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Keto Pizza Crust Made with Cream Cheese

Make a cream cheese pizza crust instead of using grains for a low-carb, high-fat keto pizza crust. It’s a great option to get your fat macros up or if you’re just plain tired of using cauliflower for everything! This delicious and guilt-free pepperoni pizza features a melt-in-your-mouth baked cream cheese crust, plus all the incredible flavor you’ve come to expect from this perennial favorite.

cream cheese pizza crust for keto pizza

What’s more, the versatile cream cheese pizza crust recipe can be tweaked to include your favorite herbs and spices for a truly distinctive flavor. But don’t stop there! Experiment with your favorite keto pizza toppings for a quick and satisfying meal you can enjoy any night of the week.

Low Carb Pizza Ingredients

Cream Cheese Pizza Crust 

  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • large eggs
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • dried basil, divided
  • dried oregano, divided
  • garlic powder, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Keto Pizza Sauce and Toppings

  • tomato paste
  • sugar-free tomato sauce
  • pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
cream cheese keto pizza crust, baked and topped with sauce and cheese.

How to Make Keto Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).
  4. Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.
  5. In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Personal pizza made with a low carb, cream cheese crust and topped with keto pizza sauce, cheese, and oregano.

FAQ

Is this keto pizza crust gluten-free?

The whole ingredients that make up this keto pizza are gluten-free. However, check the label of any pre-packaged ingredients you use (such as pepperoni and the tomato sauce you choose) for any hidden gluten.

What is keto pizza crust made of?

Most keto pizza crusts are made with cauliflower. This particular recipe uses cream cheese instead to add fat macros and to provide some variety. Cauliflower is used in so many keto recipes (not just pizza) that it’s nice to be able to make a keto pizza crust without cauliflower.

Can I freeze the pizza crust ahead?

No. The “dough” you’re making is made with cream cheese which doesn’t freeze well. Rather, it doesn’t THAW well. The texture won’t be the same and as a result, the crust won’t bake properly.

Low carb pizza sliced and ready to serve.

Other Keto Recipes

While you’re here, check out my Keto Freezer Meals and Keto Fast Food Guide too! And if you need a delicious keto appetizer to serve with your keto pizza, try these keto jalapeno poppers.

Keto Pizza Crust Made with Cream Cheese

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Make a cream cheese pizza crust instead of using grains for a low carb, high fat keto pizza crust. It’s a great option to get your fat macros up or if you’re just plain tired of using cauliflower for everything!
4.47 from 67 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Keto
Calories 545 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • c. Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • t. dried basil divided
  • t. dried oregano divided
  • 1 t. garlic powder divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • T. tomato paste
  • 3 T. sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 4 oz. pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon basil and oregano, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk until mixture is completely blended and smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into the desired shape and thickness. (For thicker crusts, reduce oven temperature to 350° F and increase baking times for best results).
  • Place the crust in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Check halfway through cooking time to ensure the crust bakes evenly and does not become too brown.
  • In the meantime, whisk the tomato paste, tomato sauce, the remaining dried herbs, and the garlic powder in a small bowl. Lightly season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Remove the pizza base from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before topping with tomato sauce, sliced pepperoni, and shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  • Return pizza to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Keyword cream cheese pizza crust, keto pizza, keto pizza crust
Nutrition Facts
Keto Pizza Crust Made with Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 206mg69%
Sodium 1192mg52%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Brenda

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

This looks delish, but I could not find how many servings it makes, and I plan to make this tonight. Is the whole pizza one serving?

Jennifer Huffman

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

@Jenn Do the CARBS or MACROS include the Pepperoni, cheese, sauce..etc? TY 4 using OUNCES! Frustrating 2 cook Keto wo OUNCES or Grams included N receipe. It's feels more accurate 4 counting MACROS. I enjoy PIZZA but have been shyin away from it. Cauliflower crust sounds time consuming & agree w extra MACROS. WILL share review after meal!😊

Jenn

Friday 10th of September 2021

Yes, the whole pizza is one serving. You'll likely eat the whole thing if it's meal time and you're hungry. Maybe half of it if you're enjoying it as a snack.