Ketogenic Pizza

Pizza.  One of the most delicious foods known to man.  Is there any food out there that could be less ketogenic?  One of my personal Achilles’ Heel foods.  Before I went paleo, I can safely say that I would average eating pizza about 3 times a week.  So, when I did go paleo, it was one of the hardest foods for me to wave goodbye to.  But, if it meant becoming healthier and possibly alleviating some if not all symptoms of my epilepsy, I was willing to leave it behind, however delicious it may be.  A few months ago, however, I started thinking of a way to have some semblance of pizza again.  Thus, the bacon crust pizza.  I also managed to find a cheese that not only was 80% fat, but also contained no lactose.



Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  While oven is preheating, slice baby bella mushrooms and set aside.  Weave bacon into a lattice and place on a rack in a baking sheet.  Bake bacon lattice in oven for 20-25 minutes.  The cooking time will vary depending on your oven and how quickly your bacon tends to cook.  You want to bake long enough to cook until slightly crisp but not all the way through.  Remove and let cool slightly.  Add sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, basil, and anything else you like on pizza.  Place back in oven and broil for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly.  Enjoy…like that’s somehow not a possibilty!

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72 Responses to Ketogenic Pizza

  1. primaltim says:

    Outstanding!!! We got Dinner and Breakfast covered between us…no need to ever eat anything else again!! LOL!! Great job Sean!!

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  3. freehealthycookies says:

    Um, WOW.

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  6. primalpat says:

    I’m honestly going to cry. This is BRILLIANT!!!

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  8. Oh my!!!! :) Definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Heather says:

    I wasn’t feeling hungry until I found this post! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Heather says:

    Love this recipe! Absolutely starving sitting in a waiting room. I can’t wait to pick up a few ingredients and try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  11. hbomb says:

    That. Sounds. Awesome.

    I’m going to have to try this and throw some eggs on top. Breakfast Pizza? I’ll take two!

    • My buddy Tim did that yesterday! It looked awesome.

      • Jason says:

        Okay – so I want to use this recipe for a brunch party for my family. They are not paleo (really far from it actually) and I want it to be really good. Any ideas on how to make a nice/fancy/elegant breakfast pizza with this wonderful crust? Just not sure of what ingredients would go good (maybe smoked salmon on top, but with what else?)…and if eggs…how to prepare?

      • Hi Jason,
        My friend Tim makes a great breakfast rendition of this pizza. He uses an egg scramble with a salsa for the sauce to put on top of the bacon crust. Since it’s a scramble, there are countless variations that you can do with it. Just add the scramble to the cooked crust and broil for a few extra minutes to get it nice and browned. Good luck!

  12. oceannah says:

    Woven Bacon Crust…who’da thunk it!! That seriously looks very tasty!!

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  14. Madelyn says:

    My family had this for dinner tonight and it was ingeniously delicious!!! I couldn’t find no-nitrite pepperoni, so I used uncured no-nitrite salami instead (cut up into little pieces) along with sausage, black olives, and mushrooms. So tasty! I cooked two pizzas one on the rack in the pan and the other just right on the pan (that was covered in foil). I found that when the pizza was cooked right on the pan the bacon was more crunchy and well done. The bacon crust of the other pizza that was cooked on the rack was a little more raw. Other than that it was excellent! I’m so happy to be able to enjoy good pizza again. Thank you!

    • I’m so glad you liked it Madelyn. Thanks for the great feedback. I’ll have to try it without the rack. I just find that it allows air to circulate for a more even heating. It does add some time to the baking process though. Thanks again!

  15. Georgia says:

    Love the woven bacon idea! So many possibilities with that!!!

  16. cauliflower pizza crusts are pretty decent too, and a bit cheaper than a bacon weave if you can’t afford pastured bacon.

    • True but if you’re trying to stay as low carb as possible…even cauliflower might push someone out of ketosis. That said, I’ll have to give it a try and see how it comes out. Do you keep it together using eggs?

