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Keto Pan Pizza Crust: Pizza Hut Copycat

August 20, 2019
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Hello, I'm Addicted to Pizza...Keto Pan Pizza

Long ago before keto was even on my radar I had a pizza addiction. I doubt I was the only one. My favorite type of pizza was Pan Pizza. That buttery crust was the perfect vessel to top with all of my favorite ingredients. I’ve since been on a mission to create a keto friendly pan pizza crust that could scratch that itch. Well though nothing will fully compare to the real thing I believe I’ve come pretty darn close.

Keto Pan Pizza Crust Recipe how to make

Fat head dough though are very good can be annoying to make. I always seem to have trouble getting all the ingredients to combine before the dough cools and turns into a brick. I wanted a pizza dough recipe that I could simply whisk up and bake anytime the mood struck me. 

Chaffle turned Pizza Crust

That’s when I decided to take a page from the Chaffle Craze. If you haven’t been on the internet in a while and haven’t seen a Chaffle I’ll fill you in. A Chaffle is just a cheese and egg mixture that is poured into a waffle maker. They are a fantastic substitute for bread for sandwiches and I’ve even got 2 recipes you really should check out. The first is a Pulled Pork Chaffle Sandwich and the second is a Chaffle Reuben Sandwich 

I took the basic idea of the Chaffle but wanted to add some pizza flavor like Italian herbs, Parmesan cheese along with garlic and onion. In addition to those ingredients I also wanted to add crushed pork rinds, not only to add some structure to the crust but also for added flavor. You can definitely crush up your own but I love the convenience of using Pork King Good Breadcrumbs. They are evenly ground to the perfect size and ready to use at a moments notice.

Cast Iron Pizza Pan..yes. You Need One

Once you have the quick and easy dough put together its time to spread it out. I use a 13.5” Cast Iron Pizza Pan because it’s the perfect size and creates the perfect crust. Before I pour out the dough mixture I like to brush the pan with about 2 tablespoons of melted butter or ghee to give the crust an extra buttery flavor. This will also help prevent the pizza from sticking to the pan while baking.

 The easiest way to form the pizza crust is to pour the mixture directly in the center. Then gently press the crust out evenly to fill the pan. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect looking at this point. As the crust bakes it will spread out covering the entire pan. This takes just about 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Topping Your Pizza just the Way You Like It.

Once the crust is out of the oven you can top the pizza however you like. I kept it simple with Mozzarella, pepperoni and freshly torn basil. I highly recommend Rao's Homemade Marinara as your pizza sauce. Not only is it low in carbs (4 carbs per ½ cup) but it also has very clean ingredients.

Tips for Perfect Keto Pan Pizza

While your topping your pizza turn your oven to the low broil setting since you only need to melt the cheese and cook the top of the pizza. You don’t need to go crazy with the cheese on top of the pizza. Since you already have so much cheese in the crust. Just add enough to cover the top and that will be fine. Honestly it’s your pizza so do what works for you. I’m not your mother lol.

A Slice of Keto Pizza Heaven

The pizza crust will be strong enough to hold up to a lot of toppings and won’t fall apart in your hands like some other recipes I’ve tried. If you’re like me and miss cold leftover pizza this recipe is great for meal prep leftovers.  I’ll sometimes make a whole pizza, have 2 slices fresh then potion out the rest in Meal Prep Containers. Finally a Pizza Diet that works!!!

Sliced Keto Pan Piza-Pizza Hut Copycat

Keto Pan Pizza Crust: Pizza Hut Copycat

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Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pizza, Pizza Crust
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Culinary Lion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees F.
  • Whisk together eggs with Seasonings and Baking powder, then add Mozzarella, Olive Oil, Parmesan and Pork Rinds
  • Brush Cast iron pizza pan with melted butter covering the entire surface. Pour out dough mixture into the center and press out to the edges evenly (don't worry of its not perfect as the dough will spread out to the edges as it cooks)
  • Bake for about 20 Minutes until crust has a light golden color.
  • Remove pizza dough from the oven and set oven to your Low Broil Setting
  • Top the pizza with your favorite sauce and toppings and broil until the cheese is melted to you liking and toppings are hot. (About 6-8 Minutes)
  • Remove Pizza from the oven and wait about 5 Minutes before slicing

Notes

Note* Portion size is one slice total of 8 servings.
*Recipe Macros for crust only, calculate additional toppings separately 

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Keto Pan Pizza Crust: Pizza Hut Copycat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 347mg15%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 341IU7%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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31 comments on “Keto Pan Pizza Crust: Pizza Hut Copycat”

  1. Looks delicious! How about using a pizza stone instead? Being that I have that already! Lol Hmmmm....possibly use parchment paper and scrunch it up to create a pizza round....? Thinking outloud now!?

