This keto pizza recipe is about as easy as making homemade pizza gets! And, I may be a bit biased, but I honestly think this is the best keto pizza you can make. The crust is crisp, the sauce is delicious, and the cheese, well, it's cheesy! Not to mention, each slice of this keto pizza has just 3 NET CARBS.
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The BEST Keto Pizza
Keto Pizza in 10 Minutes!
I know, that sounds impossible, but it isn't.
It's actually REALLY easy to make keto pizza this quick, and it's REALLY delicious too.
All you have to do is add your ingredients to a large bowl, mix them up into a ball of dough, roll that ball out, add your sauce, add your cheese, add your toppings, and bake. Yep, it's that easy to make a keto pizza from scratch!
By the way, if you're making this keto pizza recipe, you might as well make some of these air fryer chicken wings to go with it!
Now, as you already know from the title, I think this keto pizza recipe actually puts fathead pizza to shame.
Ok, that might be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, but I do think it's quite a bit better and is definitely one of the best keto recipes you'll find.
Fathead pizza dough is by far the most popular way to make keto pizza, but that doesn't mean it's the best way. See, the thing about making a fathead Pizza Crust is that it takes more time to make, and is much heavier and dough-y.
However, this keto pizza crust is much lighter, much crispier, and the outside crust is much crunchier!
I mean this keto pizza crust, it literally tastes like the regular one. And you can't always say that about fathead pizza dough.
I honestly don't think you'll find a better keto pizza crust than this, but you'll have to see for yourself.
Ingredients You'll Need To Make This Pizza Keto Friendly
Anyway, the main reason the crust is so good is the ingredients. There's actually no cheese used to make this keto pizza crust like there is in fathead pizza crust. And that is what I think makes the keto pizza recipe so legit.
So here's what we'll be using to make this keto pizza crust recipe:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Unflavored Whey Protein Powder (or more almond flour)
- No Sugar Added Pizza Sauce
- Xanthan Gum
- Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt, Garlic Powder, & Onion Powder
- 2 Eggs
- Refined Coconut Oil (there's no coconut taste)
If you don't have one or two of these ingredients I highly recommend picking them up. I actually use a lot of the same ones to make a bunch of different keto recipes, one of which is my FAMOUS 2 MINUTE KETO BREAD. And, let me tell you, it's worth getting those just for that recipe alone.
The Best Almond Flour To Use For Your Keto Pizza
Almond flour is by far my favorite low carb keto friendly flour substitute. And it's actually what the base of today's Keto Pizza Crust Recipe is made out of.
You can use it in so many different recipes and have amazing results. It mimics regular flour unbelievably well. So much so, that if you didn't tell someone the base of this keto pizza recipe was made with almond flour, they probably wouldn't know!
As far as the brand of almond flour I like to use, I like the Kirkland’s Blanched Almond Flour.
The reason I like Kirkland’s is because it's MUCH cheaper than other brands, and it has the lowest amount of net carbs per serving. Every 28 grams of that almond flour has just 2 net carbs!
Other Flours To Consider Using
If you wondering if you have to use almond flour, the answer is no.
But, if you want to replace it, I recommend doing so with either sunflower seed flour or walnut flour.
Both of these flours are totally low carb and keto friendly, and they substitute perfectly with almond flour.
With that said, please, DO NOT substitute more coconut flour for the almond flour/sunflower seed flour/walnut flour, or more almond flour for the coconut flour.
Almond flour and coconut flour have different absorption properties, and you should NEVER substitute one for the other in ANY recipe, especially today's keto pizza recipe.
Coconut flour absorbs liquids at a much higher rate than almond flour does, it's like a sponge. And adding too much coconut flour is the easiest/fastest way to dry out a recipe - or even worse ruin it.
Replacing The Protein Powder
The protein powder really gives the keto pizza crust a nice chewiness and makes the texture of the crust more legit.
However, if you'd like to replace the protein powder to make this keto pizza crust you can.
And, as I mentioned above, all you have to do is add more almond flour in its place. That said, just use 30 more grams MORE almond flour to make your keto pizza crust instead of the protein powder.
That means you'll need to add 1 ¾ cups or 198 grams of almond flour for your keto pizza in total if you're going to skip the protein powder.
