Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza

Keto Recipes > Dinner

It’s naturally crisp and crunchy, it holds together like a regular slice of pizza, and it actually tastes like the real deal. So, if you’ve never had the chance to try it yet, definitely take this opportunity to do it for dinner! It’s really fast to make, too – which makes it a perfect medium for someone with a busy life. And you might be thinking about the leftovers? Yep, it does fantastic in the fridge and I’d even argue that it tastes better cold.

You know, I’ve tried many, many pizza recipes over the last few years. From cauliflower to spinach to cream cheese and egg. I’ve tried most of the recipes out there and while some are definitely better than others, none come close to this one. This is by far the best, most realistic, and most sturdy crust I’ve found while on a ketogenic diet.


I decided to go the classic pepperoni and cheese route for this recipe, but feel free to top it with anything you’d like! Tell us, what’s your favorite pizza toppings – chicken and bacon, BBQ chicken, chicken alfredo, mushrooms and olives? Let us know in the comments below!

Yields 6 Slices of Pepperoni Pizza

The Preparation

Pizza Base

  • 2 cups (~8 oz.) mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 3 tablespoons (~1.5 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • 1 cup (~4 oz.) mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Rao’s tomato sauce
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • Optional: sprinkled oregano

The Execution

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Measure out 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and put into a microwave safe bowl. This is about 8 oz. of cheese.


2. Microwave the cheese until fully melted and pliable. Try not to have any more browning than the picture indicates (browned cheese will go hard). This took me ~90 seconds. Add 3 tbsp. cream cheese and 1 egg to the cheese and mix it in well.


3. Add 3/4 cup almond flour, 1 tbsp. psyllium husk powder, 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper to the cheese mixture and mix together.


4. As you mix the dough, it should become cool enough to work with your hands. Knead the dough together until you can form a round ball.


5. Plop the ball onto a silpat (these are awesome, by the way) with 1 tsp. olive oil to keep it easy to work with. Press the dough out with your hands, forming a circular pattern as you press outward.


6. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes on one side and remove from the oven. I prefer to bake the pizza on an upside down cookie sheet – this allows for the pizza to spread out slightly without being constricted or contorted by the edges of the cookie sheet.


7. Flip the pizza to the other side and bake for another 2-4 minutes.


8. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with toppings of your choice (in this case: 1/2 cup Rao’s tomato sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 16 slices pepperoni).


9. Bake again for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is nicely melted.


10. Let cool slightly, cut into slices, and serve. Optionally, sprinkle oregano over the top!

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This makes 6 slices of pizza in total. Each slice has 335 Calories, 27g Fats, 3.2g Net Carbs, and 18.2g Protein.

Pizza BaseCaloriesFats (g)Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese6795140450
3/4 cup Almond Flour48042189918
1 tbsp. Psyllium Husk3408710
3 tbsp. Cream Cheese150141013
1 large Egg7060006
1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning400000
1 tsp. Olive Oil4050000
1/2 tsp. Salt000000
1/2 tsp. Pepper200000
Pizza Base Totals145911831161577
ToppingsCaloriesFats (g)Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Net Carbs (g)Protein (g)
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese3402520225
1/2 cup Rao’s Tomato Sauce4033121
16 slices Pepperoni168160006
Toppings Totals5484451432
Totals for Pizza2007162361719109
Per Slice ( /6 )33527.
Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza

This makes 6 slices of pizza in total. Each slice has 335 Calories, 27g Fats, 3.2g Net Carbs, and 18.2g Protein.

The Preparation

    Pizza Base
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (~8 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Psyllium Husk Powder
  • 3 tbsp. Cream Cheese (~1.5 oz.)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • Toppings
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (~4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup Rao's Tomato Sauce
  • 16 slices Pepperoni
  • Spinkled Oregano (optional)

The Execution

  1. Microwave mozzarella cheese until completely melted, then add all other base ingredients (execept olive oil) and mix together.
  2. Knead dough into a ball, then spread out into a circle using the olive oil on the outside of the dough.
  3. Bake crust for 10 minutes under 400F. Remove from oven, flip, and bake for 2-4 more minutes.
  4. Top the crust with toppings of your choice and bake for another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly, slice, and serve!

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