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Low Carb Keto Pizza

Low Carb Keto Pizza

Who wants a delicious guilt-free pizza?  This pizza crust is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and nut free.  Enjoy an easy low carb keto pizza crust topped with your favorite toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and mushrooms!

 

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  By now, most everyone has heard about low carb and keto pizza crusts.  Low carb and keto crusts have been a big game-changer for all those who have adopted the low carb, keto lifestyle since traditional pizza is completely off the radar for people eating a low carb diet.   

 

There are many recipes for low carb crusts and one of the most popular is called Fathead Pizza Crust or Fathead Dough.   Fathead dough typically contains mozzarella or parmesan cheese, eggs, cream cheese, and almond flour.   For this recipe, we leave out the almond flour for two reasons:  (1) it makes the dough terribly sticky and (2) quite simply, you just don’t need it to make a great low carb crust!  Spend that extra money on more toppings!

 

So if you’ve been wondering, “can I eat pizza on a low carb diet”?  The answer is YES!  I hope you enjoy this low carb, keto pizza as much as we do!

 

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Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza

 

The sauce for this recipe is a classic red sauce made from tomato sauce, tomato paste, and seasonings.  Look for low sugar tomato sauce (or sugar free tomato sauce if you can find it) and check the nutrition labels.  I’ll offer my brand suggestions later in the post. 

 

We use only 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce for the entire recipe.  We use just 1-1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste to the tomato sauce to add thickness and a rich tomato flavor.  Herbs and seasonings are added to enhance the flavor of this homemade sauce.  Organic tomato sauce and organic tomato paste are my go-to canned tomato products.  It seems like they just taste better to me.

 

Ingredients for Low Carb Pizza Crust

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1½ t. dried basil, divided
1½ t. dried oregano, divided
1 t. garlic powder, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

 

Keto Pizza

Toppings for this Low Carb Pizza Recipe

1½ Tbsp tomato paste
3 Tbsp low sugar tomato sauce
4 oz pepperoni, thinly sliced
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

 

Organic Tomato Sauce and Tomato Paste Brand Suggestions

365 Everyday Value Organic Tomato Paste – 1-1/2 TBS = 2.25 net carbs
Hunt’s Organic Tomato Sauce – 3 TBS = 1.5 net carbs

 

How to Make Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza

 

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

STEP 2: Prepare the crust.  Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

STEP 3: Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).  For a rectangular pizza, spread the cream cheese mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.

STEP 4:  Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.

STEP 5:  In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

STEP 6:  Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

STEP 7:  Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately.

 

This recipe is for a low carb, keto pepperoni pizza, however, feel free to substitute your own low carb pizza toppings such as cooked sausage, cooked ground beef, cooked chicken, mushrooms, olives, green bell pepper slices, etc.  Be creative! Just be mindful to use low carb vegetables.  Here’s a handy list of low carb keto vegetables from Diet Doctor. 

 

Low Carb Pizza

 

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Low Carb Keto Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

This pizza crust is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and nut free.  Enjoy an easy low carb keto pizza crust topped with your favorite toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and mushrooms!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano, divided
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried basil, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce, low sugar
  • 4 oz pepperoni slices
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).

  4. Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.

  5. In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.

  6. Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

  7. Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

 

Carbs/Serving:*

Total carbs: 5.3 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Net carbs: 4.4 g

*Source: VeryWell.com recipe analyzer

 

Have you tried these low carb  products?  I love to get their sampler box.  There’s a nice variety of bread, bagels, sweets, and even pasta.  At the moment, they only have a few Keto items, but I’m sure they’ll be adding more.  I’ve been a customer of theirs for years and enjoy their low carb bread and bagels the most!

 

 

Please try these easy, healthy recipes from My Kitchen Serenity:

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Broccoli Bacon Egg Breakfast Casserole

Lemon Pepper Wings

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Baked Egg in Avocado with Bacon and Cheese

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

 

Notes:  Different brands will vary on the net carbs so keep that in mind.  For the most part, they should be fairly close.  Use a site like MyFitnessPal.com or verywell.com to figure out this information based on the brands or ingredients you used.  

Now the legal stuff (because my mama didn’t raise a fool):  Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional.  I am simply sharing my personal favorite recipes on this blog.  Please consult with your physician before starting any diet or exercise program.  I provide some nutritional information for my low carb and keto recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers.  I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

 

 



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