Keto Pizza: How To Make Keto Pizza Crust Recipe

Keto Pizza Crust — A four ingredient low carb and gluten-free keto pizza crust recipe. It’s a quick, easy, delicious and healthy guilt-free meal.

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The keto diet is growing more and more popular. Because so, adapting many of your favorite foods to make them keto friendly is now more easy!

And this keto pizza crust is a prime example. It’s low carb, gluten-free, and completely delicious to boot, and the ingredient list is pretty basic. And if you’re already on the keto diet you probably have most of it at home!

I, Rebecca decided to start off my year on a healthy start. And this keto pizza crust has already been a repeat favorite in my household.

photo the gluten free low carb keto pizza crust sliced and topped with keto topping by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What Is The Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet similar to the Atkins diet.

It requires you to drastic reduce your carb intake so that your body is in a metabolic state known as ketosis. Once you body runs out of the fuel (sugar), it will start to break down fat for energy. And this results in weight loss.

Most people on the keto diet count “net carbs”. Meaning you count the total carbs (but exclude fiber).

The wonderful health benefits of the keto diet? You’ll see a big decrease in your blood sugar and insulin levels. Plus, when your body burns fat for for energy, the fat also turns into ketones in the liver. These ketones give your brain energy.

photo the delicious keto pizza crust sliced and topped with keto topping by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients Needed To Make A Keto Pizza 

  • Pre-shredded mozzarella
  • Cream cheese
  • Almond flour — This is our preferred flour. However, you can substitute it with coconut flour. If so, replace every 1/4 cup (1 ounce) of coconut flour with at least 1 cup of almond flour. Decrease the amount of liquid in the recipe by using one less egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. 
  • One large egg
  • Any toppings you want to add

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Low Carb Pizza Crust | How To Make Keto Pizza Crust

Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper if you’re not using a pizza pan.

Place the pre-shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Then, mix them with a handheld mixer for a few seconds to break up the cream cheese.

Heat the cheeses for 30 seconds, then use a hand mixer to mix them together.

Repeat the 30-second increments, followed by mixing, another 2 times, or until the two cheeses are melted and thoroughly combined.

Add the cup of almond flour and the egg and beat on low until they are incorporated. If this step is too hard for your mixer’s motor, you can finish kneading it by hand.

You shouldn’t have any visible strings of mozzarella in the dough. If there are some or if the dough becomes too stiff to work with, microwave for 10-15 seconds. Continue kneading the dough until well-blended.

The dough is complete when it is thoroughly combined and you can form it into a ball. Next, place it on the piece of parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Use your hands or a spatula, spread the pizza dough on the parchment paper. Make sure it’s 8”-9” across and approximately ¼” thick. You may need to wet or oil your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them while you spread.

Bake the pizza crust for 8-9 minutes, or until it’s light brown. Remove it from the oven.

How to bake your keto pizza:

Finally, add all of your toppings.

Bake the crust for another 5-7 minutes. Or bake until the cheese is beginning to melt and the edges of the crust are a deep golden brown.

Move an oven rack closer to the top of your oven and place the pizza on it. Turn the broiler on high. Allow the cheese to broil for a few minutes, or until it’s bubbly and beginning to brown.

Watch it very carefully at this stage, as the cheese can go from perfectly browned to burnt in a few seconds.

Recipe based on Tom Noughton’s Fathead Dough Pizza Crust Recipe

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Recipe Notes And Tips

Larger portions: If you want to make a larger pizza, you can double the recipe. Press it to the same thickness, and you will have a pizza that’s 12”-14” across.

The importance for shredded mozzarella: Pre shredded mozzarella has anti-caking agents that will help your pizza crust hold its shape. So be sure to purchase that instead of shredding a block yourself. Opt for an organic brand, which should have more keto-friendly additives.

Keto ingredients: Also, be sure that any toppings (including pizza sauce) that you purchase align with the keto diet.

Prepping your dough in advance: You can definitely make the dough for this keto pizza crust ahead of time. However, the ingredients will become firm when refrigerated. So make sure to spread it out after mixing and chill it as a disk. This is when a rolling pin comes in handy!

Freezing your crust: Have leftover dough? Bake the pizza crust and freeze it! Remove the crust from the freezer and top with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, toppings, and cheese. Finally, bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown.

How to get a crispy pizza crust: Drizzle a bit of olive oil for extra crunch.

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Keto Pizza Toppings Ideas

If you truly want to go all out keto, make sure to read the food labels. Look for ingredients like sugar and to check the carbs in any given food.

Many grocery stores (especially healthy oriented ones) sell lots of keto products. And because so it’s very easy to get creative with your pizza!

Here are few ideas:

— Keto barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, cheddar and mozzarella, and caramelized red onions

— Mix multiple cheeses like fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, etc.

— Keto approved sausages or deli meats (like pepperoni or salami) with seared bell peppers and caramelized onions, mozzarella

— Pile on some peppery arugula for an added little bit of veggie goodness

— Keto ranch, grilled chicken, sliced or diced tomatoes, and mozzarella

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Keto Pizza Crust Recipe

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Keto Pizza: Keto Pizza Crust Recipe

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5 from 12 votes
A four ingredient low carb and gluten-free keto pizza crust. It’s a quick and easy and delicious and healthy guilt-free meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pizza

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet or pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pre-shredded mozzarella cheese 168 g
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour 96 g
  • 1 large egg
  • Pizza toppings

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal

Notes

  • Recipe based on Tom Noughton’s Fathead Pizza Crust Recipe
  • Estimated nutrition faces based on pizza crust only
  • You may substitute the almond flour with coconut flour. If so, replace every 1/4 cup (1 ounce) of coconut flour with at least 1 cup of almond flour. Decrease the amount of liquid in the recipe by using one less egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. 
  • Pizza topping ideas:
    • Keto barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, cheddar and mozzarella, and caramelized red onions
    • Mix multiple cheeses like fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, etc.
    • Keto approved sausages or deli meats (like pepperoni or salami) with seared bell peppers and caramelized onions, mozzarella
    •  Pile on some peppery arugula for an added little bit of veggie goodness
    •  Keto ranch, grilled chicken, sliced or diced tomatoes, and mozzarella

Instructions

To make the keto pizza crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a pizza pan.
  • Place the pre-shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Then, mix them with a handheld mixer for a few seconds to break up the cream cheese.
  • Heat the cheeses for 30 seconds, then use a hand mixer to mix them together. Repeat the 30-second increments, followed by mixing, another 2 times, or until the two cheeses are melted and thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cup of almond flour and the egg and beat on low until they are incorporated. If this step is too hard for your mixer’s motor, you can finish kneading it by hand.
    You shouldn’t have any visible strings of mozzarella in the dough. If there are some or if the dough becomes too stiff to work with, microwave for 10-15 seconds. Continue kneading the dough until well-blended. The dough is complete when it is thoroughly combined and you can form it into a ball.
  • Place it on the piece of parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Use your hands or a spatula, spread the pizza dough on the parchment paper. Make sure it’s 8”-9” across and approximately ¼” thick. You may need to wet or oil your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them while you spread.
  • Bake the pizza crust for 8-9 minutes, or until it’s light brown. Remove it from the oven.

To make your keto pizza:

  • Add all of your toppings.
  • Bake the crust for another 5-7 minutes. Or bake until the cheese is beginning to melt and the edges of the crust are a deep golden brown.
  • Move an oven rack closer to the top of your oven and place the pizza on it. Turn the broiler on high. Allow the cheese to broil for a few minutes, or until it’s bubbly and beginning to brown. Watch it very carefully at this stage, as the cheese can go from perfectly browned to burnt in a few seconds.
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