Low Carb Keto Pizza Dough Recipe

Chef Randy , On November 10, 2022


Low Carb Keto Pizza Dough Recipe Overview

Keto pizza dough has been the holy grail for those stuck in the comfort food/healthy eating vortex in the last 15 years or so. There has been a rise in excellent cauliflower-based pizza crusts availability and recipes in modern cuisine. However, when it comes to a pizza crust that looks and tastes like traditional pizza, this recipe for keto pizza crust using our low carb keto pizza dough mix is my go-to and most recommended solution for friends asking about a low carb keto pizza crust recipe. This is actually the mix used in many high-end pizzerias and restaurants who serve keto pizza. I have modified the process just a bit to make it easier, as the dough can be sticky and hard to handle at times. There are other dough mixes available that may be as good. The techniques described here will probably come in handy when other types of doughs are used as well.

Kitchen tools needed for this Low carb Keto pizza crust recipe

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Tools needed for this recipe.

  • Mixing bowl

  • Wooden spoon or spatula

  • Bread knife or dough cutter

  • Parchment paper

Low carb Keto pizza dough recipe ingredients

  • One package (16 oz) almond flour pizza mix (Almond flour + Yeast Packet*)

  • *If there is not a yeast packet available, use 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast.

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter optional (for a richer low carb keto pizza dough)

  • 2 eggs.

  • 2 tablespoons 100% olive oil for the keto dough mix.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for greasing the pan (non-stick spray will work too).

  • 1 cup almond flour for dusting the dough during handling.

How to Make Low Carb Keto pizza dough recipe

    Prepare the keto dough:

  • Put the eggs, olive oil and water in a large mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.

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    Forming keto pizza dough.

  • Put the dry mix into the mixing bowl and stir well until everything is well blended and form a ball using your hands. Dust the surface of the dough with almond flour for this step.

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    Mixing low carb keto pizza dough.

  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes to rise.

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    Cover your keto pizza dough.

  • When the dough has rested and risen, separate the dough ball in half for two pizzas approximately 12″ round, or keep the dough whole for one 16″ pizza.

  • Prepare the pan:

    If you have round pizza pans, put a parchment paper liner on the pan. You can trim the paper with scissors if you want. If you are using a larger sheet pan, like I was doing, you can use a sharpie to draw a circle on the parchment paper by tracing a 11″ or 12″plate. Turn the paper over (sharpie on the bottom so it doesn’t touch the dough) and put that paper in the sheet pan. This makes a great template for forming a perfect circle at the right size.

    cover low carb keto pizza dough

    Cover your low carb keto pizza dough.

    Of course, nobody ever said pizza had to be round, so do what works best for you. The final thickness of the uncooked dough should be about 1/4″. This will create a bready, chewy crust. I like my crust to have a little crunch, so I press mine out a little thinner. Oil the paper by dripping some olive oil on it and spreading it around with your hand or with a paper towel. You can also spray with non-stick spray.

    Form the keto pizza dough:

    Put the dough into the center of the circle, dust the surface of the dough with almond flour and start pressing the dough flat and round until you reach your desired size and shape. If you run into any stickiness, just sprinkle more almond flour and continue.

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    Pressing pizza dough.

    Pre-Bake the keto pizza dough:

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    Formed pizza dough.

    When the dough is formed, par-bake (pre-bake without toppings) for 7 minutes at 400 degrees, or until it starts to brown around the edges. Don’t worry if it is not 100% done, it will cook more when baked the second time with toppings. This step is important to assure that the crust holds together once topped with ingredients. You can now make your favorite pizza by placing your toppings and baking for 10-12 minutes in the oven set to 400 degrees.

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    Baked low carb keto pizza margherita.

    See how you can use this dough recipe to make your own low carb pizza margherita.

How to store this low carb Keto pizza dough for future use

You can wrap the par-baked keto pizza crust in plastic wrap and freeze for future use. If you do freeze it, take the crusts out of the freezer and put in the refrigerator 24 hours prior to use. Or you can wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for use any time in the next 3 days.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.