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Keto Margherita Pizza Recipe

This Keto Margherita Pizza recipe features a flavorful sauce with diced tomatoes and is topped with grated parmesan, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil for the ultimate pizza treat. Only 3g net carbs per slice!

overhead view of keto margherita pizza with slice cut out

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How does a flavorful sauce with diced tomatoes and olive oil, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil all on a dreamy keto pizza crust sound? If that sounds great to you (I know it sounds great to me!), then you’re going to love this Keto Margherita Pizza (or “Pizza Margherita” as it is more traditionally called) recipe.

Our Keto Pizza recipes are some of our most popular keto dinner recipes. Enjoying pizza while eating keto makes life worth living!


Why You’ll Love This Keto Margherita Pizza

  • Each slice contains only 3g net carbs, so you won’t feel guilty about getting seconds!
  • The toppings pair perfectly with the keto-friendly crust, made with keto-friendly Fathead dough.
  • It’s pizza and it’s keto-friendly – need I say more?!

Ingredients Needed to Make This Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade Margherita Pizza are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Coconut flour
  • Swerve Confectioners
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (low-moisture and part-skim)
  • Cream cheese
  • Large eggs
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Diced tomatoes (canned)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

How to Make Margherita Pizza {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb Margherita Pizza. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Step 1: Make the Dough

6 process shots of making keto pizza dough

Preheat oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.

Combine all dry dough ingredients in a small bowl. (Picture 1)

Then, in a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. (Picture 2)

Microwave per recipe instructions, then remove from the microwave and stir. The mixture won’t be fully combined at this point, but make sure to spread out the cream cheese as much as possible with a spoon. (Picture 3)

Microwave again per recipe instructions, then remove from microwave and stir. This time, the mixture should fully combine. (Picture 4)

Into the bowl with your dry ingredients, add eggs and heavy whipping cream. Mix until combined.

Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the cheese mixture. (Picture 5)

Knead with your hands until a dough forms. TIP: If the dough starts to stiffen, microwave again for a few seconds. (Picture 6)

four process shots of how to make keto margherita pizza

Place the dough on your lined baking sheet and roll it out into a 12″ x 8″ rectangle, then bake. (Picture 7)

Step 2: Assemble the Pizza

Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. (Picture 8)

Top crust with sauce, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven and bake. (Picture 9)

After removing the pizza from the oven, top with fresh basil. (Picture 10)

What are the Margherita Pizza Toppings?

Margherita Pizza is typically topped with diced or crushed tomatoes, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, and basil.

There are slight variations of the base recipe, but the classic ingredients are always included.

Is Margherita Pizza Healthy?

Not all Margherita Pizza is healthy, especially if you’re trying to stick to a low-carb diet, but this keto-friendly Margherita Pizza is!

The inclusion of healthy ingredients like tomatoes, olive oil, and basil help kick up the health factor a notch.

Is it Margarita Pizza or Margherita Pizza?

It’s Margherita Pizza, possibly after Queen Margherita of Savoy, not Margarita Pizza like the classic drink.

The story goes that, in 1889, King Umberto I of Italy and Queen Margherita of Savoy were on a trip to Naples when the Queen grew tired of the gourmet French cuisine popular among royalty at the time. Being a Queen, she of course called upon the best pizza maker in Naples to make her three different pizzas (because one or two just isn’t enough!).

She didn’t care for the first two options presented to her, but she loved the third – which went on to be called Pizza Margherita, or Margherita Pizza, in her honor.

As you may or may not have noticed, Margherita Pizza bears the same colors as the Italian flag: red, white, and green. Perhaps a little too coincidental? Historians dug in and found some inconsistencies with a thank-you note that was supposedly sent to the pizza maker by a chamberlain.

Whatever the true origin of this pizza, its fans are happy that it exists no matter its origin story!

overhead view of keto margherita pizza on pizza stone

More Keto Pizza Recipes

If pizza is a favorite of yours, you’ll want to check out my Keto Pepperoni PizzaKeto Chicken Crust Pizza, Keto White Pizza and Keto Pizza Casserole.

Nutrition Facts for This Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe

Per serving (8 total servings):

  • 170 calories
  • 12g fat
  • 11g protein
  • 3g net carbs

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overhead view of keto margherita pizza with slice cut out

Keto Margherita Pizza

This Keto Margherita Pizza recipe features a flavorful sauce with diced tomatoes and is topped with grated parmesan, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil for the ultimate pizza treat. Only 3g net carbs per slice!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: keto italian, low carb pizza
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal

Ingredients

Dough Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese low-moisture and part-skim
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Sauce Ingredients

Topping Ingredients

  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions

Dough Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
  • Combine coconut flour, Swerve Confectioners, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave for 45 seconds on high, then remove and stir. The mixture will not be fully combined at this point, but make sure to spread out the cream cheese as much as possible.
  • Return cheese and cream cheese to the microwave for another 45 seconds. Remove and stir again, fully combining the mixture.
  • Into the bowl with your flour mixture, add eggs and heavy whipping cream. Mix until combined. Add this to the cream cheese/cheese mixture and knead with your hands until a dough forms. (If the dough starts to stiffen, microwave again for a few seconds.)
  • Place the dough on your lined baking sheet and roll it out into a 12” x 8” rectangle.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until edges begin to lightly brown. Remove from oven.

Pizza Instructions

  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl, then spread mixture evenly on top of baked dough.
  • Evenly sprinkle parmesan on top, then cubed mozzarella.
  • Return pizza to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle with fresh basil. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into 8 pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Margherita Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 593mg26%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 379IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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