You can still eat pizza on the keto diet plan, but it takes a bit of creativity. When dining out, I order a thin-crust pizza, then take my fork and slide all the toppings off the crust. It helps to order a pizza with lots of toppings. Ordering one topping on a deep dish pizza leaves you with very little after denuding the pizza.
As with most food options on keto, the best pizza is the one you make yourself. Try this low carb pizza crust recipe, then use some of these ideas for toppings:
Mexican pizza – use either traditional (low-carb) pizza sauce or enchilada sauce and top with taco seasoned
ground beef or chicken. Add a bit of salsa, chopped onions, chopped jalapeno peppers, and some hot sauce
(Taco Bell hot sauce is the lowest in carbs). For some zing, add chopped cilantro. And top with sliced avocado after baking.
Buffalo chicken pizza – I was thrilled to discover that Frank’s red-hot buffalo wing sauce is low in carbs. If you like hot, hot, hot, used chopped grilled chicken, some onions, crumbled blue cheese, and the buffalo sauce to make a zesty pizza. Don’t forget to drizzle a little blue cheese dressing over the top.
Indian pizza – There’s a local restaurant nearby that specializes in Indian pizzas, which gave me the idea of making my own. If you choose to make this delicious option, you could use leftover Indian Butter Chicken (see recipe) on top of the low-carb crust and add some veggies. If you want to start from scratch, season some chicken with traditional Indian spices, like Garam masala, curry powder, cumin, and any other spicy Indian seasonings you can think of. Add veggies, if desired.
Alfredo pizza – Use the recipe for the sauce the Chicken Alfredo recipe or just spoon some out of a jar. Top with chicken or shrimp, plus garlic, parsley, roma tomatoes – and extra parmesan cheese, if you’d like.
Of course, you can have all the traditional pizza options, like meat lovers, veggie lovers, and just plain old cheese. Once you have a good low-carb crust, the topping ideas are endless. Keto dieters have lots of options. The only limit is your imagination.