Easy Low Carb Mini Pizzas
These low carb mini pizzas are super easy to make and a perfect finger food for game nights, parties or a quick snack!
With only 3.6 g net carbs per pizza this quick treat is a fun low carb snack you can share with the whole family!
If you need a low carb pizza sauce try my 20 minute keto marinara!
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Seriously do it.
There is nothing more nostalgic than a good ol’mini pizza.
Whether you are having a family game night, bringing appetizers to a party, or looking for a quick afternoon snack, low carb mini pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
These pizzas are made on a classic fathead dough which is very easy to make.
About this recipe (TL;DR)
- Form fathead dough into mini pizza crusts and prebake
- Cover with low carb marinara or tomato paste
- Top with your favourite pizza toppings and cheese
- Bake until the cheese melts.
- Shovel them into your face.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- A fun nostalgic treat that you can enjoy with family and friends
- Simple ingredients easy to find and prepare
- A quick low carb snack
- Very low in net carbs (keto and low carb friendly)
- A fathead dough base that is fast and versatile
What You Need To Know
Below is a detailed summary of each component of this recipe, if you would like to skip ahead to the recipe to make this now, click the jump to recipe button below.
Making Low Carb Fathead Dough
If you aren’t familiar with fathead dough, it is a very popular low carb pizza crust alternative made from melted cheeses, egg, and almond flour.
While often used to make pizza it can be used as a general dough for many low carb recipes such as sausage rolls, biscuits, pot pies, etc.
Best cheese for fathead dough
Traditionally fathead is made from melted mozzarella and cream cheese.
Mozzarella gives the crust a nice chewy texture while keeping the colour and appearance closer to normal pizza crust.
You can however use any grated cheese that you like. I often use cheddar cheese in place of mozzarella. The crust is a bit darker and yellow but the taste is spot on.
Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour?
If you have an aversion to using almond flour, then you can opt for coconut flour instead, however, start with less. Coconut flour reacts differently with liquid than almond flour and adding too much will make the dough too crumbly.
Start adding the coconut flour a little bit at a time and mixing until you get a playdough like consistency.
You will also have a slight coconut flavour to your dough and it wont be quite as soft as an almond flour dough.
Add the egg after mixing
When the melted cheese comes out of the microwave it’s hot!! To avoid cooking the egg into scrambled eggs, mix in the baking powder and almond flour to the melted cheese first to cool everything down a bit, then add the egg before mixing again until well combined and smooth.
The dough should workable and have a consistency similar to playdough. Unlike normal pizza dough it will not be stretchy and will be somewhat sticky.
If the dough is too wet or sticky, add more almond flour a little bit at a time until the texture improves.
If the dough cools too much and becomes hard to work, try warming the dough in the microwave 10-15 seconds at a time until it softens.
Forming the Crust
To form the mini pizza crusts, start by separating the dough into 6-8 even portions. Approximately 50g of fathead dough will form a 4 inch [10 cm] mini pizza.
For a perfectly uniform crust, roll between two sheets of parchment paper with a rolling pin until the crust is your desired thickness (1/4 inch [6-7mm] is a good target). Peel back the top layer of parchment and either form the edge into a crust with your fingers.
For a round crust, use a plate, bowl, something circular as a stencil and place it on the flattened dough. Cut around the edge with a paring knife and then pinch the edges to form a crust.
You can also free form the crust with your hands, again sandwiching the dough between two pieces of parchment and pressing down with your hands to smooth out the crust into a dough shape.
Pre-Baking the dough
This is not 100% necessary, but in my experience it makes for a better, sturdier pizza.
Place each formed crust on a parchment lined baking sheet, DO NOT use aluminum foil or wax paper, it will stick badly.
Preheat the oven to 400°F [205°C] and bake the crusts for 5-8 minutes until they start to firm up.
Remove from the oven to cool slightly before topping.
Low Carb Pizza Sauce
There are a few options to choose from,
You can use my 20 minute keto marinara recipe for a quick tomato sauce.
There are store bought sauces you can choose from such as Raos which is lower in sugar.
Or you can use straight tomato paste which I highly recommend. It’s got great tomato flavour, lower in carbs than pizza sauce and it could not be more simple.
Low Carb Pizza Toppings
Dress each pizza with your favourite low carb pizza toppings and cheese! This is a great time to get the whole family involved as they can each make their own personal low carb mini pizza with their own toppings!
Here are some of my favourite low carb pizza toppings:
- Green pepper
- Hot peppers
Where to get mini pepperoni
Since the pizzas are mini it make sense to have mini pepperoni for them!
You can simply cut full size pepperoni into quarters, or, my favourite fun option is to use pepperoni sticks (the kind you snack on) and slice them into thin pieces to top the pizzas with.
You can add the cheese before or after the toppings. I like to add the cheese before the toppings so that things like pepperoni can crisp in the oven.
Pizza often has mozzarella on it which is gooey and stringy when melts but you can use whatever cheese you like!
Finish cooking the pizza
Crank the oven up to 425°F [220°C] and bake the topped pizzas for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
Remove the pizzas from the oven to cool slightly before serving and enjoy!
Low carb dipping sauce for mini pizza
If you like dipping sauce with your pizza you can use some salad dressing like ranch, Caesar, or some more marinara sauce.
If you are a fan of the Creamy garlic dipping sauce from Pizza Pizza you gotta try Renee’s mighty Caesar dressing as a pizza dipping sauce, it’s almost exactly the same and only 1g net carbs.
Easy Mini Pizzas Recipe (Low Carb | Keto)
- Microwave safe bowl
- Baking sheet
- 4 tablespoon Tomato paste
- ⅓ cup Cheese shredded
- 1 oz Mini Pepperoni see notes
- Preheat the oven to 400°F [205°C].
- Melt the shredded cheese and cream cheese. In a microwave safe bowl, add the shredded cheese and cream cheese. Cook in the microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds until the cheese has melted.1 ½ cup cheese, 3 tablespoons cream cheese
- Mix in almond flour and baking powder. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and Italian seasoning (optional) to the melted cheese and combine well.1 cup almond flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Mix in the egg. Add the egg to the dough mixture and combine well. The dough should have a playdough like consistency. Add additional almond flour as needed to get the consistency right.1 large egg
- Divide the dough and form the crusts. Divide the dough into 6-8 roughly equal portions and roll each into a ball. Form the crusts one at a time by sandwiching the doughballs between two pieces of parchment paper and flatten with your hands or a rolling pin until they are about 1/4 inch [6-7mm] thick. Peel back the top layer of parchment and pinch the edge with your fingers to form a crust.
- Pre-bake the crusts. Space the formed crusts out on a large parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F [205°C] for 8-10 minutes until the crust begins to firm up. Remove and let cool before topping.
- Heat oven to 425°F [220°C]
- Sauce and top each pizza. Spread your chosen sauce over each of the crusts, top with your favourite low carb toppings, and more cheese.4 tablespoon Tomato paste, 1 oz Mini Pepperoni, ⅓ cup Cheese
- Bake the pizzas until the cheese is melted. Put the topped pizzas back in the oven to cook for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Remove and set aside to cool slightly before serving