Replacing The Coconut Oil
A question/concern that comes up a bit about this keto pizza recipe is about the coconut oil, and if it gives this keto pizza recipe a coconut taste. And the answer is that if you use refined coconut oil it won't.
However, if you want to replace it with butter, or olive oil, you totally can. Many readers have done this with great success.
Having said that, I recommend using refined coconut oil because it will give your keto pizza crust the best texture possible. There's just a certain chewiness that coconut oil gives to the crust that the other options don't give.
How To Make Keto Pizza
As I'm sure a lot of you know, making keto pizza crust usually is a long-drawn-out process. It involves melting cheese, mixing, re-melting cheese, mixing more etc. etc.
But the keto pizza crust we're making today comes together rather effortlessly. That is why I think this is one of the best keto pizza recipes -and one of my favorite recipes - but I guess you'll have to see for yourself.
By the way you can put any toppings you want on this keto pizza. My favorite change-up is using this 0 carb bbq sauce and shredded chicken to make a bbq chicken pizza
Ok, enough talking, get the out the ingredients and let's get cooking!
Step 1: Prepping The Pizza
As I mentioned before, all you have to do is add the pizza ingredients to a bowl, mix, and then presto-change-o a ball of dough forms! It doesn't get easier than that, does it?!
Then, once you form that ball of dough, you can preheat your oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
Next, roll the dough out into a 12" crust, and you will precook it for a few minutes before adding your toppings.
And this crust cooks quick - like less than 5 minutes quick - so you'll want to keep an eye on it. You'll know it's done when the outer-crust just starts to turn lightly golden.
Step 2: Cooking The Pizza
Once the keto pizzas crust is looking good, you're ready to add your sauce, cheese, and toppings!
Then all you have to do is pop it back in the oven, and broil it at 500° Fahrenheit until the cheese melts. Which by the way, only takes about 3 minutes.
Also, during this broiling process, the edges of the crust get nice and crispy. So, don't skip this step! It's the key to getting a super crisp crust on your keto pizza.
After it cooks to perfection, take it out of the oven, slice, and enjoy!
How To Store Cooked Keto Pizza
So, this keto pizza recipe will make about 8 slices of delicious low carb pizza. And if you make this for a family dinner, I guarantee there won't be anything left!
But if you're just making this low carb pizza for yourself, you should have a few slices leftover. If you do, consider yourself lucky because it's delicious days after making it!
There are multiple ways you can store the leftover pizza in the fridge, and it will last for up to 4 days. And if you want to freeze the leftover pizza, it will last for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Keto Pizza
So, you can enjoy the leftover pizza either cold or reheated
The best way to reheat the low carb pizza is in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F and either put it on tin foil directly on the rack or heat a sheet pan as the oven heats up.
Then bake the pizza for about 10 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.
You can reheat the low carb pizza in the microwave for a quicker method, but it won't turn out as crispy.
Wrapping It All Up
That is how to make keto pizza in just a few simple steps!
This keto pizza comes out tasting as if you ordered it from your favorite pizza spot. The low carb pizza crust is thin, crispy, and perfectly chewy, and you can add on any of your favorite toppings to complete the best keto pizza ever!
I am addicted to making this pizza and it's one of my favorite recipes to make whenever I'm hosting. Of course, everyone always loves it and has no clue that it's low carb pizza!
So I hope you like this low carb pizza recipe as much as me and my family and friends do. If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And make sure to check out my Youtube channel for more keto recipes.
Other Keto Dinner Recipes To Try
If you enjoyed today's low carb keto pizza there are quite a few other really tasty keto dinner recipes on the blog.
Here are some of my favorite keto recipes:
- Crack Chicken
- Beef Stew
- Chicken Alfredo
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Keto Pasta
- Keto Stir Fry
- Carne Picada
Oh, and by the way, since pizza and beer go together like buttons on a shirt, you might want to check this list I put together of the best keto beers you can buy. There are over 30 beers on the list and they all have less than 5g of net carbs per serving!Print
Keto Pizza In 10 Minutes | Better Than FatHead Crust
Keto Pizza in just 10 MINUTES! This is seriously the BEST Keto Pizza recipe. The crust is made with almond flour, and just a few other ingredients, and it SO MUCH BETTER than fathead pizza crust. This keto pizza crust actually gets crispy, and crunchy like REAL pizza crust does. It's totally delicious, totally low carb, and totally keto approved!
