Vegetarian Keto Pizza Recipe
Bring back pizza to your keto diet using creative ingredients and a little imagination. This vegetarian keto pizza recipe is beyond tasty even without the meat!
How to Make Keto Pizza
There are a few potential roadblocks to consider when imagining a ketogenic pizza. The crust is particularly worrisome.
The pizza crust is normally a big lump of carbohydrates. Tons of carbs, from one end of the pan to the other.
That white all-purpose flour isn’t doing anybody any favors.
Instead, you can use keto-friendly flours based on nuts and seeds to create a delicious base that doesn’t taste like a cardboard compromise.
For this pizza recipe, I made a crust using almond flour, flax meal, and nutritional yeast.
Quick side notes on the flax meal: It goes rancid quickly and should be stored in a tightly sealed container in the freezer. You need to use it within a couple of weeks.
Flaxseeds will keep longer, so you can always buy them in their whole state and use a coffee grinder to make flax meal.
Moving on, there is the sauce to consider. You might be able to find an acceptable source at the grocery store, but make sure you look closely at the label to find out how many carbs and how much sugar it contains.
Many options are too carb-laden for keto.
This keto pizza sauce recipe is a great alternative to store-bought sauce. It tastes great and is easy to make at home.
Another twist on this keto pizza is cashew butter. Cashew butter is really delicious. Probably my favorite of all the nut butter, which is a very high compliment indeed.
I actually mixed some cashew butter together with the keto pizza sauce. It’s a unique blend that suits the crust really well. Some nutritional yeast introduces more cheese flavoring.
Looking for a brilliant ending to this vegetarian keto pizza? You may be too stuffed to consider eating anything else, but it’s never a bad idea to have recipes at the ready in case of a food emergency.
And don’t feel like you can’t ever have dessert on keto – you just have to be picky about the ingredients.
Check out this list of my very favorite keto desserts. I chased the carbs out so you’re free to enjoy these sweets without causing problems for your keto diet.
This meatless Keto pizza is perfect for Meatless Mondays.
For the keto pizza crust –
- 1/2 cup (60 g) almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons (14 g) flax meal
- 1 Tablespoon (2 g) nutritional yeast
- 1 Tablespoons (15 ml) olive oil
- 1 egg, whisked
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the pizza toppings –
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Mix all the base ingredients together to form a dough. Roll out into a round flat pizza crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes, carefully flipping the crust after 10 minutes.
- Mix the pizza sauce and cashew butter together. Spread on top of the pizza crust.
- Sprinkle chopped basil on top.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 4 g
- Calories: 198
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 16 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 8 g