Keto Pizza Recipe — Easy, Mini, and Crispy!

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Sometimes you want a recipe for an easy and delicious low-carb pizza that you can make quickly. This easy Mini Keto Pizza Recipe with a crispy crust is a perfect substitute for pizza cravings. Delicious, low carb, and easy to make this low carb recipe a favorite. With just a few ingredients, this recipe is also gluten-free using coconut flour instead of regular gluten-filled flour and it can be made quickly. It’s a fun way to have pizza night since they are mini keto pizzas everyone can choose their own toppings.

keto pizza plated

Mini Keto Pizza Recipe

I’ve tried several different pizza crusts and have yet to find one that I love. Most aren’t very sturdy and have to be eaten with a fork. Usually, when I’m craving pizza, I make a Keto Pizza Casserole, which is a fabulous crustless alternative. However, today at lunch, I wanted pizza and didn’t want to make a big family-sized pizza casserole.

As I was thinking about the different kinds of keto-approved bread I’ve made, my 90 Second Bread that Tastes Good Recipe came to mind. I thought I could definitely tweak that recipe to turn it into a mini keto pizza. I know a lot of people love cauliflower pizza crust, but I am not one of them. I’ve tried to make it several times, and my entire family hates it.

I was so excited when I took my first bite of this mini keto pizza because it was delicious! I can hold the crust without having to eat it with a fork. I’m not going to tell you this keto pizza crust recipe tastes EXACTLY LIKE or BETTER THAN my favorite pan pizza, but I will say it is an excellent alternative!

I love how versatile 90-second bread is! For an easy breakfast recipe, check out 90 Second French Toast.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut flour — Coconut flour is the key to getting a crust that tastes kind of like a crust, not cardboard! If you’re using almond flour, you’ll want to add 3x the amount of flour that the recipe calls for.
  • Baking powder — The baking powder helps the crust rise a bit and helps with the texture. Don’t skip it!
  • Mozzarella — In this keto pizza recipe, mozzarella goes into the 90-second bread dough and on top of the pizza! It adds a delicious cheesy flavor and helps the crust stick together.
  • Marinara — Use whatever kind of keto-friendly marinara you’d like for this recipe. Some marinara sauces contain a fair bit of added sugar, so be sure to check the nutrition facts! I’ve included a list of low-carb sauces below.
  • Keto pizza toppings — Sometimes, the pizza toppings are the best part of pizza! I topped my keto mini pizza with ground beef and pepperoni.
  • Italian seasoning and basil — A sprinkle of Italian seasoning and fresh basil takes this keto pizza recipe over the top!

How to Make this Recipe:

bowl of ingredients

Step 1: First, make the keto pizza crust! I start with a 6-inch pyrex glass dish to make the crust for the keto pan pizza. I have had this set of Pyrex glass storage containers for over 22 years, and they are still in great shape. The middle-sized one is the one I use for this recipe.

Tip: Make sure your cream cheese is softened and butter is melted but not hot before adding the rest of the ingredients.

Step 2: After you microwave the keto pizza crust, it will be very soft and spongey. The key to getting a very sturdy crust is to brown both sides of the crust in butter using a hot cast skillet. I prefer to use a cast-iron skillet, but a regular skillet will work if you don’t have one.

Tip: To keep dirty dishes to a minimum, I would suggest an oven-safe skillet so that you can pop it in the oven to melt the cheese. Don’t skip this step, or you will be disappointed in the outcome.

Step 3: Add low-carb tomato sauce once both sides are nice and browned. My favorite varieties are Rao’s and Mezzetta’s since they don’t contain added sugar. I have found them both available at my local Walmart. I’ve added a list below of several other varieties along with the carb count of each.

Tip: This 3-piece cast iron skillet is an excellent value with a 6″, 8″, and 10″ variety. I love cast iron because they last forever, unlike many other skillets I’ve tried that have to be replaced almost yearly. Plus, it’s perfect for all sorts of dishes, including this mini keto pizza recipe!

Step 4: At this point, you can personalize the personal pan keto pizza with your favorite toppings such as pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, etc.

Step 5: As long as your skillet is oven safe, the last step is to pop it in the oven so all the cheesy goodness can melt into the pizza and the toppings can bake. I also like to add ground beef, bacon, and ham to make it taste like a meat lovers pizza, but I often stick with pepperoni for simplicity.

Tip: You can slice the pepperonis in quarters to cover more of the surface area of the pizza if you are a pepperoni lover like my hubby and kids.

Yum! I can’t tell you how happy I was when I pulled this out of the oven. Pizza is one of my very favorite foods, but after trying several recipes for pizza crusts that turned out like wet paper towels, I was ready to give up. This low-carb pizza crust turned out nice and sturdy.

