Category, DifficultyIntermediate

This delicious and guilt-free pepperoni pizza features a melt-in-your-mouth baked cream cheese “crust,” plus all the incredible flavor you’ve come to expect from this perennial favorite.

What’s more, the versatile cream cheese crust recipe can be tweaked to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. But don’t stop there! Experiment with your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.

Prep time: 10 minutes + 5-10 minutes inactive
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Quick Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 426
Total Fat: 33g
Total Carbs: 8g
Net Carbs: 6.79g
Fiber: 1.4g
Total Protein: 24g

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
 2 large eggs
 1 ½ tsp dried basil, divided
 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 ½ tsp dried oregano, divided
 3 tbsp sugar-free tomato sauce
 4 oz pepperoni, thinly sliced
  cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
 Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper (to taste)
 (optional Garnish) Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin slices

1

Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

3

Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).

4

Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.

5

In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

6

Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

7

Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Slice (about 160g)

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16.5g83%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 1116mg47%
Potassium 351mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugars 4.21g
Protein 24g48%

Vitamin A 52%
Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 42%
Iron 13%
Vitamin D 6%
Vitamin E 9%
Vitamin K 15%
Thiamin 14%
Riboflavin 35%
Niacin 17%
Vitamin B6 20%
Folate 8%
Vitamin B12 53%
Pantothenic Acid 14%
Phosphorus 56%
Magnesium 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
 2 large eggs
 1 ½ tsp dried basil, divided
 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 1 ½ tsp dried oregano, divided
 3 tbsp sugar-free tomato sauce
 4 oz pepperoni, thinly sliced
  cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
 Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper (to taste)
 (optional Garnish) Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin slices

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

3

Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).

4

Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.

5

In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

6

Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

7

Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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