Cloud Bread Pizza

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This viral cloud bread pizza is made with whipped egg whites. It’s flavorful, satisfying and has 31 grams of protein and only 359 calories for the entire pizza!

If you’ve been a follower of EBF for a while, I’m sure you know that I’m a huge pizza lover. I’m all about traditional pizza, but I also love trying different alternatives to regular pizza crust (my cauliflower pizza crust is one of my faves).

So when I saw the popular cloud bread pizza on TikTok created by Ilana Muhlstein, I knew I had to try it! And I have to say, this might be my new favorite pizza crust alternative. It’s such an easy recipe and doesn’t taste eggy at all thanks to the toppings! The middle is soft, but the edges are crispy and I can still pick it up to eat, which isn’t always the case with gluten-free alternatives.

An overhead view of cloud bread pizza on a sheet of brown parchment paper. A slice has been cut and slightly removed from the pizza.

Why You’ll Love This Pizza

  • Packed full of protein and low in calories. The entire pizza has 31 grams of protein and only 359 calories!
  • It’s the perfect grain-free and gluten-free alternative to regular pizza.
  • It’s ready to eat in about 30 minutes, making it the perfect recipe for busy weeknights.
  • The crust is made with just 2 simple ingredients plus seasonings!
Closeup of a slice of cloud bread pizza on a sheet of brown parchment paper.

What is Cloud Bread Pizza?

Cloud bread pizza is similar to cloud bread but doesn’t contain egg yolks or cream cheese. It’s basically a gluten-free, high protein, low carb “bread” made from whipped egg whites and seasonings.

The texture of cloud bread pizza is light and airy and the taste is quite neutral. It surprisingly doesn’t have that much of an eggy taste, especially with the toppings added.

Ingredients measured out to make cloud bread pizza: mozzarella, egg whites, pizza sauce, mushrooms, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, cornstarch, onion and bell pepper.

Ingredients Needed

  • egg whites – separated from the yolks. Don’t use liquid egg whites from the carton as they won’t whip up as nicely. Save the egg yolks and use them in another recipe. Here are 10+ ways to use leftover egg yolks.
  • cornstarch – helps the pizza crust to keep its shape. Arrowroot powder will work as an alternative.
  • seasonings – dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder and sea salt add flavor to the dough mixture.
  • toppings – feel free to use your favorite pizza toppings, I used pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, onion, bell pepper and mushrooms.
Collage of four photos, showing spreading the cloud bread pizza crust mixture on a sheet pan, the baked crust, and then adding sauce, veggies and cheese on top.

How to Make

The best thing about this cloud bread pizza is how simple it is to make! The entire process takes under 30 minutes!

Whisk egg whites: Start by whisking your egg whites and seasonings with a hand mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks form, about 1-2 minutes. Add cornstarch and whisk for another minute.

Bake: Spread egg white mixture onto a baking sheet or pizza pan lined with parchment paper in a circular, pizza shape, using a spatula or the back of a large spoon to help spread. Bake at 350ºF for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sauté veggies: While the crust is baking sauté veggies for 5-7 minutes to soften.

Add toppings: Add sauce, cheese and toppings to pizza crust and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. If you want you can broil the crust for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese more. Make sure to watch carefully so the cheese doesn’t burn!

Closeup of a cloud bread pizza on a sheet of brown parchment paper.

Customize Your Pizza

As you know, the topping ideas are endless when it comes to pizza! Here are some ideas:

  • Extra cheese – add different types of cheese to your pizza like parmesan, fresh mozzarella, provolone, goat cheese, etc.
  • Spices and herbs – crushed red pepper flakes, fresh basil, etc.
  • Sauce – any tomato sauce works, but pesto would also be delicious!
  • Vegetables – swap out the veggies with whatever you have on hand! Zucchini, tomatoes, roasted garlic, or spinach would all be delicious additions!
  • Protein – this pizza already packs in a ton of protein, but if you want to amp up the protein count even more feel free to add turkey sausage, pepperoni, meatless crumbles, etc. I tried a plain cheese and pepperoni version and it was delicious!
A slice of cloud bread pizza on a white plate.

How to Store

This pizza is best served fresh, but if you have leftovers or want to make this in advance as part of your meal prep here’s how I would store it:

  • In the fridge: Leftovers should last 2-3 days stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • In the freezer: I haven’t tried freezing this crust, but I would imagine it would freeze just fine. I would recommend freezing it after cooked without the toppings. After baking, let it cool completely and cover tightly in plastic wrap or store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours or in the fridge overnight, add toppings and bake as directed.
  • Reheating: Reheat leftovers in the toaster oven, regular oven or air fryer until warm throughout and the edges are crispy. I don’t recommend reheating in the microwave as the crust might get soggy.

