You love pizza. Always have. But you’re also doing your best to avoid carbs. Keto pizza recipes are the answer.
This selection of low carb, zero carb, grain free pizza crust recipes includes 100% meat options, plus more familiar fathead dough and cauliflower pizza crust recipes.
But before we get into this, a question: if you’re serious about going low carb, why not just abandon pizza, cake, doughnuts and all that other stuff forever?
We read an interesting post this week complaining about how the keto diet can be made too complicated. It partly comes from the fast-growing market for keto alternatives.
You can buy keto-friendly alternatives to a whole range of foods – chocolate bars, granola, cakes, even beer. There’s a whole range of ingredients for keto home cooking.
The way we see it, this is basically a good thing as it’s helping people step away from carb-heavy diets. Millions of people worldwide are losing weight by going keto (despite warnings about “keto crotch”, heart arrhythmias and other scare stories about what a keto diet does to your body).
But there’s also a backlash in the other direction. Some are ditching keto, with its complex demands for fat vs protein and anxiety about falling out of ketosis.
But they’re not going back to carbs, they’re dropping everything except meat.
Zero carb, or carnivory, though several millennia in the making, is more than the new keto. It’s becoming a philosophical and political position. An inevitably counterbalance to the rise of veganism, perhaps?
But eating steak for every single meal isn’t practical, desirable or affordable for most.
Zero carb is interesting though. It has deep roots and makes evolutionary sense. There are report of all sorts of benefits – clearer skin, clearer mind, long term health problems clearing up and significant weight loss.
I’m sure we’ll come back to it at Sortathing.
But until then, time for pizza!
1. The Original Zero Carb Pizza Crust
No grain, no nut flours and, most importantly, no carbs in this touchstone pizza crust recipe. Chicken is the main ingredient, combined with parmesan and egg. The result is a carb-free pizza crust you can top as you wish.
Keto Connect are rightly proud of coming up with this recipe. The keto pizza recipes listed here are in no particular order but we felt this one deserved the top spot.
From: Keto Connect
2. Keto Mushroom Mini Pizzas
We’ve covered the health benefits, known and unknown, in another article (22 Magically Keto-Friendly Medicinal Mushroom Recipes).
Mushrooms are mostly carb-free and the portobello variety is round and large enough to make a mini pizza. So don’t sleep on the ‘shrooms when planning a keto pizza feast.
From: I Eat Keto
3. Meatzza Meat Crust Pizza
Meatzza AKA Keto Pizza AKA meat crust pizza. This recipe uses chicken mince as the base but could be adapted to use ground beef, pork even lamb mince if you wish. Or turkey, almost forgot about turkey.
From: Headbanger’s Kitchen
4. Low Carb Keto Nut-Free Pizza Crust
Fathead dough is usually the go-to dough for low-carb pizza, bread and cakes. We’ve compiled a couple of posts on the best fathead dough recipes and fathead dough desserts. Most fathead recipes use almond or any other nut flour and this rules it out for anybody with a nut allergy.
No nut flour or any other flour in this recipe – mozzarella and parmesan work it out between themselves to create a very toothsome pizza base.
From: Peace, Love & Low Carb
5. Denver Omelette Breakfast Pizza
For those mornings only a pizza will do… this recipe requires pizza dough, but why not just put the toppings on an omelette, meatzza or fathead alternative? That’s what I’m doing first thing tomorrow.
From: Dad with a Pan
6. Keto Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
Only four ingredients are needed for this crispy keto pizza base recipe. As well as coconut flour, water, psyllium husk and salt (optional) go into the mix. This is a really high fibre option. Visit Sweet as Honey for a step-by-step video guide.
From: Sweet as Honey
We also found a version without the psyllium husk but with parmesan in the mixture. Looks good, so if you have coconut flour in the kitchen, please try them both and let us know which one’s your favorite.
From: Moon and Spoon and Yum
7. Bacon Ranch Chicken Crust Pizza
This recipe had me at “bacon”. The ground meat pizza base is nearly zero carb, much like the meatzza and chicken crust pizzas listed earlier.
The difference here comes in the topping, ranch dressing made with avocado mayo and a bunch of dried herbs. Plus no-sugar bacon to top it all off and give it some visual zing.
From: Low Carb Yum
8. Better than Fathead Pizza Low Carb Pizza Crust
“Pork rind power!” is the secret behind this recipe. We’re seeing this ingredient in more and more zero carb recipes lately. Ground up into a powder it’s a smart replacement for not-quite-zero carb but flours.
Funny thing is, it doesn’t taste much like pork prepared like this.
From: Hey Keto Mama
9. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cauliflower is another low carb standby ingredient. Cauliflower rice has been edging out its starchier version for a while now but did you know you could throw a pizza base using the humble cruciform veg? Yup. Here’s how.
From: Dear Crissy
10. Fathead Prosciutto Pizza without Almond Flour
This recipe comes with in-depth information on how and why the almond flour used in “traditional” fathead dough might stall your weight loss or cause inflammation. Worth knowing and this keto pizza recipe is simple, but delicious.
From: Fat for Weight Loss