Low Carb Pizza

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When structuring a new lifestyle change, it is important to be able to still enjoy your favorite foods.  When I deny my body/brain of a food I really want, I naturally strike back, but at a three-fold.  Instead of having a grilled cheese sandwich, I would eat three. Instead of one beer, I would have five.

But this disordered way of eating doesn’t have to exist.  Finding a substitute is a great way to combat the binge eating.

Luckily, for those of us on a low carb diet, we can still have our “cake” and eat it, too.  My cake (so to speak) happens to be pizza.

A low carb pizza you say? Yes! You can still enjoy pizza on this new way of eating.

Now, I have very specific for a good pizza crust:

  • must be able to hold sauce and toppings
  • must be seasoned well
  • must not contain a million different ingredients

Now, I’ve tried a few different recipes. Coconut flour, almond flour, flax seed, psyllium husk, etc. and they were ok but…

After trying a few different variations of a low carb pizza, I have come to the conclusion that the best one, without a doubt, is the Keto-friendly, no-dough, low-carb pizza crust from Healthy Keto.

Low Carb Pizza

By Dominic Published: September 30, 2013

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

A low carb pizza recipe that is sure to satisfy any of your carb-filled cravings!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. With a hand/stand mixer, beat together together cream cheese, eggs, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese until combined.
  3. Spread batter into a greased 9x13 cooking dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Add desired toppings and place back in oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the toppings are heated through.

    This low carb pizza can be topped with all sorts of different toppings.

    Instead of sauce you could try:

    • alfredo sauce
    • pesto
    • garlic butter
    • fresh tomatoes

    Instead of using pepperoni you could try:

    • sausage
    • chicken
    • different herbs and spices (basil, oregano, rosemary, chopped garlic)
    • meatballs
    • veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, peppers)

    Still have a pizza craving but aren’t in the mood to make an entire low carb pizza?

    You should check out my Zesty Keto Pizza Dip or my Caprese Baked Tomatoes.

    Macro/Nutrition: For 1/4  Low Carb Pizza crust (no toppings), this come out to roughly 260 calories, carbs, 5 NET carbs, 21 grams of fat , grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein per serving! 

    What are your favorite pizza toppings? Post below!

    Comments

    1. Melissa says

      What is the crust like? Are you able to pick it up and eat it like a regular pizza? Is it crispy? Tell me more!

      • says

        Melissa-

        The crust reminds me of a flatbread. It isn’t crispy and hard enough like traditional pizza. I usually eat my pizza with a fork so this wasn’t a big deal breaker to me. Based on flavor, this one for me.

        Dominic

    2. says

      We make meatzza – no real crust at all. It’s made on a plate we put in the oven.

      Put the meat on the plate, a little sauce (or not) then veggie like mushrooms and maybe a few slices of black olive then top with a blended shredded cheese.

      We eat this with a fork.

      It’s quite delicious. I want to try yours too though!

      Pam Hoffman
      EverydaySpacer.com

    3. Christina says

      Thanks for the recipe, Dominic. I’ve been craving pizza while on keto, and I can’t wait to try this. I don’t have an electric mixer (I just started cooking for real ha!), and I’m wondering if the crust would would simply mixing it by hand. Any thoughts? Thanks.

    4. kimberly says

      I made this tonight and it was REALLY good and filling! I was even able to eat it with me hands, although it was (as would be expected) flimsy. A great alternative to bread. I will definitely make again.

      • says

        Kimberly-

        Glad you had a good result with the recipe. I am just glad that I can throw this recipe together and it doesn’t require any sort of specialty ingredients I have to order or search all over town for.

        Dominic

    5. Becca says

      This was pretty darn good…especially when you haven’t had pizza in forever and you’ve been craving it! What’s even better is that my 9 year old loved it and scarfed it down! I also appreciate that the ingredients are few, simple to find at any grocery, and are economical, unlike a lot of low carb recipes.

    6. Natalie says

      Thank you for sharing this! I have struggled with IBS for years and since going LCHF, I feel like a normal person again. But I have missed pizza SOOO much, and this has really brought even more happiness into my life. Like you, the recipes I like to cook must be simple yet taste awesome. And this, my friend, tastes like pizza! AWESOME.

    7. Steve says

      I tried this tonight. I am on a reduced carb diet because I need to lower my blood sugar. I started about a week and a half ago. I tried your recipe tonight and WOW. The only thing is I wish it were a little crispier, but the taste was fantastic. Even my wife loved it (She is not on low carb diet.) Anyway keep posting those awesome recipes. Low carb diet when you don’t like alot of vegetables is very hard. I have to embrace what few vegies I really like. Mainly salads (Lettuces) peppers, olives, and honestly, thats about it. Either way, THANK YOU for this recipe.

    8. Felicia says

      OMG this is amazing! I have been craving pizza since my husband had it the other night and then I stumbled across this recipe!

      Thanks so much :D

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