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Cloud Bread Pizza

5 from 13 votes
This viral cloud bread pizza is made with whipped egg whites. It's flavorful, satisfying and has 31 grams of protein and only 359 calories for the entire pizza!
An overhead view of cloud bread pizza on a sheet of brown parchment paper. A slice has been cut and slightly removed from the pizza.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Crust

  • 4 egg whites, separated from the yolks
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, or arrowroot powder

Toppings

  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup mushrooms

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • Use a hand mixer or stand mixer with a whisk attachment to whisk egg whites, basil, oregano, garlic and sea salt until egg whites are fluffy and peaks start to form, about 1-2 minutes. Add cornstarch and whisk for another minute.
    Blended egg whites with cornstarch added.
  • Using a spatula or back of a spoon, spread egg white mixture onto a prepared baking sheet or pizza pan in a circular, pizza shape.
    Spreading egg white mixture onto a baking sheet covered with a sheet of brown parchment paper.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Baked egg white mixture pizza crust on a baking sheet lined with brown parchment paper.
  • While crust is baking saute veggies for 5-7 minutes to soften.
    Sautéing onion, bell pepper and mushrooms in a sauté pan.
  • Add sauce, cheese and toppings and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. You can broil the pizza for 1-2 minutes at the end to brown cheese even more. Make sure to watch carefully so cheese doesn’t burn!
    Close up of baked cloud bread pizza on baking sheet lined with brown parchment paper.
  • Serve immediately

Video

Notes

Recipe inspired by Ilana Muhlstein.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 pizza Calories: 177kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 16g Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 747mg Potassium: 285mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cloud bread pizza

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    13 comments
    1. Michele
      May 6, 2022 AT 8:02 pm

      5 stars
      I absolutely love this recipe!!!! It seriously is the best!!!!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 7, 2022 AT 10:54 am

        Aw, yay! That makes me so happy to hear, Michele! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    2. Janie
      May 6, 2022 AT 7:19 pm

      5 stars
      Delicious! Simple to make and smelled delicious in the oven. My new favorite!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 7, 2022 AT 10:53 am

        Woo! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit, Janie! Thank you for sharing your review!

    3. Kevin M.
      April 27, 2022 AT 6:53 pm

      Any idea how large of a pizza this makes? It’s mentioned that the serving size is 1/2, but from the pictures I can’t tell if it’s 6” or 12” for the whole thing. I’m looking for low sodium alternative crusts and can’t handle cauliflower so I was thinking I’d try this if the sodium content was in an acceptable range (usually can eat a 6” pie in a sitting).

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 28, 2022 AT 7:29 am

        Hi, Kevin. I don’t have the exact measurement but I’d say it’s closer to 8-10″ than 12. You can definitely eat the whole pizza yourself!

    4. Lindsay Barnhart
      April 22, 2022 AT 8:44 pm

      4 stars
      Tried this tonight and it tasted great! But mine came out really soggy and was also really stuck to the parchment paper. Any ideas on how to prevent this in the future?

      1. Dee Hughes
        April 26, 2022 AT 10:53 am

        Hi! What are your thoughts on swapping aquafaba for the egg whites to make vegan cloud bread?

      2. Brittany Mullins
        April 24, 2022 AT 10:18 am

        Hmm, if it was soggy it might have been undercooked? As for sticking, I didn’t have that issue but you could try spraying a little non-stick spray on the parchment. I hope this helps!

    5. Sheree
      April 2, 2022 AT 7:48 am

      This looks absolutely delicious! I’m planning on making it this weekend. I do have a question, though – approximately what size should the dough be? Thanks so much!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 4, 2022 AT 9:17 am

        Hi, Sheree! I’m not sure, as I didn’t measure it out, but you’ll use all of the egg white mixture. I made it into a circle shape but you can make it whatever shape you like or that fits your pan best! I’d say you want it no more than 1/2″ thick.

        1. Gennene
          April 16, 2022 AT 10:11 pm

          5 stars
          Just made this tonight and it is by far the BEST gluten free crust recipe I’ve tried. I used a pizza pan and it ended up making a 14″ pizza crust.

          1. Brittany Mullins
            April 18, 2022 AT 7:18 am

            Yay! I’m so glad this recipe was a success for you, Gennene! Thank you so much for sharing your review, I appreciate it so much 🙂

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