Step 6: Add a little Italian seasoning and fresh basil, and you’ve got a keto pizza that looks like it is from your favorite pizza restaurant.

a hand holding a slice of keto pizza

A crispy keto pizza crust, piping hot melted mozzarella cheese, along with your favorite toppings and tomato sauce, make the very best keto pizza. I especially love that everyone can make this keto pizza recipe with their favorite toppings. It’s easy to make, and there isn’t one ounce of cauliflower in this recipe, which makes my kids happy.

Low Carb Pizza Sauce Options without any added sugars:

  • Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce – 4g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Tuscan Marinara Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Rustic Tomato Basil – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara – 6g net carbs per ½ cup
  • ALDI Simply Selected Premium Marinara – 5g net carbs per ½ cup

Nutritional Information:

This easy low carb pizza recipe makes one serving. Using the Rao’s Tomato Basil sauce, the nutritional info is as follows: Calories – 325, Carbs 6.1g – Fiber 2.6g = 3.5 Net Carbs

Other Keto Pizza Recipes:

More Keto-Friendly Recipes

Check out my Keto Recipe Index for tons of ideas, or begin by checking out some of our favorites listed below!

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Mini Keto Pizza Recipe (with a crispy crust)

This Mini Keto Pizza with a crispy crust is a fantastic low-carb pizza recipe that is delicious and filling.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Keto Pizza, Keto Pizza Recipe, Low Carb Pizza, Low Carb Pizza Recip
Servings: 1
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

For the Bread:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cream cheese softened
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon mozzarella grated

For the Pizza:

  • 1 tablespoon of Marinara sauce lowest carb version is Rao's
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • favorite pizza toppings
  • sprinkle of Italian seasoning

Instructions

For the Bread:

  • Melt butter in a ceramic or glass bowl. (mine was about 6 inches)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk together until combined.
  • Cook in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Remove from the microwave and allow to cool for a minute or two.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in an oven-proof skillet and cook 90-Second Bread on each side until crisp.

For the Pizza:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sauce to the top of the 90-second bread.
  • Top with 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Add favorite toppings. My favorite pizza topping is ground beef. I added it under the cheese so that it wouldn't burn when I put the pizza in the oven.
  • Sprinkle a little Italian Seasoning on top.
  • Place oven-safe skillet on the top shelf of the oven and bake until cheese is melted (approx. 5-8 minutes).
  • If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, place pizza on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake.

Notes

Low Carb Pizza Sauce Options without any added sugars:

  • Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce – 4g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Rao’s Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Tuscan Marinara Sauce – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Lucini Italia Organic Rustic Tomato Basil – 3g net carbs per ½ cup
  • Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara – 6g net carbs per ½ cup
  • ALDI Simply Selected Premium Marinara – 5g net carbs per ½ cup

Nutrition

Serving: 1Mini Keto Pizza | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26.4g | Fiber: 2.6g
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98 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So easy compared to other recipes. One Personal Pizza !
    Just starting my Keto journey. This recipe is a keeper!
    Thank you

  2. Is it possible to cook the crus in the oven instead of the microwave? I love this recipe but my microwave just died 🙁

    1. Hey Sara, I have only cooked mine in the microwave so I am not sure how it would turn out in the oven. Let me know if you try it out.

    1. Hey Reagan, with a big family we rarely have leftovers. So, I really don’t know how this would turn out.

  3. Hi Kasey, I only have a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. The bottom seems too small. What would you recommend using as an alternative? Thank you, Denise

    1. I am not sure what your best option would be. Any kind of flat bottom container or dish that is approximately 6 inches in diameter.

    1. 4 stars
      I understand the mozzarella is grated. What I’m asking is this: when you buy the cheese is it already grated or do you great it at home?

    2. I have done both. They both work. Many avoid store bought grated cheese due to added fillers. Sometimes I choose my battles.

  4. 5 stars
    WOW this is so good, I cant tolerate almond flour so I was so glad to find this. Pizza is my favorite and this one hit the spot. Thank you for the recipe.

  5. Hey, love your recipes, it’s whats kept me going in this keto journey. I work and I wondering if these crusts could be made ahead of time and either refrigerated or frozen, so on a weeknight I can just assemble, melt cheese and done. Thanks

  6. 5 stars
    I will never by a cauliflower pizza crust again! So good, thank you! I used almond flour instead of coconut flour and was still delicious.

  7. Just starting my keto journey and would like to try this pizza. Can I use almond flour instead as his is all I have? Anxious to try it.

    1. Yes! Make sure to check in the post under the heading variations for the amount to use in place of coconut flour.

  8. 5 stars
    I’m excited to try these. I’m curious if you have tried freezing them to use for a quick snack idea or a to go lunch. I like to plan our meals where we use our dinner leftovers for lunch the next day but some recipes or if we eat out that doesn’t always happen. If it doesn’t work out where we have leftovers I’m always looking for recipes I can freeze and we can just grab them out of the freezer in the morning and microwave them at work or for a snack.

    1. When rewarming in the microwave they would likely become soggy. I’d try an air fryer instead.

    1. You could try baking it in the oven. I haven’t personally tested to be able to give you the proper time/temp.

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