- Prep Time: 3
- Cook Time: 7
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 Slices
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto & Low Carb
1 ½ Cups (168g) Kirkland's Blanched Almond Flour
2 Tbsps (15g) Coconut Flour
⅔ Scoop (20g) Unflavored Whey Protein Powder
½ Cup (125g) No Sugar Added Pizza Sauce
½ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
½ Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
Tiny Pinch of Garlic Powder
Tiny Pinch of Onion Powder
1 Tbsp (14g) Melted Coconut Oil
- Preheat your oven to 425 Degrees.
- Add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl - For BEST results measure them out on a food scale to the gram where listed.
- *NOTE: There will be instructions in the "Notes" below on how to replace the protein powder if you don't want to use it.
- Whisk until combined.
- Once Combined, melt the coconut oil and add it to the bowl, along with the eggs.
- Now use a spatula to mix and combine the ingredients until a ball of dough forms.
- When the ball of dough becomes smooth, and the yolks have dissolved, take out a large sheet of parchment paper and add it to your work-surface area.
- Now, add the ball of dough to the paper, and cover the dough with another large sheet of parchment paper.
- At this point you'll want to roll out the dough to about 14 inches in diameter.
- Once the dough is 14 inches, roll up the edges of the dough to form an outer crust.
- The crust should now be about 12 inches in diameter.
- When the outer crust looks good, you'll want to add it (along with the parchment paper underneath) to a pizza tray and bake it for 3-5 minutes.
- 3 Minutes if you're using the protein powder.
- 5 Minutes if you're NOT using the protein powder.
- When it's done in the oven you'll want to add the sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice.
- You'll also want to switch the oven over to a "broil".
- Once you've added all of your toppings the keto pizza is ready to go back in the oven.
- Broil the keto pizza until the cheese melts.
- Once the cheese melts, the pizza is done!
*NOTE: If you're NOT using the protein powder you'll want to replace it with 30 grams more of almond flour. So, you'll want to use 1 ¾ CUPS (198g) Blanched Almond Flour for the crust instead of 1 ½ cups.
Remember to subtract the fiber from carbs to get NET CARBS.
6g Carbs - 3g Fiber = 3 NET CARBS a slice
- Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories: 220
- Fat: 16
- Carbohydrates: 6
- Fiber: 3
- Protein: 11.5
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It looks so yummy!
Tomorrow I’m going to try it, thank you for your recipes.
I made the chocolate cookies there were so good!!!!
You were RIGHT!! This is SO MUCH BETTER than fathead dough. When are you going to write a cookbook??!
This is AMAZING. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a superior alternative to fat head dough.
This recipe was easy and delicious! Definitely better than fathead dough!
I put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulsed until it came together into a cohesive dough ball that just began to follow around the bowl. Worked like a charm and so much quicker!
We love this PIZZA!!! Thank you so much for being so kind to share it with us. We like it both ways - with and without the protein powder. I did substitute 1 tsp of psyllium husk powder instead of the gum and used 1tsp salt in the crust (we are Keto and need the extra salt). It’s great that you warned folks not to substitute or alter the amounts on the coconut flour and told them why. Best Wishes to you!!!
THE best keto pizza ever !!! You really need to try it to believe!!! If you don’t say it’s keto no one will ever find out !!
This was very good. Even my husband loves it, and he usually grumps and groans about everything healthy for him.
This was absolutely delicious. My entire family including grandkids loved it. Thank you, tastes exactly like real pizza, and I have picky eaters!!!
Sooo much better than fathead! When is your cookbook coming out?
I just made this. I split the dough in half and made two crusts / pizzas in my toaster oven. I absolutely love how the crust holds together. And it is so tasty. Thank you so much for sharing!
Worked out great!
This is amazing! I want to try it with olive oil to avoid the coconut flavor. Thank you for sharing it .
Did you ever try the recipe without coconut oil?
The Diet Chef says
I haven't...but ghee might work as a substitute
Thank you 😊
Hello, just wondering if the macros in this recipe include the sauce and cheese or just the pizza crust.
We make it with avocado oil in place of the coconut oil all the time. It's our go to pizza crust. Love it!
I tried it with olive oil instead of coconut oil and it was AWESOME. Best keto pizza recipe out there.
