Easy Keto Pizza Recipe with Delicious Crust

Finding pizza you can enjoy is challenging if you are gluten-free or on a keto diet. Making a low-carb pizza crust is difficult because it often turns out under-done.

Some keto crust options include cauliflower pizza and fathead pizza dough.

What Kind of Pizza Can You Eat on Keto?

  • Almond Flour: One of the best keto pizza crusts out there is made from almond flour and cheese. If done right, you will get a delicious pizza.

  • Crustless: Some people skip making the pizza dough altogether and layer the sauce and their favorite pizza toppings in a pan. Cook it all up til the cheese is golden brown and voila! Crustless pizza!

  • Cauliflower Crust: Since cauliflower is low carb there are some great cauliflower dough recipes out there. One downfall is you can often taste the cauliflower which not everyone enjoys.

  • Fathead Pizza Dough: A pizza dough mostly made of cheese, fathead dough is delicious. Some people do find this option a bit greasy, though.

Keto Pizza Crust Recipe

You can cook this delicious pizza crust on a pan or using a pizza stone. The most important part is that it must be precooked prior to adding toppings. This crust will be similar to a traditional hand-tossed or thin-crust pizza.

  • Prep time: 10-15 minutes

  • Cook time: 20-22 minutes (two cook times)

  • Total time: about 40 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup low-carb pizza sauce or marinara sauce (such as Raos)

  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Toppings

  • Italian seasoning and garlic powder to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a pizza pan or baking sheet and set aside.

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk or fork through the almond flour to ensure there are no clumps.

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese together. Microwave the two cheeses in 20-second spurts until mostly melted, stirring each time. Once the cheeses are fully combined, add the almond flour, and then the eggs. Mix until a sticky dough remains.

  • Place a piece of parchment paper on the countertop. Place the pizza dough on top of the parchment paper. Cover the dough with a second piece of parchment paper. You can then use a rolling pin to roll the dough about one-half inch thick. Toss the top piece of paper and form the dough with your hands.

  • Place the pizza dough on the prepared pizza pan and bake for 11-13 minutes. The dough should be firm.

  • Note on toppings: Many pizza toppings need to be pre-cooked. Italian sausage or hamburger should be pre-cooked. Veggies such as green peppers and mushrooms can be lightly sautéed before placing on top of the pizza.

  • Once the crust is done, top with pizza sauce, toppings and cheese. Brush the sides of the pizza with olive oil. Put the pizza in the oven and bake for 10-12 more minutes.

  • Remove from oven, slice, and serve with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese sprinkle.

Nutritional Information

One serving size is approximately 200 calories. The net carb count will vary depending on the sauce and toppings.

For example, if you use our pizza crust recipe, a keto-friendly sauce, and top with Italian Sausage and mushrooms, one slice will be approximately 3 net carbohydrates.

What are Keto Pizza Toppings?

  • Cheese: Fresh mozzarella is amazing on a pizza, but have you tried other kinds of cheese? Sprinkle a bit of sharp cheddar over the top of the pizza for a unique taste.

  • Meats: Fresh meats like ground beef, Italian sausage and bacon are naturally low carb. Processed meats such as pepperoni tend to be higher in carbohydrates but can still be used on a Keto pizza.

  • Veggies: Colorful bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach are all keto vegetable options.

  • Sauce Options: You can vary your pizza by making specialty pizzas. A BBQ pizza can be made using low-carb BBQ sauce, shredded rotisserie chicken, onions and mozzarella cheese. Or try a pesto pizza made with fresh pesto for sauce, fresh basil, garden oregano, tomatoes and mozzarella.

Do any Pizza Chains Have Low-Carb Pizza?

According to Business Insider, Blaze Pizza is the first chain to offer keto pizza with an actual crust. Papa Murphys, a pizza giant that sells take and bake pizza, offers a crustless pizza which is not quite the same as actual pizza.