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With this keto pizza recipe, you can still enjoy all the deliciousness of pizza without straying from your ketogenic diet.

keto pizza with peperoni and olives

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From the crispy almond flour crust to the gooey melted cheese and your favorite toppings, this keto-friendly pizza is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you coming back for more.

❤️ Why you’ll love it

Because this keto pizza offers all the satisfaction of a traditional pizza without the guilt, it’s one of my favorite foods. With a low carb pizza crust made from almond flour, plus tomato sauce and melted cheese, this pizza boasts a flavorful base that perfectly complements your favorite keto toppings.

Whether you’re a fan of classic pepperoni and cheese or prefer to get creative with olives and mushrooms, this pizza is customizable to suit your taste buds. 

You’ll want to make this during your next family pizza night or when you have friends over for dinner! If you suffer from pizza cravings, this homemade pizza recipe, which tastes just like regular pizza, will quickly become a go-to in your kitchen.

🧾 Ingredients Used

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Almond flour, mozzarella cheese, and keto pizza sauce

Dough Ingredients

  • Almond Flour – I use almond flour instead of regular flour for this recipe. It makes the crust crispy and is a great low-carb option. You can find it in most grocery stores.
  • Spices–  I use salt and garlic powder to add flavor to the dough. Feel free to add your favorite spices to mix things up. It’s all about personal taste.
  • Eggs–  These are key for holding the dough together and making it firm. They act as a binder and add a bit of richness to the crust.
  • Melted Butter – I mix this into the dough for a rich, moist texture. It adds a delicious buttery flavor. You can also use oil if you prefer.
  • Baking Soda – This helps the dough rise slightly and makes it lighter. A little bit goes a long way, making the crust nice and fluffy.


  • Pepperoni – A classic topping that adds tasty, spicy goodness. Just layer it on top of the sauce and cheese. It’s always a hit!
  • Pizza Sauce – I spread this rich, tangy sauce all over the dough as a base. You can use as much or as little as you like. It brings everything together.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – I pile this on top for a gooey, creamy layer. It melts perfectly and covers the pizza with cheesy goodness. Don’t hold back on the cheese!
  • Olives – I toss these on for a salty burst of flavor in every bite. They add a nice contrast to the other toppings and look great on the pizza.

🔪 How To Make This Recipe

steps to make the keto pizza 1
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, including almond flour, salt, and garlic powder.
  2. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then add the eggs and melted butter. Use a spatula to combine the ingredients initially, then switch to using your hands to form a ball of dough.
  3. Place the dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper and use your hands or a rolling pin to roughly press it into a thick disc. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and transfer the bottom piece with the rolled-out pizza dough onto a pizza pan or baking tray.
  4. Prebake the crust for 6 to 8 minutes until it starts to firm up slightly.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and add your own toppings of choice, such as pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and olives.
  6. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
steps to make the keto pizza 2

🥫 Storing and Reheating

Store any leftover pizza slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the slices on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.

💭 Tips and Variations

  • To customize your pizza, experiment with different keto-friendly toppings. For variety, try adding mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or cooked sausage. You can also add fresh herbs, like fresh basil or parsley, to the pizza before serving. 
  • For a crispy crust, bake the pizza on a pizza stone or preheated baking sheet to ensure even heat distribution.
  • If you prefer a thin crust, divide the dough in half and roll it out into two smaller pizzas instead of one large one.
  • Preparing a cauliflower pizza crust, rather than using almond flour, is a great way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. 
  • Add Italian seasoning and extra garlic to the pizza sauce for even more flavor.
  • For extra protein, make a chicken crust pizza instead. 
  • Crustless pizza is a fantastic low-carb option if you don’t feel like making the crust. Just add prepared meat (like ground beef or turkey), pizza sauce, cheese, and any other pizza toppings to a casserole dish and bake until bubbling and golden brown.
keto pizza with peperoni and olives

🍽️ What can I eat this recipe with?

This low carb pizza recipe pairs perfectly with a side salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a complete and satisfying meal. You can also enjoy it on its own as a delicious snack or appetizer.

👩‍🍳 Frequently asked questions

What kind of pizza can you eat on keto?

Keto-friendly pizza options include those made with low-carb crusts such as almond flour or cauliflower and topped with keto-friendly ingredients like cheese, meats, and vegetables.

Is almond flour good for pizza dough?

Yes, almond flour is an excellent choice for keto pizza dough. It is low in carbs and high in healthy fats and protein while also creating a crispy and flavorful crust that is perfect for holding your favorite pizza toppings.

What toppings can you put on keto pizza?

You can get creative with keto pizza toppings! Some popular options include pepperoni, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, olives, spinach, and feta cheese. Just be sure to choose toppings that are low in carbs and high in flavor.

keto pizza with peperoni and olives

📖 Recipe

freshly baked keto pizza

Keto Pizza

With this keto pizza recipe, you can still enjoy all the deliciousness of pizza without straying from your ketogenic diet.


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