keto pepperoni pizza

Keto Pepperoni Pizza

Keto pepperoni pizza is delicious and guilt-free. This 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. 

While learning to live the keto lifestyle, one of my significant cravings was for pizza. I tried several different pizza crusts and wasn’t satisfied. This one hit a home run for me. My husband loves pepperoni pizza, so this recipe made it easy to please both of us.

Be sure and experiment with all of your favorite toppings.


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Equipment Needed

Large rimmed baking pan

Parchment Paper

Small and medium mixing bowls

Whisk

How to Make Keto Pepperoni Pizza

After turning your oven to 375 degrees F, line your pan with parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Whisk the mixture until it is thoroughly blended and smooth.

Spread the mixture in your desired pizza shape onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the crust in your preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the crust is slightly puffed and golden brown. See the recipe below for optional times.

While the crust is baking, mix the tomato paste, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and garlic powder in a small mixing bowl.

After letting the baked crust cool for 5-10 minutes, top the crust with the sauce mixture, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. Or, use your favorite toppings.

Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


keto pepperoni pizza

Keto Pepperoni Pizza

Cheryl Moreo
Keto pepperoni pizza is delicious and guilt-free. This 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. What’s more, you can tweak the versatile cream cheese crust recipe to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. But don’t stop there! Experiment with your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 495 kcal

Equipment

Large rimmed baking pan
Parchment Paper
Small mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
Whisk
Oven

Ingredients
  

Crust (Pizza Base)

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tsp dried basil divided
  • 1 tsp dried oregano divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Sauce

  • tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp sugar-free tomato sauce
  • Optional garnish: Fresh basil leaves cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Toppings

  • 4 oz pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 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 and whisk until the mixture is completely blended and smooth.
  • 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 preheated 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 23gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 1074mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1249IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 331mgIron: 2mg
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