Carnivore Pizza Crust

For those following a strict carnivore diet, going without pizza can be difficult. But with this simple carnivore pizza crust recipe, you can enjoy a meaty, cheese-loaded pizza even while avoiding all plants and carbs.

Made primarily from pork rinds, egg, butter, and shredded mozzarella, this crust holds together beautifully while delivering a crispy yet tender texture every time. It comes together easily in just a few minutes, with no special tools or skill required.

carnivore pizza crust

As a nut-free, dairy-free, and zero-carb option, this crust fits perfectly into a carnivore lifestyle. Load it up with your favorite meats for the ultimate protein-packed pizza.

With just a handful of standard carnivore pantry ingredients, a meaty masterpiece is only minutes away anytime a pizza craving strikes. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions below for carnivore pizza success!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s So Simple to Make- With just 5 ingredients that you likely have on hand, this pizza crust comes together in minutes. No complicated steps or hard-to-find ingredients required! 

carnivore diet pizza crust

Satisfies Your Pizza Cravings- When following a carnivore diet, you may miss the convenience of popping a frozen pizza in the oven. This recipe lets you recreate the pizza experience and satisfy those cravings for melty cheese, crisp crust, and savory toppings.

Protein-Packed Ingredients– With pork rinds and cheese as the main ingredients, you get a good protein (and fat) boost in each bite. This helps keep you feeling full and provides lasting energy.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make this carnivore diet pizza crust you will need these ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Powdered Pork Rinds (I use these rinds – Amazon link, and ground them)
  • 1 Egg (large)
  • 1 3/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Easily make keto mayonnaise at home. Follow these steps:

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425F (220C). Place the mozzarella and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave for about 1 minute (until the cheese is melted. More time may be needed depending on the strength of your microwave).

Step 2

Mix well and add the powdered pork rinds, salt, and egg. Use a hand mixer to combine all the ingredients.

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough on it and pat it out to make a circle.

Step 4

Bake for about 6-7 minutes

Step 5

Remove from the oven. That’s it! To make a pizza, add keto-friendly pizza sauce on top and mozzarella cheese. Then, bake for 5 more minutes.

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1. Mix Thoroughly

It is essential to mix the ingredients very thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of ingredients. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer on high speed for 2-3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

You really want to beat the egg into the melted butter and cheese until light, airy, and completely blended. Any bits of unmixed powdered pork rinds or shredded cheese will create a flaky rather than uniform crust. Take your time mixing and don’t rush this key step for best results!

2. Shape Evenly

After mixing the crust dough, carefully dump it from the mixer bowl onto a large piece of parchment paper. Use lightly oiled or moistened hands to evenly distribute and pat out the dough into a nice circular shape about 1/4 inch thick. Make sure to get the sides and corners even.

Uneven edges may bake faster than the middle, so take care to eliminate thick spots for uniform baking. Use a rolling pin if needed to achieve an nicely shaped round crust.

carb free pizza crust

3. Allow Proper Cooling

Once you remove the baked crust from the oven, it needs plenty of time to firm up before adding toppings and baking again. I recommend cooling for at least 20 minutes.

This allows the eggs and cheese to set properly. Insufficient cooling leads to a soggy crust that won’t hold toppings well later. Be patient – have some broth while your crust cools for pizza later worth the wait!

4. Use a Pizza Stone

Baking your crust on a preheated pizza stone ensures a nice crispy bottom layer. The porous stone mimics a brick oven environment, absorbing moisture for a cracker-like crust you’d never achieve on a simple pan. Well worth acquiring a pizza stone for.

pizza crust

5. Finish Under The Broiler

Get that perfectly charred pizza look by placing under an oven broiler for just 1-2 mins after baking your topped pizza. Keep a close eye to avoid burning. This works great if the edges are browned but the center needs more color.