I decided to up the ante and used bacon grease. Worked just fine. Im eating it right now, with nothing but salt on it. Its like a snack bread. I bet it would be awesome with some butter and garlic.
Omg, this CAME THROUGH big time
Can these crust be made ahead and frozen? Then just pop it out of the freezer and bake?
It's better than fat-head-pizza. This is the best low carb pizza. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
This is really cool. Fathead dough is a real pain to make and I don't always have time so I'm going to try it.
Awesome and super easy to make! Will definitely be making again in the future. Love all your recipes I have tried so far!
Jeremy Clark says
One of my favs so far! So good!
LINDA KRUEGER says
Awesome pizza crust!
Having been a gluten free pizza eater (celiac), I was not expecting too much, but this is really great! It was easy to put together and I added basil, coriander and celery salt to the mix for some extra flavour and it turned out beautifully.
Thank you Joe for sharing, I look forward to more of your recipes!👍
WAY better than Fat Head!! Thanks for sharing!! My husband and I loved it!
Amazing. All your recipes I’ve tried so far have been. Thank you so much. I bought your keto sweets cookbook, would buy any more in a heartbeat.
Glenda Tetreau says
Very very good and super easy to make. I added garlic all and oregano to the dry ingredients to try to hide the coconut flavour. It worked quite well, but would add more next time.
Tina Aguayo says
I have been on Keto for over a year now, I was bummed that I had to give up one of my favorite things to eat... PIZZA! When I found the Fathead dough pizza recipe, that was my go to many times. Don't get me wrong it's really good. But, I just made this pizza recipe and man o man I gotta say it's amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and all your recipes. THUMBS UP!!
Love it! The fathead pizza dough does not like dairy free cheese and this turned out awesome!!
Is the net carbs listed just for the crust? I’m assuming so but want to make sure
I'm not clear on the protein powder substitution. You said "*NOTE: If you’re NOT using the protein powder you’ll want to use 1 3/4 CUPS (198g) Blanched Almond Flour!"
I assume this is for the 1X portion. And you're saying that we should be putting in a TOTAL of 1 3/4 cup of almond flour, not an extra 1 3/4 cup IN PLACE of the protein right?
I assume that's the case because otherwise the ratios wouldn't make sense, but I wanted to leave a comment and ask because it's not clear and every other figure scales up with the 1x/2x/3x tabs, except the protein powder substitution.
Mona Mac says
Correct. I didnt have protein powder so I used a total of 1 and 3/4 cup almond flour for 1 portion of the recipe.
thank you so very much i absolutely love this pizza !! I was wondering if I could make the dough ahead of time at least until its a ball before rolling out? How far ahead could i do that and leave in the fridge? Has anyone tried that?
Best keto pizza crust ever. Thank you Joe for all the fabulous recipes. Because of you and your post we have maintained a low carb lifestyle for over a year. Thanks for making us healthy and keto happy.
Northern Ontario followers
Very good crust! Its a little neutral in flavor (which is unusual for keto dough!) so people can feel free to add more than a pinch of garlic etc. worked very well with pesto instead of pizza sauce for a white pizza. This will be my go to crust.
Diondre Russell says
Great recipe!! Thank you!! Super easy.
Thank you so much for this recipe..
This is by far the best keto pizza crust I've tried! I've tried fathead dough and chicken crust, but this is amazing.
This was easy and quick to make. Anyone can do it.
I used pesto, mozarella, prosciutto, basil, and arugula. It was perfect.
I just made it was really good even my son like it!!!
Claudio Ramirez says
I made a small pizza using half of the suggested ingredients. Delicious! Is kind of... I can’t believe is pizza, PIZZA!
Thank you very much Joe
Pretty fantastic!! A little dry.. and next time I will roll it a bit thinner.. but very good!
This was amazing! Thank you for all your great keto recipes!!
Awesome recipe! Can you freeze the crust?
Roxanne Jenkins says
Made this last night for myself and my son, it turned out perfect! I think next time I will make it with olive oil instead of the coconut oil as it had more of a coconut flavor that I like. I also added basil as I do for my regular pizza crust recipe. Thanks this one is a keeper!
