if you cook it too hot, it will cook too fast and burn to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Don’t lift until it wants to be lifted. You’ll see what I mean.


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