    1. I think that would work, I would recommend using the parchment paper at least until the crust sets, then maybe top it and finish right on the stone

  2. As I started a search on Google, I saw "Keto Pan Pizza Crust: Pizza Hut Copycat." I was like "OMG, what?!!" I immediately clicked on the article, and then saw 'Culinary Lion!' I was like "I know that guy! He's on the same Keto site as I!! He's the one responsible for all the Keto foodgasm pics that make my mouth salivate!!" Ha!! Anyway, thought I'd share that with you! I can't wait to try this one, amongst all the rest that I have saved of your mouthwatering recipes and pics.

    1. This Makes my day to hear, I'm so glad you found my recipe on google and i hope it fulfills all of your keto pizza fantasies!! lol but seriously thanks for sharing and your support is much appreciated.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner. Was a super easy recipe to make my 7 year old even helped and ate it. Which for her is a miracle given anything keto is almost always a big no for her. I just said we were making pizza instead of Keto pizza and she was excited. My husband said it was one of the better pizza recipes for keto though not quite there for him. He is weird I loved it, even though i ended up using all parm instead of pork rinds and parm cheese, as i had none on me. Next time, though I wonder if i can make these smaller for personal size pizzas. Will have to experiment, but overall great recipe. You are doing something right if you can get my picky 7 year old to eat it.

    1. Thank you so much for trying out this recipe I have a seven year old nephew so I take it as High praise that your child enjoyed the recipe.

    1. I used a sharp Italian Mozzarella that had 5 carbs per 2 cups, with the eggs and parm it ended up being about 1 carb per slice

  4. Making the recipe now and wondering if the olive oil gets mixed in to the dough, or if you use it with the butter to grease the pan?

    1. I just fixed that, yes the olive oil goes into the batter mix and the butter is to grease the pan. Thanks for checking out the recipe, I hope you enjoy it

  5. 5 stars
    I have made many mouthwatering recipes of yours (as you know) and have all been D-lish! You never disappoint Frank!
    I will definitely be making this exquisite pizza very soon. I am just waiting to receive your recommended pizza iron skillet to be delivered any day now.
    I am confident giving you 5 stars from the picture alone!!

    1. Thank you so Much, So glad you enjoyed the recipe and Appreciate you reaching out...Have a great weekend!!

  6. I have a personal cat iron pan is like to use (it's palm sized) is I just use your regular chaffle recipe, and add a couple tablespoons of pork rinds?

    1. I think that should work fine, the texture may be just a bit different but I think it will still be tasty

  7. 5 stars
    I don’t know you, BUT I LOVE YOU! After trying score of pizza recipes, this one finally hit it for me. Thank you. Thank you.

  8. 5 stars
    I gave up on low carb crust months ago and started using ground chicken instead for the crust, until I decided to try this tonight. It's seriously the best I've had! Thank you for creating a crust that I actually enjoy!!!! My go to from now on.

    1. So glad you gave this recipe a shot, I felt the same way and just wanted an easy to make pizza crust. thank you for sharing!!

    1. I can neither confirm nor deny that I have eaten a whole Keto pizza...lol. Hope you enjoy the recipe. keep me posted

  9. Would I be able to increase the parmesan and add some almond flour instead of using pork rinds? What amounts would you recommend if this is doable?

    1. I think that would work, i would just use 1/4 cup almond flour, i haven't tried this but i feel it should work

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my word...this pizza was SO good! No other keto pizza recipes in my future - I have found the one! Thank you for sharing your amazing creation!!

  11. 5 stars
    Thank you for another restaurant quality recipe! We used your pizza crust for a white pizza I served during Super Bowl. I spread a low carb garlic cream cheese sauce on the crust and topped it with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. It was a HUGE hit. You are right about your crust being so much easier than the Fat Head dough version. I used my large cast iron skillet so the crust was thicker than your version, but I wanted to see how I liked the texture using the cast iron skillet instead of my pizza pan. I immediately ordered the cast iron pizza pan you recommended after tasting your pizza. I love your recipes and can't wait for your print cookbook. In the meantime, how about a great, easy bagel recipe so I don't have to use the Fat Head version?

    1. Thanks a bunch, Glad you enjoyed the recipe, I think you'll love the wide cast iron pan for making pizza, Ill look into the bagels soon!

  12. 5 stars
    This is by far the best keto pizza crust I have ever had! I hate the taste of almond flour so this is great ! Thank u for this !!

    1. Love hearing that!! I think its easier and tastier than fathead dough. When you need a pizza fix its a great option!!

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