When transitioning to a keto “way of eating” (WOE) you expect to give up carb-filled comfort foods like mac and cheese and pizza.
After all, what could possibly be good about keto pizza? Some diehard keto people will swear that coming up with carb alternatives is a recipe for disaster. But we at BOTTLESOUP wholeheartedly disagree.
Do you really know keto, B?
Mr. B and Ms. B have both been very successful on the keto diet. Mr. B lost and kept off nearly 100lbs. He’s been keto for 2.5 years. In fact, he only breaks from the keto WOE for one week a year in Disney World.
Ms. B has lost over 50lbs since October 2017. She combines keto with a healthy workout routine. And she is a foodie to the core.
Why this keto pizza recipe is the best
Unlike fathead dough, which can be tasty, this keto pizza recipe involves minimal ingredients. And the ingredients it does require are cheap and abundant. (Other recipes include almond flour and massive amounts of cream cheese, and the costs add up quick.)
This keto pizza recipe is so good it tastes like the real deal.
Kizza – Keto pizza taste reviews
“I can’t believe this doesn’t have any carbs or bread.” – Ms. B’s mom, on her third slice, even though she “doesn’t eat cheese.”
“How did you do this? This tastes just like pizza.” – Ms. B’s dad, a recent keto convert and successful weight loss person.
“We ate it all.” – Mr. B’s parents, finishing off all the keto pizza, even though there were two types of carb-heaven pastas available for them to eat.
“I like this pizza!” – The B children, aged 3 and 4, polishing off a kizza pie.
Delicious food is important
One thing I’ve found that I miss most in the keto diet is not carbs. It’s sharing food with others. With its narrow interpretation of diet, keto can actually cut you off from feel-good moments you share around the dinner table.
While prioritizing your health and weight goals is important, the unintended consequence of a restrictive diet is a lack of socialization.
Don’t let other people shame you into thinking your desire to share a good meal is wrong. Breaking bread is psychological and significant.
And food-centered family traditions should not be minimized. These rituals are critical to our emotional wellbeing.
Keeping it keto with kizza
The reason I worked so hard toward finding a keto pizza alternative was simple: our children absolutely love pizza. Mr. B loves pizza. Sharing a pie is something we’d do as a family.
It’s a Friday night ritual that signals the weekend has begun.
It’s a smile and a thumbs up from my favorite people in the world.
And it’s something we like to share with our guests.
Pizza is an easy, filling, and comforting meal.
Life without pizza is sad.
And kizza is our solution.
It tastes just like pizza but without the blood sugar spikes. You can enjoy a slice with family and friends, and even if they’re not keto, they’ll enjoy it.
How can I make this magical kizza?
It’s super simple to do. You’ll need shredded mozzarella cheese, grated parmesan, eggs, and some Italian spices and herbs.
For the absolute best keto pizza recipe, you’ll need parsley, garlic powder, and oregano in your cabinet.
The good news is most people have these spices in their pantry.
Without further ado, here’s the foolproof recipe to the best keto pizza ever.
Keto pizza recipe / Kizza recipe
For the crust:
- 3 cups of shredded mozzarella
- 3/4 cups of grated parmesan cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
“That’s a lot of garlic,” you’re thinking. Yes, but garlic powder is delicious. Mix together all the crust ingredients until you have a consistent texture. Then spread the mixture on a baking sheet.
You’ll want to spread the “crust” as thin as possible. This will give you the most realistic pizza texture.
Pro tip: make sure you use parchment paper on your baking sheet. It will ensure that no cheesy goodness is stuck to the pan.
Cook at 375F for 12 minutes. The “crust” will have the appearance of bubble wrap. Take it out of the oven and let sit for a couple minutes before adding sauce and toppings.
The kizza fixings
The best part about this keto pizza recipe is that the creativity is up to you. Do you have a favorite type of pizza? Add the keto sauce, cheese, and toppings of your liking.
Our personal favorite combination:
- Tomato sauce
- Parsley + Garlic Powder + Salt
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Generous blobs of ricotta
- Trufflelist Truffle Oil
It’s so luxe you don’t feel like you’re missing out on carbs at all. In fact, this keto pizza crust recipe is so near to the real deal, your guests won’t notice if you pass it on as carbs.
Take it a step further
While we love our original video recipe, we’ve thought of other ways to elevate this awesome kizza.
The first? Swap out regular tomato sauce for vodka sauce. You won’t need the parsley, but you can still shake some garlic powder on there. Delicious.
Another option? Make a white pizza with a ricotta base of whole milk ricotta cheese and a splash of Trufflelist Truffle Oil. Mix together and spread on the crust. Top with parmesan, garlic powder, mozzarella, and anchovies. Absolutely delicious.
What’s your favorite pizza?
We’d love to know what your favorite pizza is and how to keto-fy it. Let us know in the comments below what you’d do with this kizza crust and share this recipe with your low-carb friends. Mangia!