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(15-Minute!) Stove Top Pizza Crust ๐Ÿ• gluten free, dairy free & keto

Looking for a quick and easy low carb pizza? This (15-minute!!) gluten free, dairy free and keto stove top pizza crust is most definitely for you! Plus, no turning on the oven required.

(15 Minute!) Gluten Free & Keto Pizza Crust
(15 Minute!) Gluten Free & Keto Pizza Crust

Gluten Free & Keto Pizza Crust ๐Ÿ•

Ready in just 15 minutes!

This quick keto pizza reminds me a lot of pita bread pizza (or at least what I remember those to taste like!). The crust is sturdy, thin and almost crisp. Ideal for those lazy pizza cravings, or hot summer days when you most definitely don’t want to turn on the oven.

I also generally whip this one up as individual pizzettes. The dough keeps well in the fridge for about 5 days, so you can always prep for more dinners of the week.

And for dessert? You can also use some of the dough to make some keto cinnamon roll knots. I like to use a bit of the dough and whip up a small sweet cinnamon bite right on the stove.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a more ‘traditional’ keto pizza, do check out our good ‘n proper pizza crust. It’s made with yeast, and definitely has a more ‘traditionally Italian’ taste, texture and mouthfeel.

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The Dairy Free & Keto Dough

You might (or not!) be surprised to hear that we use here what started asย our grain-free tortilla dough hereโ€ฆ! A little bit wetter, and with a tad bit more baking powder.

Depending on how thin you roll it out, a batch yields roughly an 11-inch pizza. Our preference is to roll it very thin and fold over the edges, keeping in mind that the dough does thicken up while cooking.

Feel free to play around with thickness though. And, as mentioned, keep in mind that the dough keeps well in the fridge for about 5 days, so you can also do individual mini pizzettes too!

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The Floursย ๐Ÿ”

We like a mixture of super fine almond flour and coconut flour best. Add a touch of xanthan gum, baking powder, and weโ€™re golden.

In terms of brands, for the almond either Anthonyโ€™sย or WellBees work great. Both are super fine grinds. And for the coconut, we always favor Anthonyโ€™s.

No substituting flours here and the xanthan gum is absolutely necessary. And, if possible, weigh your ingredients for consistent results.

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(15 Minute!) Gluten Free & Keto Pizza Crust

Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, keto, low carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 118 kcal

Looking for a quick and easy keto pizza? This (15-minute!!) gluten free, dairy free and keto stove top pizza crust is most definitely for you!

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

For the keto pizza dough:

Topping suggestions:

Instructions

For the keto dough:

  1. Add almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt to food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined. 

  2. Pour in apple cider vinegar with the food processor running. Once it has distributed evenly, pour in the egg. Followed by the water, adding just enough for it to come together into a ball. The dough will be sticky to touch from the xanthan gum, but still sturdy.

  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and knead it through the plastic for a minute or two. Think of it a bit like a stress ball. The dough should be smooth and not significantly cracked (a couple here and there are fine). In which case get it back to the food processor and add in more water 1 teaspoon at a time. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature (and up to 5 days in the fridge). 

  4. If cooking on the stove top: heat up a skillet or pan over medium/high heat while your dough rests (you want the pan to be very hot!). If using the oven: heat up a pizza stone, skillet or baking tray in the oven at 350ยฐF/180ยฐC. The premise is that you need to blind cook/bake the crust first on both sides without toppings on a very hot surface. 

  5. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper with a rolling pin. You can play with thickness here, but we like to roll it out nice and thin (roughly 12 inches in diameter) and fold over the edges (pressing down with wet fingertips). 

  6. Cook the pizza crust in your pre-heated skillet or pan, top-side down first, until blistered (about 2 minutes, depending on your skillet and heat). Lower heat to medium/low, flip over your pizza crust, add toppings of choice and cover with a lid. Alternatively you can always transfer it to your oven on grill to finish off the pizza. 

  7. Serve right away. Alternatively, note that the dough can be kept in the fridge for about 5 days. So you can make individual mini pizzettes throughout the week. 

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutrition facts below are estimated for the dough only, as nutrition values for toppings vary widely.ย 

Nutrition Facts
(15 Minute!) Gluten Free & Keto Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 5.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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110 comments

  1. Holly says:

    Paola, Can this recipe be doubled and if so would I double the baking powder too? Some recipes say itโ€™s not necessary. Thank you!

  2. Kayla says:

    Could you possibly air fry the dough? It is summer where I am at, and I really do not feel like using the oven.
    If you feel like you could air fry it, what would be the temp and time?
    Thank you, I love your recipes!!

    • So awesome to hear Kayla! Big foodblogger fail here… but I don’t own an air frier yet! But given that this dough fries beautifully it should work the charm, just can’t help with temp and time :S

  3. Marale Garabetian says:

    Hi Paola,

    I want to make mini pizzas so do I still bake it 2 minutes each side and then after I place the topping on how long do I bake it? Does it need to be covered with a lid?

  4. Amanda says:

    I love this pizza crust! It really is so reminiscent of traditional crust- at least as far as I remember! (I went gluten free almost 10 years ago) ๐Ÿ˜‹ My non keto husband and super picky toddler also loved it and ate half of my dinner!

    I have made it 3 times now and it will definitely be my go-to crust, even after I reach my keto weight loss goals. I did find that I love replacing one tablespoon of coconut for with 2 tablespoons of oat fiber (carb free! ๐Ÿ˜ธ). It gives it a wonderful flour-y bite. Thanks for such a great recipe!

