This recipe for keto freeform pizza is a delicious way to be able to enjoy pizza while on a low carb keto diet. Enjoy all the flavor minus the high carbs of traditional pizza! It’s also gluten-free and doesn’t contain any hidden sugars!
Pizza is at the top of the list for comfort food, but what happens when you go keto and you no longer can have regular pizza? Well, my recipe for freeform keto pizza will offer you a fantastic and easy alternative.
The star of this keto pizza is of course the gluten-free crust and boy is this crust a star! I adapted my keto pie crust recipe to create this freeform, rustic keto-friendly pizza.
What makes this crust so great is the combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and melted mozzarella cheese! It makes for a truly flaky keto crust that will have you making it over and over!
Easy Keto Freeform Pizza
When we first began this low carb keto journey we thought eating this way would require some major sacrifice. We truly believed we would have to give up flavor and food enjoyment for health.
Thankfully, we have not found it to be the case and have since recreated tons of our favorite recipes to be keto-friendly!
This recipe for freeform keto pizza was due for a makeover and man is it better than ever! The original was great but this crust is truly spectacular!
The dough comes together is easy and is a dream to work with. Let’s not forget it’s also actually flaky! That’s right, a flaky keto crust!
Making a recipe that is both delicious and healthy fuels this girl and this keto pizza crust really has it all!
The Perfect Keto Pizza Crust
Making homemade pizza was a fun pastime for me and I thought those days were forever gone. Thankfully, this low-carb keto option is not only really delicious but it’s actually a lot faster to make than traditional pizza dough ever was.
Yup, this keto pizza is faster and easier than making a traditional pizza! There’s no need to wait and let the dough rise or fussing with it at all.
What makes this keto pizza so easy is that you simply roll the dough out into a round-ish shape about 1/4″ thick, add all of your sauce and toppings in the middle in a circle and then you fold the edges around the middle. It gives you a quick smallish pizza with the effect of a stuffed crust!
Some low carb genius came up with what is termed as fathead dough, as I’m sure by now you’ve heard of. It’s a great concept that combines cream cheese and mozzarella cheese with almond flour.
For years now it has allowed the low carb community the ability to create a myriad of bread-like options.
My crust is an adaptation of fathead dough except it uses almond and coconut flour as well as, butter, egg, and mozzarella cheese. It’s also a very stable crust that holds up to any of your favorite keto-friendly toppings!
This recipe creates 4 servings but you can easily be doubled or even triple to make a larger keto pizza pie! That’s the beauty of this dough, it’s extremely easy to work with and very forgiving!
I sure hope you try this keto rustic pizza and once you do that you will share your pictures with us on social media.
My failed attempts when I first went keto are what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes like this keto freeform pizza. I threw away so many ingredients in the beginning and I never want anyone to be so frustrated that they give up on the diet before they can see long-lasting results.
Even though those early days were not fun, the fact that I stayed the course has made this journey very rewarding. Besides, if I had quit at the first sign of struggle, I would not have had the opportunity to engage with you all.
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In case you don’t know, Randy and I came to the keto diet looking at it from a Christian perspective. As believers, we live our lives supported by God’s grace.
So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation. Randy had been a diabetic for over 15 years and he was dealing with the consequences of this disease.
I was a survivor of the Guillan Barre Syndrome and was fighting fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica. To say we needed God’s intervention is putting it mildly.
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- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup of finely milled almond flour
- 1/4 cup of coconut flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 garlic cloves crushed and minced
- 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (or whatever you prefer!)
- 1 cup of fresh spinach chopped
- ½ cup of fresh parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes chopped
- 2 fresh basil leaves , chopped
- Heat the olive oil on the stovetop at a medium to high setting. Saute the crushed garlic until translucent.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, spices, and sea salt. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook the sauce until it has reduced and thickened. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine the coconut flour and the almond flour and salt.
- Melt the unsalted butter and set aside.
- To the dry ingredients add the melted butter and combine quickly.
- Next, add the whole egg and combine.
- Melt the mozzarella cheese in the microwave for a total of 90 seconds stirring halfway through. Once it comes out of the microwave mix well until fully incorporated. You can also melt the mozzarella cheese in a double boiler.
- Add the melted mozzarella cheese to the mixture and knead the dough with your hands until all the cheese is blended well into the pie dough. I recommend you do so between two sheets of parchment paper so that the dough doesn't stick to your hands.
- Wrap the dough in parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill. While the dough chills, prepare your toppings.
ASSEMBLING THE PIZZA AND BAKING
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Once the dough has chilled, roll out into a large circle about 1/4" thick. In the center of the dough, leaving a 3" border. add your sauce, cheese, and toppings. Fold the edges of the dough up and over toppings, pleating as needed. The dough is very forgiving and can be pressed together if any "cracks" occur.
- Once folded, gently cup the sides with both your hands to reinforce the shape of your keto pizza pie and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until it's golden brown.
- Serve immediately and top with parmesan cheese.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Toppings can be customized to your personal preference. The dough can easily be doubled, or tripled! You will need to add an additional 15 to 30 minutes of baking time if you increase the size of the pizzas.
To save time you can also use your favorite store brought pizza sauce. The key to try to find a pizza sauce with the least amount of carbs.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 31.6gSaturated Fat: 16.1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 700mgCarbohydrates: 13.1gNet Carbohydrates: 6.8gFiber: 6.3gSugar: 3.1gProtein: 22.9g