Keto Pizza Casserole

4.7 Stars (3 Reviews) 8 Comments

When you don't feel like making keto pizza but have that pizza craving, try this easy keto pizza casserole without cauliflower or ground beef! Loaded with layers of cheese, sauce, pepperoni and pull-apart keto dough, this is one recipe that will please the whole family.

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Keto Pizza Casserole Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup low carb marinara sauce
  • 3 oz pepperoni slices

Pull-Apart Keto Rolls Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unflavored low carb protein powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Butter Garlic Parsley Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Keto Pizza Casserole Directions

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pulling out a keto roll from the casserole

You are not alone in your love for pizza. Your kids, who you have been cooking for their entire lives, most likely also share the same affinity towards this saucy, cheesy delight. But what happens when it’s time to make dinner? From a mom’s perspective, the answer is easy: whip up a quick and delicious casserole that satisfies everyone’s tastes! So you can enjoy keto pizza and make an easy keto casserole for dinner without a lot of effort or cauliflower and ground beef!

Most low carb pizza casserole recipes use cauliflower or ground beef as their base for the heart of the pizza. This keto pizza casserole recipe doesn’t use cauliflower or ground beef at all! It has layers of cheese, sauce, pepperoni, more cheese and is topped with buttery pull-apart keto bread rolls to make the ultimate crustless pizza. This easy keto dinner will keep everyone coming back for more. Plus with only a few minimal ingredients that you probably already have this dish is simple enough to throw together any night of the week!

cheese pull with pull apart bread

Keto Pepperoni Pizza

For this keto pizza casserole recipe, I went with pepperoni as my topping, or filling in the case of this low carb casserole recipe. My boys love pepperoni and it’s something I usually keep around the house since the kids love to snack on it. However, you can fill your keto pizza casserole with any of your favorite low carb pizza toppings. Here are a few you might consider:

  • salami
  • sausage
  • cooked, crumbed bacon
  • mushrooms
  • bell pepper
  • sliced onion
  • olives
  • green onions

Pizza Sauce

You can go with your favorite low carb pizza sauce for this recipe. Just make sure you read the label to ensure that there aren’t added sugars or carbs to your marinara. Generally, brands like Yo Mama and Rao’s are safe and considered keto friendly, but you can also use canned tomato sauce if you can’t find a keto pizza sauce at the grocery store.

For a budget friendly option, you can easily make your own homemade pizza sauce. This recipe uses crushed tomatoes and a few seasoning to make a flavorful, savory marinara.


pizza casserole with a serving taken out next to tomatoes and basil

Pull-Apart Keto Rolls

What makes this recipe different that other keto pizza casserole recipes is the buttery, pull-apart keto rolls on top. These help soak up the juices from the marinara sauce and melted cheese. They add that missing element of pizza dough in every bite of casserole. This keto dough isn’t a fat head dough since the predominate ingredient is not mozzarella cheese, but the rolls are still fluffy and full of flavor. This is in-part due to the protein powder in the recipe. Plus they are easy to make.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Pizza Casserole

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 491
Fat 48.4g
Protein 21.7g
Total Carbs 7.5g
Net Carbs 5g

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  1. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I added more pepperoni and some cooked sausage cause 3oz of pepperoni was not enough for me 😉
    I’m going to try making the pull apart rolls by themselves, they were so good

  2. just made this. it was good. but, i have a couple questions…1) i dont have a food processor so used my hand mixer…how do you keep the melted mozzarella soft long enough to incorporate? 2) my keto rolls were soft inside (maybe a little moist). did i do something wrong? any advice appreciated

    1. I usually have all of my ingredients measured out and ready to combine before I mix everything. You could microwave the cheese right before you add it or I have even re-microwaved it before adding it. If the dough was still a little soft, they might have been too big or thick or you could try lowering the oven temperature a bit and cooking them longer.

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