Keto Deep Dish Pizza

by KetoFocus.com
Nutrition Facts

6

Servings

227

Calories

15.8g

Fat

18.1g

Protein

2.5

Net Carbs

The most amazing keto pizza is made with lupin meal. This keto deep dish pizza recipe is layers Chicago style and baked until bubbly in a cast iron skillet. Thick and cheesy - you can't get any better than this!

Keto Deep Dish Pizza Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup lupin meal
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Toppings Ingredients

Keto Deep Dish Pizza Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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  • 2
    Place 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 60 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. You can also melt cheese in a non-stick skillet over medium heat on the stove top.
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  • 3
    Add melted cheese to a food processor. Add remaining ingredients for the pizza crust. Pulse until dough ball forms and ingredients are combined. If ingredients aren't fully combined, you can knead the dough on the counter until combined or microwave the dough for 30 seconds and pulse again in the food processor.
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  • 4
    Spray the inside of a 6.5 inch or 8 inch cast iron skillet, cake pan or square baking dish with cooking spray. Press pizza dough into the bottom of the skillet and up along the edges.
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  • 5
    Add about half of remaining cheese on top of the dough.
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  • 6
    Layer down pepperoni on top the cheese.
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  • 7
    Sprinkle remaining cheese. Spread marinara sauce on top the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Finish the pizza under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
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Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

This deep dish pizza is the most amazing keto pizza you will ever have. My kids scarf this down without hesitation every time I make it.

Keto deep dish pizza starts with a thick cornmeal like crust. It is a lupin flour based keto crust which allows it to be a similar crust in flavor and texture to Chicago style pizza. The crust is topped with layers of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, more cheese and finally topped with a generous amount of low carb pizza sauce.

There is no need to pre-bake this crust! Many keto pizza recipes require you to prebake the crust – especially if you want a crispy crust. Not with this keto deep dish pizza. All the topping can be added straight to the pizza dough and baked until golden, crispy, and bubbly.

Lupin Flour Pizza Crust

This recipe for deep dish keto pizza uses lupin meal. Lupin flour is legume flour that is gain popularity in keto baking. Lupin flour is high in protein and high fiber. There is only 1 net carb per serving.  Lupin flour is made from lupin beans which are closely related to peanuts and soy beans.

Lupin flour pizza crust is delicious and has a flavor and texture very similar to traditional pizza crust – especially those pizza crusts that are made with cornmeal, like Chicago style pizza.

 

Keto Chicago Style Pizza

What makes a pizza a Chicago style pizza? It’s the cornmeal crust and the way the toppings are layered on the pizza pie.

Obviously, we don’t add cornmeal to our keto pizza crust. Instead I use lupin flour which has a similar appearance, color and flavor to that of cornmeal.

Since Chicago style pizza is a deep dish pizza, it takes longer to cook since it’s a very thick pizza. The crust is thick and the toppings are piled on! A typical pizza has the cheese added last. Since this keto pizza is so thick, the mozzarella cheese on top will burn as it bakes in the oven for a longer time than a traditional oven.

To prevent our cheese from burning, a Chicago style pizza layers the toppings in this order:

  1. Crust
  2. Cheese
  3. Meat & Veggies
  4. Cheese
  5. Pizza Sauce

What is Fathead Pizza?

Fathead pizza is a popular type of pizza on the keto diet. It’s probably the most common type of pizza you can make on a low carb diet. A fathead pizza crust is mostly made out of mozzarella cheese. Some recipes contain cream cheese, but I don’t find that necessary.

This is sort of a fathead pizza recipe. I designed the recipe to be lower in mozzarella cheese because some people don’t like how much cheese is in a traditional fathead pizza recipe.

Low Carb Marinara Sauce

Some pasta and marinara sauces can have hidden sugars in them and it can be easy to rack up with carbs especially if you like a lot of sauce on your pizza.

There are some brands that you can purchase that have lower sugar in them. Here are a few:

 

Now, if those pizza sauces are out of your budget or you want to make your own, you should try my recipe for keto pizza sauce. Not only is this recipe easy to make but you can make up a bulk amount and freeze it to use later.

Other Keto Pizza Recipes

Although I feel like this keto deep dish pizza recipe is the best pizza I’ve had in my life, there are other low carb pizza recipes that you should try. Here are a few:

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5 Comments

  1. I love the Lupin flour pizza crust it tastes like real pizza crust. I can see myself using this crust for other things, like savoury pies. YUM

  2. I have been eating Keto for 3 years. I have tried many recipes for pizza dough. This is the easiest and best tasting Keto crust I have ever made. This will be my go to recipe for deep dish pizza as well as breakfast pizza. My husband asked me to use this recipe in the future, it is that good!

  3. Okay! Another recipe where you make me go out of my way to get a weird ingredient! (Lupin flour) 😂 but it’s all good! Because of the trust I have in your recipes to be the bomb diggety, I know it’s worth it to get on Amazon and order what I need to make it!
    I’ll be making this soon and will let you know my review, although I can tell already by the other reviews I will be happy with this!

  4. Yippppeeeee and thank you so much!!!!!!! You’re recipes rock! I’ve been keto for about 3 1/2 years now and have been burned on so many recipes, but not yours! I made this last night, doubled it and put it in a 12 inch deep dish pan and oh boy, what a treat we had!! We could pick up the crust about a few bites! The texture and taste were spot on and lovely! Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!

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