Pizza…To Die For

We have seen a number of low-carb pizza recipes since we started keto, and we got lucky with the first one that we tried.

The recipe comes from here and we were both amazed at how good it is. I would go so far as to say that the crust is one of my favourite pizza crusts (probably because I love cheese), and it tastes as good as most takeaway pizzas we have eaten over the years. It’s also quite straightforward to make, and you could easily mix up the toppings for some variation. It definitely satisfies our pizza cravings. Thanks Shirley from gfe!

low carb pizza...to die for - suitable for keto, paleo, atkins diet

Ingredients:

    For the crust:

  • 113 g (4 oz) of cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 25 g (0.9 oz) of grated parmesan cheese
  • 225 g (8 oz) of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
    For the topping:

  • 80 g (2.8 oz) of tomato paste or other pizza sauce
  • 50 g (1.75 oz) of shaved peppered ham
  • 50 g (1.75 oz) of Brooks pepperoni
  • 50 g (1.75 oz) of Pieters pepperoni
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) of grated mozzarella cheese

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F).
  2. Grease a glass baking dish that is approximately 33 cm x 23 cm (13 in x 9 in), and line with baking paper. Note that metal does not work well as the crust will stick.
  3. For the crust, soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 15 seconds and then beat until it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in the eggs until the mixture is well-blended and smooth.
  5. Add the oregano and the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and stir together until everything is completely moistened.
  6. Spread the mixture evenly over the baking paper.
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  8. Bake for about 20 minutes (it should be slightly browned but not too dark).
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  10. Let the crust cool for 5 minutes before transferring it (by lifting up the baking paper) to the freezer for about 30 minutes (after which it should be completely cooled). Alternatively you could leave it to cool on the bench or in the refrigerator if you have time.
  11. Once the crust has cooled, remove it from the baking paper and place it back in the same glass baking dish (which is adequately greased from before).
  12. Spread the tomato paste over the crust, and then sprinkle over a little (about 20 g) of the mozzarella. Then add your other toppings (we used the ham and two pepperonis) and finally add the rest of the mozzarella on top. Alternatively, you could put all of the mozzarella onto the crust before adding your other toppings.
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  14. Bake at 190 C (375 F) for 15 to 20 minutes or until the toppings are bubbly. Let stand for a few minutes before cutting into 8 pieces.

Nutritional Info:

Calories Carbs Fibre Net Carbs Fat Protein
Cream cheese 395 3 0 3 39 8
Eggs 130 0 0 0 9 12
Parmesan cheese 91 0 0 0 7 8
Mozzarella cheese 698 0 0 0 53 54
Tomato paste 3 3 0 3 0 1
Ham 40 1 0 1 1 8
Brooks pepperoni 174 1 0 1 14 12
Pieters pepperoni 133 1 0 1 9 11
Mozzarella cheese 372 0 0 0 28 29
Total 2,036 9 0 9 160 143
Per serving (1/8) 255 1 0 1 20 18

Comments

  1. I made this tonight. I made it with a sun dried tomato sauce and used salami and ham instead but it was amazing. When it was done cooking, I feared that I wouldn’t like it because it wasn’t crispy like a pizza (though maybe thinning the ‘dough’ may work?) but this is heavenly. Amazing pizza! I definitely recommend it to satisfy that pizza craving

  2. I can’t wait to try this over the weekend!

  3. This tops any flax seed, almond/coconut flour or cauliflower crust I’ve ever made plus super easy to prep. Made for a great dinner.

  4. This was awesome! And my husband looooved it! Will definitely be making it again! But I was wondering if this crust could be frozen? We’re expecting our 2nd child and I’m trying to get a stockpile of healthy freezer meals for after the baby is born so I don’t have to worry about cooking as much and I would love to have pizza on that list!

  5. How many carbs?

  6. Made this with Applegate uncured pepperoni!! DEEEELISH!!
    Thx!!!

  7. Just wondering why can’t u add sauce and cheese when crust is done baking. Why must u cool the crust and then add sauce and cheese.
    Thanks- can’t wait to try

    • That’s a good question, and I’m not sure of the answer – it’s not our original recipe so we’ve just always done it that way in line with the original recipe. Would be interested to know how it works out if you don’t cool the base first – good luck and please let us know if you try it that way!

      • I made this as an experiment cutting the recipe by 1/2, I found it on facebook, and it didn’t use the parchment paper at all or cool the base. It turned out fine for me. The leftovers the next day were more like regular pizza in that I could pick it up to eat versus needing a fork. Maybe the cooling of the base helps with the floppy crust issue? Not having tried it your way I’m not sure. All I know is that it was yummy and satisfied my pizza craving while my family had delivery Pizza for dinner.

  8. what is the serving size / carb ct thanks?

  9. Olivia Walton says:

    Made this for dinner tonite. It was PHENOMENAL!!! Really satisfied my craving for pizza. This will definitely be in regular rotation!!

  10. Usha Aswat says:

    Will be trying pizza this weekend

  11. Because the wax paper will not release unless well cooled

  12. So good. But I forgot to take wax paper off & stuck to my pizza!

  13. I usually don’t leave reviews, but this recipe deserves one! Sooooo good!! Instead of putting the tomatoe sauce on the “pizza” I just covered it with cheese and on one half I added buffalo chicken. (Frank’s Buffalo hot sauce- 0 carbs.) Then I dipped them into the tomatoe sauce like cheese sticks! (Hunt’s No Salt Added, 100% Natural Sauce- 3 carb net.) Really worth the time! I’m stuffed and it totally took away my “greasy pizza/buffalo wings” cravings!

  14. Peeti Pablo says:

    Correction: Cheese is not permitted with Paleo.

  15. Just a quick question.. this sounds so good but in the ingredients it doesn’t say anything eggs but in the directions it say to beat in eggs with the cream cheese?

  16. I made this recipe today, omg delicious!!!!! My toppings were: ham, pepperoni, green olives and green peppers. I eill definitely do it more often!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. This sounds amazing!! I’m trying to control my sugar because of diabetes and you have to be careful with those sneaky carbs!😜😜👀 Can’t wait to try it!!

  18. Rita Bailey says:

    I would love for your site to give US conversion measurements. Your recipes sound delicious!

  19. Can you PLEASE give the measurements in cups or Tablespoons etc, really hard for me to try and convert accurately the amounts for ingredients.I really want to make this pizza!

    • Hi. If you look at the ingredients list we give measurements in both grams and ounces. As cup and tablespoon standards vary by country, I’d suggest buying some scales or using google for your conversions.

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