Excited to try! But will unflavored collagen protein powder work instead of the isopure? I ran out
Mina K says
I love, love, love this pizza dough. I have been experimenting and tried using 1 tablespoon of truffle oil and holy cow it is amazing! Thanks for this recipe! The only problem is it's so fast and easy that I want to make it all the time! Forgot to give it a rating the first time, but I have to give this 5 stars!
Sean Regal says
I made this pizza dough last night and it turned out really good except you could really taste the coconut. Would MCT oil work or maybe avacado oil or olive oil work as a sub for the coconut oil?
Thanks for the recipe! I make your fathead bagel recipe weekly. Everyone loves it!
The Diet Chef says
I think so.
This made me so happy tonight! I have loved every single one of your recipes! Thank you!
Dang!! This was awesome!! Great texture awesome flavor!
I really liked this pizza dough. Sorry not like actual pizza dough like some are saying, but a tasty alternative to fathead dough.
This crust is really good
Sandy K says
My husband is the keto person in our family. We tried the Fathead recipe (too much mozza) and the Delish recipe (too many eggs) and he had pretty much resigned himself to a no pizza life.
This recipe is amazing!! It has much more body, has a bread like texture and he says tastes like a guilty cheating pleasure. Thank you!
This is so good! Can I up the protein powder and decrease the coconut flour to help tone down the taste?
Erin Dix says
I made this pizza with an alfredo sauce, chicken, bacon and mushroom and it was fantastic crust and it really held up to the toppings!
Rebecca Giordanetti says
Very great recipe. Crust is sturdy enough to eat like a real pizza without flopping onto your plate. I subbed out the coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil with no issues. The only thing I encountered was your measurement of coconut flour. It says 2 tablespoons or 15 grams which would be 1 tablespoon. Even your video says 2 tablespoons but you weigh out 15 grams. Not sure if I'm missing something. Thanks for the recipe!
Kim Bakker says
Regarding the pizza recipe…..did you use 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
The Diet Chef says
Love it. Used avocado oil as a sub. Didn’t even notice to increase the almond flour if not using protein powder and it still came out fine. Today I made 4, par baked, let them cool, wrapped them well and froze them for future. Hoping they turn out well out of the freeze *fingers crossed*. Thank you!
Elaine Smith says
Did they do well from frozen? I want to put some in the freezer for later, too.
The Diet Chef says
Love This crust soooo much. I am going to premake a few and freeze them. I think it might also be good for a pie base if I omit the savoury seasonings.
Mona Mac says
Was thinking the same thing. Also, I didnt have Blached almond flour so mine was with the almond meal. I broke off the edges and thought "hmm.....these could be made into bread sticks.
This is very easy and really good. Tastes a lot like the chef boy r dee box mix pizza crust. It’s even good cold. I made it exactly as directed except that it baked for about 10 minutes before it looked done.
I’ve made this crust multiple times! My husband and I were reminiscing on some of the crap keto crusts that we’ve eaten on my keto journey as well as the good ones. The best, he said, “was that one that had a thin crust that actually tasted like pizza crust.. it seems like you forgot about that once...” “Oh, that’s Joe Duff’s— The Diet Chef’s recipe. We’ll make it again this week.” “Yaay!” He exclaims 😂 Honestly, it was so good that I featured it on my Instagram, but apparently I’ve “forgotten about it” so, thanks again for such a great keto experience for my non keto husband. —The Lucky Stove, (Danyell)
Made this for dinner tonight, it is out of this world good. Definitely the best keto pizza I’ve ever made.
This was the easiest pizza I ever made! Thank you so much it was delicious.
My wife and I just made this and it tasted just like regular pizza!! Tyfs
My husband couldn't stop eating this pizza and he isn't even keto. Thank you Joe for making this wife a happy gal.
Hello, can this crust be used for top/bottom crust for chicken or beef pot pie?
The Diet Chef says
It should ;)
Who knew keto pizza could actually taste good TYSMFS
Best keto crust EVER, and I've tried a LOT! And soooo much faster and easier, to boot!! Been low carb for 8 years and I quit even trying pizza anymore because I just don't like any of the crusts but this one is FANTASTIC. Thank you, thank you!! I did BBQ chicken pizza tonight (no sugar bbq sauce, smoked Gouda, chicken, green onions, mozzarella and cilantro).
Crust wasnt limp and soggy or greasy