Keto Pizza with Pepperoni
Sometimes we can’t believe the keto diet is called a diet, especially when you get your hands on a great recipe like this low-carb Keto Pizza with Pepperoni. We guarantee that this pizza recipe is the real deal, and will fit into just about anyone’s keto meal plans.
A low-carb pizza crust might sound weird, but an ordinary pizza crust is guaranteed to kick you out of ketosis, and let’s not forget about the restaurant-made tomato pizza sauce that typically has several grams of added sugar.
Neither of these ingredients is in line with your fat-burning goals, so we’ve got you covered when you’re looking for a comforting and satisfying keto treat meal. Only, this isn’t a treat: this is a true fat-burning meal that will keep you in a state of ketosis.
We’ve gone ‘against the grain’ and created a pizza crust recipe using organic cream cheese (in place of butter), mozzarella, coconut flour (almond flour is also viable), and eggs, keeping our net carbs low. This pizza dough is tailor-made for your keto lifestyle, so grab those ingredients from the grocery store and dive in!
As for the toppings, the ones we’ve included in this recipe are simple, but don’t be shy: feel free to add any extra keto pizza toppings you’d like. We suggest olives, green and red peppers, chili flakes, spinach, banana peppers, or jalapenos, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating your keto pizza. Also, we’ve swapped out sugary tomato sauce for a low-sugar marinara sauce, but any lower sugar tomato sauce can work — just be sure to keep a close eye on those nutrition facts.
This recipe serves two, so you’ll have leftovers for breakfast, or plenty to share with a friend. With the absence of grains, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, so it can work with a few other dietary preferences, such as gluten-free diets and grain-free diets. (However, it’s not Paleo-friendly because it contains dairy).
We recommend choosing organic cheese if possible to avoid the hormones and antibiotics that can be found in conventional dairy products.
- If you can handle the extra dairy, you might like to throw some extra shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese to make your bites a little more savory.
- If you prefer a crispier crust, you can always toss a little olive oil into a pan and cook your slices for a bit longer to get a more satisfying crunchy texture.
Keto Pizza Recipe Macros
- Calories: 611
- Protein: 38g
- Fats: 42g
- Total Carbs: 20g
- Net Carbs: 6g
Keto Pizza with Pepperoni
Sometimes we can’t believe the keto diet is called a diet, especially when you get your hands on recipes like this Keto Pizza with Pepperoni.
For the pizza crust:
- 2 tablespoons organic cream cheese full-fat
- 1 ½ cups organic mozzarella cheese whole milk
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 2 large eggs
For the toppings:
- ¼ cup sugar-free marinara sauce
- ½ cup organic mozzarella cheese whole milk
- 8 slices pepperoni uncured
To make the pizza crust:
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Do not substitute for tin foil as dough will stick.)
Add 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons cream cheese to a microwave safe, medium size bowl. Microwave on medium heat for 90 seconds, stirring the ingredients in the bowl halfway through to properly melt all ingredients.
Stir in coconut flour and 2 large eggs into the bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork. Knead with your hands until mixture becomes dough, about 2 minutes.
With your hands spread the dough on the baking sheet, creating a round shape giving the crust about ¼-inch thickness.
Using a fork, poke holes into crust all over multiple times to avoid bubbles.
Bake for 10 minutes.
To assemble the pizza:
Spread ¼ cup sugar-free marinara sauce onto the crust creating an even layer.
Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese onto the pizza.
Place 8 slices of pepperoni evenly.
Return the pizza back to the oven for 10 more minutes or until the crust edges and cheese toppings are golden brown.
- Keto | Gluten Free
- NUTRITION - Net carbs for 1 serving (1/2 pizza) = 11