Carnivore Toppings for Pizza

1. Ground beef and bacon – Cooked ground beef and crispy bacon bits make a tasty meaty topping.

2. Pulled pork and ham – Shredded smoked pulled pork and diced ham is a delicious combination.

3. Pepperoni and sausage – Classic pizza toppings like uncured pepperoni and Italian sausage are great options.

Pepperoni carnivore pizza

4. Chicken and prosciutto – Shredded rotisserie chicken and thin slices of prosciutto ham work well together.

5. Meatballs and salami – Homemade beef or pork meatballs go nicely with slices of spicy salami.

6. Lamb and pancetta – Diced lamb meat and crispy pancetta (Italian bacon) creates a more unique, bold flavor.


This carnivore pizza crust can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 

crust for pizza on carnivore

The cooked pizza (with toppings) should be consumed immediately for best flavor and texture. Leftover sliced pizza can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat pizza slices in the microwave or oven before serving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the crust get crispy when baked?

Yes, this carnivore pizza crust bakes up nice and crispy! The pork rinds give it a satisfying, crunchy texture similar to a thin pizza crust. Baking it in the oven allows the cheese and pork rind coating to crisp up. Just be careful not to burn it.

pizza crust carnivore

2. How can I ensure the crust doesn’t stick to the parchment paper?

To prevent sticking, you can lightly grease the parchment paper with a bit of olive oil. Additionally, ensuring the oven is properly preheated and not spreading the crust too thin can help prevent sticking.

3. Why is the crust baked before adding toppings?

Pre-baking the crust ensures that it starts to set and become firm, which is necessary to support the weight of the toppings. This step helps in achieving a crust that’s cooked evenly, with a desirable texture that’s not too soft or soggy from the toppings.

Pizza on Carnivore Diet

The carnivore diet is a way of eating that focuses on meat, fish, eggs, and other animal foods while eliminating all carbohydrates. While this diet has many proven health benefits, it can also be extremely restrictive and hard to stick to long-term for some people. 

However, finding ways to recreate typically carb-heavy favorites using carnivore approved ingredients is a great way to help stay on track.

For instance, this recipe for carnivore pizza crust provides all the satisfaction of enjoying pizza night without disrupting ketosis. By harnessing the magical binding properties of eggs and cheese along with crispy pork rinds, you can create a sturdy base reminiscent of traditional pizza crust.

Top it with low-carb sauces and meat-based ingredients for a filling and delicious meal that doesn’t sideline your progress.

Additionally, the flexibility of this crust recipe lends itself well to experimentation. You can customize it with your favorite seasonings or cheese varieties each time for new flavors. This creativity and variety helps stave off boredom and burnout from the diet’s restrictions.

Finding tasty carnivore versions of carb-loaded favorites also provides a mental boost. You get the nostalgic enjoyment of dig into pizza or nachos again without anxiety over falling off the diet wagon.

This can go a long way in helping carnivores or those in transition stick with the eating pattern for the long haul.

So don’t be afraid to get creative with recipes like this crust. Finding substitutes for the foods you crave makes sticking to the carnivore diet satisfying and sustainable.

This carnivore pizza crust recipe is an easy way to enjoy pizza while sticking to a carnivore diet. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a tasty crust right at home.

Be sure to check out more recipes on my website for carnivore-friendly meal ideas. Leave a comment below if you have any questions about making this recipe or adapting it to meet your dietary needs. I’m always happy to help out! Enjoy making your very own carnivore pizzas.

carnivore pizza crust

Carnivore Pizza Crust

Follow this recipe to make the perfect carnivore pizza crust. As easy recipe that only requires a few ingredients.
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  • 3/4 cup Powdered Pork Rinds
  • 1 Egg (large)
  • 1 3/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Start by preheating your oven to 425F (220C). Place the mozzarella and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for about 1 minute (until the cheese is melted).
  • Mix well and add the powdered pork rinds, salt, and egg. Use a hand mixer to combine all the ingredients.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough on it and pat it out to make a circle.
  • Bake for about 6-7 minutes
  • Remove from the oven. That’s it! To make a pizza, add keto-friendly pizza sauce on top and mozzarella cheese. Then, bake for 5 more minutes.
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Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore pizza, carnivore pizza crust


Calories: 130kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 130kcal
Cost: $12

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