- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 2 tbs cream cheese, cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
- garlic powder
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- 1 Tbsp chopped garlic+ 1 tsp
- 1 lb ground sweet or spicy Italian sausage
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Prepare the garlic butter by combining the butter and garlic into a small bowl and then microwave for 30-35 seconds. Stir in 1/4 tsp sea salt. Allow this to sit while preparing the dough.
In a skillet over medium high heat, flatten the sausage into a sheet (or multiple sheets) that are about 1/4 inch thick. Remove when cooked through.
Combine almond flour, garlic powder, salt, xanthan gum, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese and stir in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about a minute and 30 seconds. Stir the mixture. If it is too stringy, heat for another 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Stir egg into the mixture with a fork until combined. With wet hands, form into a large rectangle on a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat. Spread with wet hands being sure not to create a dough that is too thin (if it is getting tears or holes, it is too thin).
Sprinkle the dough with a thin layer of mozzarella cheese.
Create a single layer of sausage leaving about 3/4 inches from the edge of the crust. Create one lengthwise row of basil leaves. Sprinkle with desired cheeses, fresh garlic, and ground black pepper.
Using the parchment or baking mat, start to roll the dough from the long side of the rectangle. Carefully roll completely. Tuck ends of dough under and carefully roll the dough back to the center of the baking mat. Press down on the roll to make it more of an oblong shape as opposed to a cylinder.
Brush the top of the roll with garlic butter. Score the top with a knife in 3/4 inch increments.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven when the crust reaches a golden brown. If you’d like, you can brush remaining butter over the top and sprinkle some parmesan.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with marinara sauce.