  17. buttoni says:

    All I can say is “How Clever is this?!” I can’t wait to try this!

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  19. Shayne says:

    OMG this is to die for!!! We made it this morning and no one could eat more than 1/4 of it.

  20. Alyx says:

    EXCELLENT IDEA…..Bacon……..occupational therapy (basket weaving) all rolled into one! I definitely gotta make this one!

    Thanks for the idea.

  21. Jen says:

    Looks great! I’ve also made pizza, but we used ground up chicken breasts mixed with egg and cheese for the crust. It was amazing!

  22. Cultured Whey Yogurt Cheese? WHERE do you find this?

  23. nathan says:

    This is most likely the least healthy food anyone can eat….please stop killing animals and yourselves

    • haileygallo says:

      Oh, no! A vegan troll! Lol, do some research into the nutritional profile of Paleo eaters vs vegans minus their supplements, then ley’s talk about what’s healthier.

    • nathan says:

      Done. Americans live on a paleo friendly diet and shun nearly all veggies and fruits. And lo, record rates of obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Not to mention the beyond abusive practices towards animals and vast environmental degredation. Congratulations

      • haileygallo says:

        Hmmmm, next time you want to make a comment about how Paleo/Primals eat, how about you do a little research first. Paleo/Primal is hunter-gatherer, which is majority fruit/veg. There isn’t a Paleo/Primal eater that eschews fruit/veg. The only things that Paleo/Primal eaters shun are plants like grains, legumes, and sugar cane because they destroy the body. The Standard American Diet is the farthest thing from Paleo/Primal there is. Paleo/Primal is about clean unprocessed foods.

        Factory farming is unsustainable, cruel, and unhealthy. We can agree there. However, Paleo/Primal eaters do their best to go out of their way to consume animals that were raised in a minimal stress environment and that we’re fed only foods they we meant to eat. It makes the meat healthier.

        Sorry, pal, your claim that Paleo/Primal eaters have higher cholesterol is just flat out untrue. Hunter-gatherer diets are shown to help reverse obesity and improve cholesterol, and due to the low insulinogenic foods consumed diabetics are being referred more and more.

        Now, why don’t try again with facts, and leave the Strawman at home.

  24. Wow, this looks soooo delicious! =)

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  27. Caroline says:

    Can you tell me where you find uncured pepperoni, and what brand you use?
    The only stuff I can find has sugar and/or dextrose in it :(

  28. Rob Perez says:

    I want to roll that up and smoke it.

  29. Marsha says:

    OMG!!! You are a Genius! I made this tonight and my family – who are non – really liked it!
    My husband is on the phone now telling a friend what his wife made for dinner!

    I used your rack idea and agree with the comment above about not as crispy as it would have been just in the like I usually cook bacon…however, my husband suggested that I try the “convection” setting on the oven – then air will circulate and perhaps crisp it up that way.

    In any event, I still say – You are a GENIUS…keep those ideas coming!

  30. Marsha says:

    That should have said: non-Paleo !

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  33. irwin says:

    won’t the marinara take you out of ketosis?

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  36. If you don’t like bacon. You are wrong!

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  39. Rubens says:

    What is the light version of this recipe?

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  42. The Animal says:

    You sir, are a genius. You may arguably be the greatest genius the world has ever seen. I am both proud and humbled to be able to say that I lived during your Era.

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  45. bobbiezen says:

    Mmmm..Bacon. :) I cannot wait to try this recipe! Perfect for the Labor Day gathering tomorrow.

  46. love it! I’m going to try it with some nitrate free bacon and sausage I just picked up from a local farm :-)

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  50. Mr. Dale says:

    Ermahgerd! I tried this tonight, and let me just say… THANK YOU! This is the best idea! It is like all the toppings of a pizza without all that pesky and awful dough (why didn’t I think of this?)! I would have this daily!

    >Bows to your genius intellect<

  51. Cady says:

    Um yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to get my husband on board with this diet!!! ;)

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