Carnivore Pizza

Craving pizza but sticking to a strict carnivore diet? You’re in luck! This meaty, cheese-stuffed carnivore pizza recipe will satisfy even the strongest pizza cravings without derailing your diet.

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Made with a hearty base of ground beef and pork seasoned with Italian spices and loaded with gooey, melted cheese, this recipe mimics all the flavors of a supreme pizza, no crust required. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner when you want something fast, easy, and delicious.

Baked up casserole-style and finished off with pepperoni, this carnivore pizza is sure to become a staple in your low carb kitchen arsenal. Keep reading for the simple ingredient list and instructions for making this mouthwatering pizza meat pie at home. Just wait until you sink your teeth into those melty cheese layers!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Carnivore Approved- As a carnivore diet follower, you’ll love that this pizza fits perfectly with your zero-carb lifestyle. Made completely without any grains, fruits, or veggies, you can dig in without worry.

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Simple Yet Satisfying- This is one of the simplest carnivore recipes out there. But the incredible flavors make every bite feel like you spent hours cooking.

Perfectly Seasoned- The mixture of Italian seasoning, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper gives the meaty base a wonderful depth of flavor. This seasoning blend also balances beautifully with the savory cheese.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

These are the carnivore pizza ingredients you will need:

  • 3/4 cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 3/4 Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese and Mozzarella
  • 1/2 pound (225g) Ground Beef
  • 1 pound (450g) Ground Pork
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Easily make the perfect carnivore pizza at home! Follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350F (175C) and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

To a large bowl add ground beef, ground pork, pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, xanthan gum, onion powder, Colby Jack cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.

Mix all the ingredients until well combined.

Step 3

Add the mixture to the casserole dish, and bake for about 20-25 minutes. When the meat is fully cooked- it’s ready.

Step 4

After removing it from the oven, drain the excess oil and top the meat with Parmesan & Mozzarella. Add pepperoni and Bake for another 5-6 minutes.

That’s it! Enjoy this tasty carnivore pizza!

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💡Tips

1. Using Xanthan gum 

Xanthan gum is a key ingredient in this recipe, acting as a binding agent to help hold the meat and cheese mixture together, mimicking a traditional pizza base’s consistency. However, its misuse can lead to a gummy or unpleasant texture.

When it comes to Xanthan gum-a little goes a long way. Measure it carefully to avoid altering the texture of your pizza base.To prevent clumping, sprinkle the xanthan gum over the meat and cheese mixture evenly before mixing.

2. Try Meatza Variations 

Switch up the meat and seasoning combos to keep it interesting. Ground turkey or sausage works too. For taco pizza, add cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Greek pizza = lamb + oregano + feta. Mix and match toppings between meatza nights.

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3. Let the Carnivore Pizza Rest Before Serving

Once you pull the piping hot carnivore pizza from the oven, letting it rest is key. Let it rest 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. This gives time for carryover cooking to finish without overbaking.

Additionally, resting gives time for the juices redistribute so they get reabsorbed back into the meat and cheese layers rather than spilling out immediately upon cutting.

4. Try Ground Lamb for Bold Flavor

Ground lamb offers a wonderfully unique, savory flavor for carnivore pizza. The rich, meaty taste of lamb pairs beautifully with the cheese and seasoning blend. And it still delivers the juicy texture you want in the base. 

When swapping lamb for the beef and pork, use the same weight – 1/2 pound (225g) lamb and 1 pound (450g) lamb to replace the ground beef and pork quantities.

Follow all other recipe instructions the same in terms of seasoning amounts, baking temp and times, etc. The lamb may caramelize faster than beef due to its higher fat content so watch closely to prevent burning.

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Variations

1. Deluxe Carnivore Pizza- Elevate your carnivore pizza by adding diced ham and crumbled bacon into the meat mixture. Once baked and topped with Parmesan and Mozzarella, scatter a generous amount of cooked, crumbled sausage across the top for a meat lover’s dream.

This deluxe version not only adds a variety of textures but also combines different meaty flavors, making it a hearty and indulgent option for those looking to satisfy their carnivorous cravings to the fullest.

2. Italian Sausage Carnivore Pizza- Substitute half of the ground pork with Italian sausage (casing removed) for an authentic Italian flavor. The spices and herbs within the sausage amplify the Italian seasoning already present in the recipe, enhancing the overall taste profile with notes of fennel, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

3. BBQ Carnivore Pizza- For a smoky twist, mix in 2 tablespoons of your favorite sugar-free BBQ sauce into the ground meat mixture. After baking the meat base and draining the excess oil, brush an additional layer of BBQ sauce over the top before adding the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses.

The BBQ sauce adds a tangy sweetness that contrasts nicely with the savory meat and rich cheeses, creating a delightful fusion of flavors that’s reminiscent of a summer barbecue.

