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Easy Weeknight Keto Pizza Recipe

This delicious and guilt-free Easy Keto Pizza Recipe features a melt-in-your-mouth baked cream cheese “crust” plus all the incredible flavor you’ve come to expect from this perennial favorite.

easy weeknight keto pizza recipe

Easy Keto Pizza Recipe for Busy Families

I’ll be honest – I could eat pizza every day. And I did, when I lived in Italy during college! Oh I was in heaven. I would get pizza for lunch at the café which would be more the thick crust pizza and perfect for holding in wax paper and walking down the cobblestone streets marveling at the gorgeous landmarks.

On Sundays, we would go to a real pizzeria, where we would order a personal pizza so thin it had to be eaten with a fork. I’ve still never had any pizza nearly as good as this, but so many others have come close!

And it’s amazing that this keto pizza recipe is actually one of the most delicious.

What is the keto diet?

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets.

It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy.
what is the keto diet

whole keto pizza with basil

Easy Weeknight Keto Pizza


The versatile cream cheese crust recipe used in this keto pizza can be tweaked to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. Experiment with your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.


Prep time: 10 minutes + 5-10 minutes inactive
Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 
2 large eggs
  • 
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  • 1½ tsp dried basil, divided

  • 1½ tsp dried oregano, divided
  • 
1 tsp garlic powder, divided

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 
1½ tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp sugar-free tomato sauce

  • 4 oz. pepperoni, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Optional garnish: Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin slices

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350°F and increase baking times for best results). 

  4. Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.
  5. In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside. 

    Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese. 

  6. Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately.

Easy Weeknight Keto Pizza

The versatile cream cheese crust recipe can be tweaked to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. Experiment with your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1½ tsp dried basil (divided)
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano (divided)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (divided)
  • Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 1½ tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 4 oz. pepperoni (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 

  2. Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.

  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350°F and increase baking times for best results). Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown.

  4. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown. In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. 

  5. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.

  7. Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately.


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