    • Jim says:

      Looks like about 20 net carbs for just the crust. You’d have to weigh and calculate the toppings you put on since everyone’s toppings and amount would be different.

  5. Val says:

    My family loved the pizzas I made tonight using this crust. I baked it in the oven for about 10 minutes @350, then flipped it and baked it 5 more, then loaded it up and baked the pizzas 10 minutes at 400 till all the cheese melted. It was delicious, and fairly quick to make! Thank you for the great recipe!

  6. Carrie says:

    I’ve made this 3 times. It does not puff up at all. It’s completely flat. I mean it’s like a cracker. It’s also very fragile. The reason I’ve made it multiple times is because it has a great flavor. But I don’t understand how it could be used as a pizza crust. It basically falls apart and couldn’t possibly support any toppings. I really don’t understand how anyone has been able to get this to work. It’s kind of like a pie crust but not sweet (or flaky).

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Hi Carrie! How are you cooking the crust? Because I promise itโ€™s not like a cracker. Reason Iโ€™m asking is because if your skillet is not hot enough, you are essentially making toast (ie crumbly pizza). Hope this helps xo

  7. Kristen says:

    I haven’t tried this as pizza yet, but it makes an awesome pita replacement, especially smothered in butter. It was super quick and easy to make, as well! Thanks!

  8. Jesse Zepeda says:

    i made recipe but it didnt rise like the one in pic. can you help with any suggestions on what i can do for better results

  9. Matilda says:

    This is by far โ€“ by faaaar! โ€“ the best low carb pizza crust I’ve ever made. No omelette-y egginess, no cauliflower sogginess. Even a hint of flour like “sweetness” from the almond/coconut mixture. Absolutely amazing. Thank you!

  10. Heather Haug says:

    It was good, but I could distinctly taste the vinegar. Can I leave this out, substitute it or put a smaller amount?

  11. RK says:

    This was delicious! I subbed out the egg for a flax egg and it came out great! Much nicer than the Fat Head pizza crust I usually make. This one was crispy and robust. Thank you!

  12. Lisa says:

    I didn’t even feel like cooking tonight, yet I found myself in the kitchen a little while ago making another Gnom-Gnom creation. I admit I’ve been a fan of the fathead crust, but this one is just as good. Even more, it’s a lot easier, faster, and cleaner to prepare.

    This is so good I had to stop in the middle of eating to write this review and tell what a great crust recipe this is.

  13. Yetza says:

    I had been craving pizza for a few weeks but didn’t feel like having the frozen low-carb options from the grocery store. I’d had my eye on this recipe for a while but, honestly, the “15-minute” part sounded too good to be true so I was skeptical. But this past weekend I finally decided to give it a shot. It was magic!! It really did come together very quickly and cooked beautifully. I didn’t spread it out super thin because I was feeling more like having a thicker crust. I topped it with some low-carb marinara, cheese, pepperoni and dried basil. MMMM-MMMM it really hit the spot!! I will definitely be making this again since it’s so much easier than regular fat-head dough, plus it’s not as much dairy. Next time I will try a thinner crust and different toppings, now I’m all sorts of curious about this dough!! Thank you, Paola!

  14. Linda says:

    Hi Paola! I am so glad that I found your site – sooo many great recipes! I have made the tortillas twice now and now I’d like to try this pizza crust. Can the dough be frozen?

    Thanks!!

  15. Rita says:

    I have a lot of keto recipes and books and I thought I followed the best bloggers out there. They are still very good but your recipes are AMAZING! So much like the real deal! Yes, I bought your e-book, use it all the time.

    Thank you so much!

  16. Debby Baptiste says:

    I have a question…I made this tonight and while it was delicious…mine came out more like a flaky pie crust than a crispy pizza crust…trying to find out what I did wrong…comments/suggestions?
    (I did cook on both sides in the pan then transferred to pizza stone with toppings in the oven.

    • Paola says:

      Hi Debby! In all honesty I have no idea what happened, I work with the dough a lot and all I can think of is that maybe the dough was a little dry?

  17. DeeGee says:

    Thank you SO MUCH! Itโ€™s so tasty and the closest thing to a pizza crust Iโ€™ve head since going low carb about 20 years ago.

  18. Jen says:

    This recipe is great! I’m wondering if anyone has successfully made it in the oven? I’d like to do personal pizzas next time, and I don’t want to do them one at a time in my pan.

    PS, This recipe seems almost identical to the pasta recipe, which I was thinking would make an excellent pizza crust when I made it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Paola says:

      OH lol yeah this was originally actually the tortillas!! turns out it’s pretty versatile to say the least with tiny adjustments ๐Ÿ˜œ! You can definitely whip it up in the oven, just make sure to blind bake the crust too (check out the deep dish pizza crust for more deets Jen).

  19. Scott says:

    This was honestly very good, thank you very much! I will be trying more of your recipes for sure. As mentioned in your comments it is also very filling, I ate about half and am stuffed!

    • Paola says:

      Awesome Scott, thanks for reporting back! And yup, that’s a big plus from the keto flours (you’ll notice that throughout!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Dyan Bailey says:

    Paola,
    If I don’t have a food processor can I use a hand mixer for making your pizza dough and cinnamon rolls? It might be time to invest in another kitchen appliances. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. I’m still in awe of your peppermint ice cream, soooo good!!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Dyan! You can definitely use your hand mixer, you might just have to give it a bit extra kneading ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo and so happy you loved the ice cream! xo

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