Easy Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
This delicious cream cheese crust pepperoni keto pizza is a real melt-in-your-mouth treat. Perfect for anyone following a low carb keto diet. This recipe has all the incredible flavors of a normal bread dough pizza so you don’t need to miss out from your favorite treat.
This versatile cream cheese crust recipe can be modified to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite low carb pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1½ t. dried basil, divided
1½ t. dried oregano, divided
1 t. garlic powder, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1½ T. tomato paste
3 T. sugar-free tomato sauce
4 oz. pepperoni, thinly sliced
1 Cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Optional garnish: Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin slices
Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Mix together 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.
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, 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.
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. Enjoy!
Total carbs: 5.3 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Net carbs: 4.4 g
*Source: VeryWell.com recipe analyzer