Low Carb Breakfast Pizza
If you are a huge fan of pizza, this low carb breakfast pizza was made for you! Crispy bacon, creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil are sprinkled on a keto pizza crust. Then we crack four eggs over the pizza and bake the pizza in the oven until the crust is crispy and the eggs are set.
When you cut into the egg with your fork, the yellowy-orange yolk spilled out and covers your pizza. This is an incredible recipe that will have your taste buds swirling with every bite!
What Bacon is Keto Friendly?
Of course, bacon is keto approved! It is made up of primarily an equal mixture of protein and fat. Some bacon can be cured with sugar. That amount of sugar is very minimal and won’t affect your overall daily carb count. But if staying completely sugar-free is very important to you look for brands that don’t use sugar at all.
Stay away from maple bacon or any bacon that was flavored with maple. This will contain maple syrup which is just like putting sugar on your bacon.
Should I Buy Free Range Eggs?
Free range eggs are from chickens that were allow to roam freely on open pastures for a certain amount of time. Each brand will provide their free range practices on their website, so make sure you look into that if the practice of raising chickens is important to you.
I prefer to eat free range eggs because the nutrient value is much better compared to conventionaly raised eggs in a cage. When a chicken is allowed to graze on a pasture, they produce an egg that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). You will notice their high nutrient content by the color of the egg yolk. A free-range chicken egg yolk is bright orange while a conventionally raised cage egg is pale yellow.
Keto Pizza White Sauce
The easiest way to make a keto approved white sauce for a pizza is to combine ricotta cheese, garlic and salt. This creates a creamy, garlicky sauce that you don’t need to precook ahead of time.
Look for a full-fat, whole milk based ricotta cheese when purchasing the ricotta. As a shortcut to mincing up garlic, I will often use garlic paste. I usually keep this in my refrigerator. It’s basically pureed garlic that you can use in place of minced garlic in any recipe calling for garlic flavor.
If you don’t want to purchase a garlic of pre-made garlic sauce, you can make your own. I have a recipe for keto garlic sauce you should try.
Although the creamy garlic flavor pairs perfectly with the bacon and eggs on this keto breakfast pizza, you can also use a red pizza sauce if you desire. My favorite brand of low carb, low sugar pizza sauce is by Rao’s. However, you can make your own keto pizza sauce too. It’s very easy and only contains 1.2 gram net carbs per serving.
Keto Pizza Crust
The pizza crust used to make this bacon and egg breakfast pizza is a fathead pizza crust. If you haven’t heard of fathead dough, you should read all about it in this recipe for keto fathead dough. I give you my basic recipe for keto dough and tell you the history on how it came to be.
Fat head dough is a keto pizza crust made out of mozzarella cheese, almond flour and egg. I also include baking powder and xanthan gum in my recipe to help the dough rise and provide structure. The pizza crust puffs up like regular pizza dough and creates a chewy texture in the middle and a crispy outer crust.
The mozzarella cheese is used to mimic gluten in wheat flour. It serves to provide elasticity and support. Similar to the stretch that is seen when you pull apart a gluten flour based pizza dough, the mozzarella cheese provides the stretch.
Easiest Way to Make Fathead Dough
The easiest way to make keto fathead dough is to use a food processor. You add everything to the bowl of the food processor and pulse. A few seconds later, you have a perfectly combined fathead dough ball.
I’ve used an electric mixer to make keto pizza crust, but the dough tends to fly everywhere when mixing and the melted mozzarella cheese likes to ride up the beaters.
You can also combine the dough by hand, kneading it until it comes together. This is very time consuming and it’s difficult to get a completely uniform fathead dough.
The food processor I use is by Breville. It has a dough attachment to make combining the fathead dough easy.
Optional Pizza Topping Variations for Keto Breakfast Pizza
This recipe for keto breakfast pizza is very versitle. You can add any leftover meat from the night before. I’ve used leftover steak, leftover shrimp - but consider adding these pizza toppings too!
- fresh bell pepper
- crumbled sausage
- kielbasa sausage
- roasted garlic
Keto Meal Prep Tips
Pizza is usually on our menu every one or two weeks, so of course, I have some keto meal prep tips for you!
Storing Fathead Dough
One of my biggest keto meal prep tips is to make at least double or triple this recipe for fathead pizza dough so that you have it ready whenever you want to bake pizza in the future. Fathead dough can be frozen either in ball form or rolled out like a pizza pie. Simply roll store in a ziploc bag or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.
Store the keto dough in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for 6 months. To unthaw, leave out at room temperature or in the refrigerator for several minutes.
Storing Leftover Keto Breakfast Pizza
This breakfast pizza makes an excellent keto meal prep recipe. You can make up a whole pizza on Sunday night or whenever your meal prep day is.Then have a slice for breakfast throughout the week. Pizza is portable too! So you can take it with you on the road if you have to have breakfast on-the-go in your car or on the bus.
Store any leftover low carb breakfast pizza in a ziploc bag in the fridge.
Other Keto Pizza Recipes To Try
I have lots of different types and combinations of keto pizza recipes on my site. If you loved this recipe for keto breakfast pizza, you should try one of these: