Pizza is one of my all-time favorite meals to eat, and I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy low carb pizza, too. I’ve made it with many different toppings, like buffalo chicken and spinach alfredo, and even turned the crust into cheesy garlic bread. The possibilities are endless when you start with a delicious, easy-to-make crust. I think a lot of people fail when trying to eat low carb because they feel like they are deprived of foods we typically enjoy on the Standard American Diet, but you never really have to give up all of your favorite foods if you learn to be creative in their preparation. Almost anything can be made into something that is low carb and usually it tastes just as delicious, without any of the guilt. This flatbread recipe was a huge hit on my Instagram page when I first posted it about 6 months ago, and I’m excited to share it on my blog today.
First I melted the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese together in the microwave for about 90 seconds. I then stirred in the almond flour, eggs, and some salt and pepper to create the dough. If you think your dough is too wet, add a little extra almond flour a tablespoon at a time.
While the dough was baking, I removed the tails from the shrimp and then heated olive oil in a pan over medium heat. I sauteed the cooked shrimp until warm, adding a little salt and pepper for seasoning.
When the crust came out of the oven, I spread the pesto across the dough, added the shrimp, sprinkled the red onion, and then dropped pieces of goat cheese evenly across the top. I baked the flatbread for another 12 minutes until the cheese was softened and nearly melted, and the bottom of the crust was golden brown. When I pulled it out of the oven, I used a knife to carefully spread the goat cheese evenly across the crust to ensure cheesy deliciousness in every bite. I love the combination of pesto, shrimp, and goat cheese on this flatbread. If you want to take this a step further, and make it like a traditional pizza rather than flatbread, you could sprinkle some mozzarella on top after spreading out the goat cheese, and returning it to the oven under the broiler until the mozzarella melts completely. Normally I would not consider shrimp with cheese, but it somehow makes sense when it’s served on this crust. You could easily prepare this for date night or for a dinner party and absolutely wow your guests, or you could make it for yourself on a Tuesday while wearing pajamas and watching Netflix. You’ll love it either way!