You don’t have to give up your favorite food on keto. This quick and easy personal keto pizza is low-carb, delicious, and only takes a few minutes to make! So good, you’ll be making it over and over again.
Yes – pizza on a keto diet is possible and you don’t have to have fancy kitchen gadgets or advanced culinary skills to make it. I know, because I made the cute little pizza you see pictured above.
The recipe was created by Suzanne Ryan, the genius behind the successful blog, Keto Karma.
Unlike typical fathead dough which uses cream cheese, the main components of this pizza dough are simply mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and egg yolk. Let’s take a look at how to make it.
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Blanched almond flour
- Garlic powder
- Egg yolk
- No-sugar-added pizza sauce
- Italian seasoning
Place an oven rack in the top position. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
To make the pizza crust: combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, and salt and stir until well blended in a microwavable-safe bowl. Microwave for 25 seconds.
Knead the dough with your hands for a few seconds. Add the egg yolk while the dough is still warm. Knead until everything is combined and roll it into a ball.
Form a disk as if you were making a hamburger patty. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hands to press it into a circle 5 to 6 inches in diameter and about ¼ inch thick (or use a rolling pin). If the dough cools too much to form properly, place it back in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Use a fork to poke holes in several places throughout the crust before baking. Bake on the top rack of the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
Remove the crust from the oven and flip it over. Top the flatter side with the pizza sauce and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Next, add the pepperoni slices, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
📖 Tips and Variations
- You can use either a cookie sheet or pizza stone when making this recipe. Just be sure to use a layer of parchment paper.
- If you want to change the flavor profile, you can substitute ¼ cup cooked chicken and add 2 tablespoons of diced red onion. (One cup of chopped red onions has 12.2 net grams of carbs. Two tablespoons would have 1.525 carbs.)
- Additional toppings to consider are bell peppers (0.54 carbs in 2 tablespoons) and sliced black olives (1 medium black olive has approximately 0.22 carbs).
Rao’s Homemade All Natural pizza sauce has no added sugar and has just 2 grams of carbs in ¼ cup. Prego makes a no sugar added traditional pizza sauce and each half-cup serving has 9 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of dietary fiber. Primal Kitchen makes an unsweetened pizza sauce and each ¼ cup serving has 6 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber.
Hungry for more keto recipes? How about some delicious Zucchini Tots or Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl? For some keto snack ideas, check out this list that Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three made.
Quick and Easy Personal Pizza
- ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup blanched almond flour
- ⅙ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 ½ tablespoons no-sugar added pizza sauce
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 5 slices pepperoni
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Place an oven rack in top position. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Make the crust: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, and salt and stir until well blended. Microwave for 25 seconds.
- Knead the dough with your hands for a few seconds. Add the egg yolk while the dough is still warm. Knead until combined and roll into a ball. Form a disk as if you were making a hamburger patty. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hands to press into a circle 5 to 6 inches in diameter and about ¼ inch thick (or use a rolling pin). If the dough cools too much for form properly, place it back in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Use a fork to poke holes in several places throughout the crust before baking. Bake on the top rack for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
- Remove the crust from the oven and flip it over. Top the flatter side with the pizza sauce and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Next, add the pepperoni slices, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle the pizza with Italian seasoning before serving.
📕 Simply Keto Cookbook
On both her blog and in her book, Suzanne Ryan shares her personal story of why and how to follow a keto diet.
Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes is a beautiful cookbook full of low-carb inspiration. It begins with Suzanne’s story and encouragement for the reader. Just like most of us, she has had weight issues. She overcame them by following a ketogenic diet.
We could all use a little help along the way when it comes to dieting. That’s what makes Simply Keto great – the first chapter is All About Keto. Keto 101 explains in simple terms what nutritional ketosis is, why keto is a moderate-protein diet, what ketones are, the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis and nutritional ketosis, what macros are, what macros to aim for, what foods to avoid, and information about carbohydrates.
After the keto primer, Suzanne details how to start a ketogenic diet, including tracking weight and macros, testing for ketones (side note: some keto adherents don’t recommend testing), dealing with weight-loss stalls, combating the “keto flu,” working out, healthy vs. unhealthy fats, the role of sugar, and frequently asked questions.
With there being 100+ recipes, it’s easy to find something keto to eat. The recipes are divided into the following chapters:
- Appetizers and Snacks
- Beef and Pork
- Soups and Sides
- Desserts and Drinks
That’s not all. There is also a 30-day meal plan, a chapter on taking keto on the road, and helpful resources. Simply Keto is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their health by living a keto lifestyle.
Now….on to the recipe for Quick and Easy Personal Pizza, courtesy of Simply Keto. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
My personal tip when making this pizza: if the dough seems to stick to your hands, moisten your hands with a little bit of water. It will make shaping the dough a lot easier.
Look for Simply Keto at your local bookstore, Costco, or at Amazon.com.
Hilary Griffin says
This was a perfect simple recipe, taste and texture of pizza crust was on point! I will definitely be using this every time I have a pizza craving! Yummy.
Tasty recipe. Still I remember the taste of the recipe. Thank you very much.
Author Suzanne Ryan, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.