Pizza on keto? It’s possible, but you have to make some important food swaps. Bring pizza back into your life with this low-carb keto cashew cheese pizza recipe.
Watch this video to find out how to bring pizza back into your keto lifestyle:
What’s the Harm in Eating a Little Pizza?
How many times have you wanted to surrender and just pick up the phone and order a pizza? Or maybe there’s an “emergency” pie left in your freezer. Or perhaps you’re at a work function and you wonder how much damage “one little slice” can do.
Of course, you can eat “real” pizza. The trouble is, it will throw you out of ketosis so fast it will make your head spin. And no, the gluten-free or thin crust options probably aren’t going to cut it either.
Pizza may be love, but pizza is also carbs. Lots and lots of carbs. Just one slice can earn you between 25 and 25 grams of carbs. Not exactly keto-friendly.
This pizza recipe, on the other hand, has 5 grams of total carbs and 3 grams of net carbs. In other words, it makes a big difference.
Just because keto pizza exists should not be an excuse for you to eat regular high-carb versions of pizza. You will derail your diet and compromise whatever sparked you to pursue keto in the first place.
How This Pizza Pie is Different
So now that you know the major carb difference between keto pizza and the regular stuff, I’ll bet you’re wondering how I pulled it off.
Let’s explore. The major contributor to the carbs in pizza is, of course, the crust. That all-purpose flour, swimming in gluten and carbs crust.
You can make keto crust a couple different ways. Some utilize a cauliflower crust, while others utilize keto-friendly flour like almond flour. I suggest using this Keto pizza crust.
The other potential trouble spot is the pizza sauce. Many store-bought and ready-made pizza sauces contain a lot of sugar. By making your own sauce, you are in control of the sugar and carbs you’re eating.
Yes, it takes a bit more effort, but you’re rewarded with delicious food that loves you back.
Finally, my dairy-free friends will enjoy my suggestion of cashew cheese. It offers all of the comfort of cheese with none of the potential digestive issues.
If you have experimented with an elimination diet and know that cheese is OK for you, feel free to use that on this pizza.
More Keto Goodness
If you love this pizza and want more options for your keto diet, check out this FREE 7-day meal plan! You’ll find delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.