If you’ve ever wanted a pizza that you could eat all you want of on keto, this is it! With a chicken crust this pizza will fill you up quickly with almost ALL of the carbs coming just from the toppings. This isn’t your usual doughy, bready pizza crust, but instead the crust primarily serves as a vehicle for the toppings and helps fill you up. This is a great meal for meal preppers as it freezes well and just a little bit is very filling while not taking up too much freezer space.
Short on time? Try my Microwave Pizza recipe instead!
Ground Chicken & Eggs – Get what you can afford. Any meat is healthier than eating carby junk. Nice to haves are organic and humanely raised. If you want to go the extra mile, you can find a list of farms and stores that focus on high quality animal products on http://eatwild.com/
Bacon – Look for sugar-free bacon if possible. Bacon doesn’t usually have a lot of sugar in it, but it is needless carbs. I really like Applegate Organic’s No Sugar Bacon because it’s also humanely raised.
Pizza Sauce – Find a pizza sauce that doesn’t have sugar added. Know that sugar can come with a lot of different names. If you see an ingredient and you don’t know what it is, look it up or look for something with simpler ingredients. My favorite is Rao’s Pizza sauce.
Shredded Cheese – The most keto option would to be to shred your own cheese, as most store-bought cheese is coated in something like potato starch to keep the cheese separated. That said, it’s not really *that* many carbs, just know it’s there if you end up needing to try to cut your carbs down even more or trying to find ways to reduce inflammation further. The most common cheese for pizza is mozzarella, but I actually like some of the premade pizza blends too. My favorite is the Whole Foods Pizza Cheese which is a mix of Mozzarella, Provolone, and Asiago.
Sliced Ham – Don’t buy anything “honey” flavored. Most of the time it’s not even honey but sugar! Try to read the label and get something without sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, dextrose, or other sneaky words for sugar that mostly end in -ose. If you’re not sugar what an ingredient is, google it!
- Large pan with highish sides – I use a large 15.5inch round pizza pan with no holes, but really any large baking pan with high enough sides to keep everything in will work. A deep dish pizza pan makes things easy if you have one, but most people will probably end up using a casserole pan. Look for glass or lead-free ceramic pans if possible, as the more common nonstick pans are often made with plastics (like silicone), which has a negative effect on your hormones.
- Parchment Paper – Maybe your pan is different, but I haven’t found a pan that’s truly nonstick. Line your pan with this and you’ll have no problem getting yourself a slice.
- Pizza Cutter – You can definitely just use a butter knife, but if you want to make things quick it’s nice to have a pizza cutter on hand.
- Glass bowl – A plastic-free container for mixing your ingredients together and microwaving the butter.
- Panna Cotta – Make some Microwave Panna Cotta ahead of time for a fully Italian inspired meal
- Caesar Salad – Dress your greens with Primal Kitchen Caesar Salad and Parmesan Cheese Whisps for an easy classic side.
Keto Protein Power Pizza
For the crust
- 1lb Ground Chicken
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Parmesean Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
For the toppings
- 8oz Bacon
- Ground Pork
- Sliced Ham (Try to get sugar free)
You can top your pizza as you prefer it.
- Sugar-Free Pizza Sauce (I use 1 jar of Rao’s)
- Shredded Cheese – Mozzarella or Pizza Blend (I usually use 3-4 8oz bags for a very cheesy pizza)
- 1 Pack of Sugar-Free Bacon
- Ground Pork
- Italian Seasoning
- Ham Slices
- Cook the toppings first. Start with the bacon. You’ll want it fairly crispy because it will need to be crumbled for the top of the pizza. You can cook bacon in the microwave to save some time while you cook the pork crumbles
- In a large pan cook the ground pork stovetop until browned. Add some italian seasoning to taste. This replaces the sausage crumbles you normally see on pizza.
- Set your bacon and ground pork in the fridge to keep it at a safe temperature while you cook the crust
- Preheat your oven to 400F
- Line your baking pan with Parchment Paper
- Microwave your butter until it’s fully melted. If you’re using a glass mixing bowl you can just microwave it in the bowl you’ll mix your crust up in to use less dishes.
- Add the rest of your crust ingredients to the mixing bowl with the butter. Ground chicken, eggs, parmesan, and italian seasoning. Mix it well until the seasoning is evenly distributed. It will feel somewhat doughy.
- Spread the crust mixture flat onto your baking pan and flatten it to fill the dish using your fingertips. Try to get it as even as possible.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the chicken is done. The edges of the pizza will be browned. If you poke the pizza with a fork any juices that run out should be clear.
- While you’re cooking the crust, crumble the cooked bacon into pieces so you can spread it over the pizza. You can just tear the bacon apart by hand.
- Add your pizza sauce first and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon. I don’t recommend leaving room for a crust with this pizza, it’s not bready so it doesn’t taste as great to have a crust.
- Add your shredded cheese next, starting with a thin layer over the entire pizza to make sure you have enough cheese to cover it all. Add more cheese if you’d like.
- Spread your bacon over the entire pizza first, then your sausage crumbles. This is so it fits under the pepperoni and ham. If you’d like to do smaller ham slices also tear them and do them before the pepperoni.
- Place the pizza with all it’s toppings back into the oven. Now you’re just looking to melt the cheese. Look for the cheese in the middle to be melted. This usually takes about 5 minutes for me, but keep an eye on the pizza because it will depend on how you did your toppings.
- Remove pizza from oven and turn the oven off. You can now cut the pizza and serve!