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Easy Weeknight Keto Pepperoni Pizza

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When you think of diet food, pizza probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But what if you could enjoy this beloved comfort food while still sticking to your healthy eating plan? Thanks to this innovative recipe for Easy Weeknight Keto Pepperoni Pizza, you can do just that.

The Magic of Keto Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is a universal favorite, but it’s notoriously high in carbohydrates. However, this keto-friendly version reimagines the classic dish in a way that’s low in carbs but high in flavor. The secret lies in the crust, which is made from cream cheese, eggs, and Parmesan cheese instead of the usual flour-based dough. Topped with tomato sauce, pepperoni, and Mozzarella cheese, this pizza is as delicious as it is nutritious.

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Ingredients

To make this keto pizza, you’ll need cream cheese, large eggs, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil and oregano, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, tomato paste, thinly sliced pepperoni, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves for garnish. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a pizza that’s satisfyingly savory, cheesy, and full of traditional Italian flavors.

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 t. dried basil divided
  • 1 1/2 t. dried oregano divided
  • 1 t. garlic powder divided
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 T. tomato paste
  • 4 oz. pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • fresh basil leaves cut into thin slices

The Process

The process begins by creating a unique, keto-friendly crust. Combine cream cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, dried herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then spread the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. After baking until golden brown, the crust is ready to be topped with tomato sauce, pepperoni, and Mozzarella cheese.

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A quick return to the oven melts the cheese and heats the toppings, resulting in a mouthwatering pizza that’s ready to be enjoyed.

The Verdict

The Easy Weeknight Keto Pepperoni Pizza recipe is a game-changer for anyone following a ketogenic diet or simply trying to reduce their carb intake. It’s proof that with a little creativity, you can enjoy your favorite foods in a healthier way. So why not shake up your usual dinner routine and give this keto pizza a try? You might just find that it has become a new weeknight favorite.

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Easy Weeknight Keto Pepperoni Pizza

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.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 t. dried basil divided
  • 1 1/2 t. dried oregano divided
  • 1 t. garlic powder divided
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 oz. pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • fresh basil leaves cut into thin slices

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 2mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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