The hardest thing for me to give up on the keto diet is pizza. Whether it is a quick weeknight meal or a Friday night pizza night, my family always says yes to pizza. So when I went on a low-carb diet I had to figure out how to make pizza work for me too. I discovered I could make a low-carb cream cheese pizza crust and create my very own keto pizza. The toppings can be the same you use for the pizza, but really the toppings should be whatever keto toppings you love on your pizza. Let's get making some keto pizza.
My family loves my pan calzones that are essentially a stuffed pizza casserole with crusts on the top and bottom. It was time for me to figure out how to do a low carb pizza I can enjoy with my family. Keto pizza made with a cream cheese crust and topped with a thin layer of tomato sauce, your favorite toppings, and cheese.
Low-Carb Cream Cheese Crust Pizza Ingredients
The key to this keto pizza is the low-carb cream cheese crust that is the simple combination of cream cheese, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and eggs with your favorite Italian seasonings. The sauces and toppings can keep you in check with the keto diet when choosing wisely. You won't be making a pineapple barbecue pizza that is keto people, be smart.
How To Make Low Carb Pizza Crust
To make the crust, combine cream cheese, eggs, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and garlic powder. Mix it together with a hand mixer until completely smooth. This works best with cream cheese at room temperature. Then spread the combination out in a 13x9 pan or baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
How to Make an Easy Keto Pizza
Once the cream cheese crust is done baking let it cool for several minutes before preparing with the pizza toppings. I use a straight-up plain tomato sauce and add pizza seasonings to the sauce. I put fresh basil and oregano in the sauce in the summer along with some salt and pepper. I only use a half a cup of sauce on this entire pizza.
On the thin layer of tomato sauce add your toppings. My family is a meat lovers kind of pizza family. When I make calzones I use sausage, ham, pepperoni, and some veggies. We love onions, peppers, and mushrooms. For this keto pizza, I used bell peppers and mushrooms on half of it since my daughter doesn't like mushrooms. When layering it up, I put the sausage on the sauce, cover in pizza blend cheese and then top with the ham, veggies, and pepperoni.
Bake the pizza on 350 for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and pepperonis are crisp.
Cut the pizza into squares and dish out with a metal spatula. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese or dig right into the pizza.
The leftovers heat up great too. I loved having this pizza to take to work with me for a quick keto lunch with the leftover keto pizza. But your family may eat all of this pizza since it tastes so good.
Storing Leftover Keto Pizza
If you have leftovers, store it in the fridge for up to three days in an air-tight, flat container.
To reheat the leftover keto pizza, preheat an air fryer to 390 degrees. Place pieces in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes. You can also place a piece on a microwave-safe plate and reheat in 30 seconds in the microwave.
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- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh or dried basil and oregano
- 1.5 cups mozzarella or pizza blend cheese
- 1 cup toppings each - sausage, ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, peppers
- Combine the cream cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, eggs, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix together.
- Grease a 13 X 9 pan and pour the cream cheese crust into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes on 350 degrees or until golden brown.
- Let the crust cool down for 5-10 minutes. Mix the salt and pepper and herbs into the sauce. Spread the sauce on the cooled cream cheese crust.
- Spread the toppings you don't want on top of the cheese on the sauce. I normally put the sausage on the sauce and top with the cheese. Then put any remaining toppings to the top of the cheese. I always put the pepperoni on top of the cheese.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Cut into 12 squares for serving. Each serving is 3 pieces.
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