Best Carnivore Toppings for Pizza

Here are some of the best carnivore-friendly pizza toppings:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage (Italian, chorizo, etc.)
  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Ground beef
  • Pulled pork
  • Chicken (grilled, breaded, etc.)
  • Meatballs
  • Anchovies
  • Sardines
  • Egg (especially good with other meat toppings)

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The key for carnivore pizzas is to avoid plant-based toppings like vegetables, fruits, and cheeses. Sticking to just meat and egg toppings makes for a tasty, animal-based pizza that fits into a carnivorous diet. Feel free to experiment with different types of cured meats, sausages, and meat preparations to find your ultimate carnivore pizza topping combo.

Storage

This carnivore pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to let it cool completely before storing.

When ready to reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the pizza for 5-10 minutes until warmed through. The flavors will continue developing the longer it’s stored (but up to 3 days!) making it even more delicious.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s the purpose of the xanthan gum? Can I omit it?

Xanthan gum acts as a binder in this recipe, mimicking the gluten found in traditional pizza dough. It helps hold the meat mixture together and creates a more manageable consistency. I don’t recommend making the carnivore pizza without it.

2. Is this pizza truly “carnivore-friendly”? What about spices and toppings?

The core ingredients in this recipe (meat and cheese) are compliant with the carnivore diet. However, it’s important to be mindful of any additional ingredients you use.

  • Spices: Double-check that your spice blend doesn’t contain any hidden sugars or additives. Consider making your own blend with carnivore-approved spices like black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Toppings: Stick to meat-based toppings like pepperoni, bacon, or sausage. Avoid vegetables, fruits, or processed toppings that might contain non-carnivore ingredients.

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3. Can I use a different type of cheese? What about cheese-free options?

While the listed cheeses work well, you can experiment with other carnivore-approved options like cheddar, Gruyère, or provolone. Just make sure they melt well.

Pizza on The Carnivore Diet?!

The Carnivore Diet has been growing in popularity over the last few years as more people discover the health and weight loss benefits of eliminating carbohydrates and focusing on meat, fish, eggs and other animal products.

However, sticking to a strict zero-carb diet can be challenging, especially when you have cravings for your old favorite foods. This is where carnivore versions of recipes like pizza can help.

Carnivore pizza recipes allow you to recreate the delicious taste and texture of regular pizza, but without any of the carbs or ingredients that could kick you out of ketosis.

For example, this recipe uses a ingenious “crust” made from pork, beef and cheese held together with xanthan gum instead of a traditional wheat-based crust. This gives you that satisfying crunch and savory flavor without any grains or starches.

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On top of the faux crust, you can pile on all your favorite pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, bacon, etc. By recreating these foods you love in a carnivore-friendly way, you’ll be less likely to have cravings or urges to cheat. Knowing you can still enjoy tasty foods like pizza makes it so much easier to stick with this zero-carb lifestyle long-term.

Another great benefit of carnivore pizza is that all the ingredients are extremely nutritious. Meat products like beef and pork offer high quality bioavailable protein to maintain and build muscle mass. They also provide ample B-vitamins, iron, zinc, selenium and other minerals vital to health.

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The cheese gives healthy fats, protein, calcium and fat-soluble vitamins. So you are getting far more nutrients compared to regular pizza laden with processed carbs and vegetable oils. Eating carnivore pizza nourishes your body with what it needs while still letting you fulfill cravings for comfort foods.

Additionally, since carnivore pizza removes all carbs, sugar, fiber and antinutrients found in plant foods, it can lessen digestive issues like bloating, cramping and leaky gut for those who are sensitive. Many have found relief from autoimmune symptoms by going carnivore.

The delicious high-fat meat and cheese topping also helps satisfy hunger and prevent snacking or overeating later. It gives you lasting energy rather than the quick spike and crash from carby pizza leading to more cravings afterwards.

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Making your own carnivore pizza ensures quality ingredients free from additives or hidden sugars too. You can adapt the recipe to suit your own taste and dietary needs by experimenting with different meats or nutrient-dense toppings.

So if you find sticking to meat and eggs alone too restrictive, give carnivore pizza or other reinvented recipes a try! Having go-to substitutes for carb-heavy favorites makes staying carnivore so much easier to maintain over the long run. You don’t have to miss out on delicious comfort foods at all. A better tasting and more nutritious pizza is possible without the carbs!


I hope you enjoyed this carnivore pizza recipe! Feel free to browse around the site for more tasty low-carb, carnivore, and keto recipes.

If you try this pizza or any other recipe, please come back and leave a comment letting me know how it turned out. I’d love to hear your feedback, questions, or modifications. Happy cooking!

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Carnivore Pizza
Try this carnivore pizza! It's loaded with protein and flavor. An easy recipe that doesn't require any special ingredients.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 275kcal
Cost: $18
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese and Mozzarella
  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef (225g)
  • 1 pound Ground Pork (450g)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 350F (175C) and then line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • To a large bowl add ground beef, ground pork, pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, xanthan gum, onion powder, Colby Jack cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
    Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Add the mixture to the casserole dish, and bake for about 20-25 minutes. When the meat is fully cooked- it’s ready.
  • Drain the excess oil and top the meat with Parmesan & Mozzarella. Add pepperoni and Bake for another 5-6 minutes.
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