Sausage Crust Pizza

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You’ll never miss the bread in this crustless Sausage Crust Keto Pizza! If you’re a meat lovers pizza fan, then you’re going to be singing “it’s amore” after the first bite!

This post is sponsored by the Ohio Pork Council rel=”nofollow”. All opinions are my own.

Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

When the moon hits your eye like a big sausage crust pizza pie…

It’s gonna be amoré, y’all!

What’s your go-to pizza order? Are you a Hawaiian fan? Maybe a veggie kinda girl? Do you like the fancy varieties with spinach, pesto, arugula, etc.? Or do you like the MEATS?

Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

I don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza. Part of the reason pizza is so fun (and delicious) is because you can personalize it to fit your mood! If you think about it, pizza could really be it’s own food group.

We need to lobby for an amendment to the official food pyramid and let pizza have it’s own quadrant! YA FEEL?!

If you’re in the low carb/keto/gluten free world then you know that meat crust pizzas are all the rage. There’s a really popular brand (who shall remain nameless) of chicken crust pizzas that can be found at grocery stores but they’re REALLY expensive and in my humble opinion, not worth the price.

Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

The chicken is just…meh.

But I must admit, the thought of a keto pizza crust made out of meat is fantastic. Definitely a stroke of genius from whomever invented that. (I’m pretty sure it wasn’t that particular brand)

My friend Allie (she blogs over at ABK Living) lives in Chicago and is always raving about this sausage crust pizza she orders from a famous Chicago pizzeria. I don’t live in Chicago and haven’t found any restaurants here in Kentucky that offer something similar but the pictures she shares of this pizza are to. die. for.

Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

I had to have some. So, I was searching Pinterest one day and couldn’t find a SINGLE recipe in the blogosphere for a sausage crust pizza. Not one.

Zero. Zip. Zilch.

I was shocked but also, that little lightbulb went off in my head. If I can’t find what I’m looking for then I’ll CREATE it!

Y’all, this recipe is insanely easy. So easy that I’m almost embarrassed to call it a recipe. But as my friend Mandee (she blogs over at The Kitchen Wife) says, sometimes you just need an idea for those nights when you’re pressed for time, don’t have much energy, or whatever! Sometimes it’s not about fancy dishes but damn good easy ideas!

This sausage crust pizza is the perfect alternative for those of you who are nut free, playing around with carnivore, trying to watch your total carb intake, or maybe you just want an alternative to fat head dough.

Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

If you are looking for the best fat head recipe, click here for mine!

Using Italian sausage really intensifies the flavor and fills you up! Sausage is a great food to hit fat and protein macros without compromising your diet.

I’m extremely confident that the non-keto friends and family in your life will love this pizza. Especially those of you with picky husbands like me! Men like MEAT and this keto pizza is ALL THE MEATS!

Recipe Notes:

  1. This pizza is personal size and makes enough for 4 people to have 1 slice. One piece is extremely filling but if your macros all for 2, then go for it! Double or triple the recipe (in separate pans) to serve more people.
  2. Make sure to calculate the macros for the pizza you create. Macros will vary with sausage brand, toppings, etc. My nutrition label should be a guide.
  3. Make the crust in a cake pan so it will hold it’s shape. The sausage will shrink down some in cooking, which is normal, but it will stay circular.
  4. Dab the grease off of the top of the sausage before adding the sauce or it will slide right off.
Crustless meat lovers keto pizza ready in under 30 minutes. Grain free, nut free, carnivore friendly, low carb, and keto friendly.

Sausage Crust Pizza

Yield: 4 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (I use Rao's)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 15g pepperoni
  • 6 black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Press the sausage into a round pan 9" cake pan. Make sure the top is level so that the crust will cook evenly.
  3. Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and use a paper towel to dab off excess grease. Transfer the crust to a baking sheet if desired.
  5. Spread the marinara sauce on top.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Layer the vegetables and pepperoni. Top with the provolone slices.
  7. Place under the broiler for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 35.6gCarbohydrates: 3.8gFiber: 0.5gProtein: 27.7g
Tried this recipe? Give us a shout at @keto_in_pearls or tag #keto_in_pearls!

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16 thoughts on “Sausage Crust Pizza”

    • I’ve had the Chicago version and making at home is great, but you seriously need to try the original. The pizza probably weighs ten pounds! Thanks for sharing!

    • Made the Sausage crust pizza tonight for me & my husband. It was so delicious!!! We will be having this again & again! Thanks, Julie

    • This was perfect!!! You’ve made my day so easy and productive in the kitchen!! I made your pancakes for breakfast, your sausage crust pizza for dinner, and your no bake cheesecake for dessert!! All amazing!!

  • OMG your recipes are A MAZING. ..
    I’m going to go back onto keto, and may not struggle as much after finding your sight.. Thank you so much..
    Look forward to trying and eating some of your recipes

  • The hardest thing about Keto for me is finding good recipes this sausage pizza looks amazing can’t wait to try it thank you ..

  • OMGOSH!!!! How have I not thought of using sausage?! Pre-Keto I made hamburger crust pizzas all the time and totally forgot about them! Not a huge fan of the chicken crust ones…from that company or homemade. Love FatHead crust but this would be amazing <3 We have fresh ground hot breakfast sausage or ground hot Italian sausage that would perfect for this recipe. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing 😀

  • I had already bought sausage to try a sausage crust pizza. I was looking for a recipe when I found this site. I didnt know if I should mix the sausage with egg or cheese to make the crust. I will follow your directions and let you know how it comes out!

  • I’ve made this twice using different toppings and I am in love, finally a pizza that makes sense! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  • Fab recipe, made this tonight. Used 6 sausages, 30ml passata, 50g grated cheddar, 30g chorizo, 10g red onion, oregano and basil. Will be making more of these pizza’s with different toppings. A huge thank you for your excellent website.

  • I just found your blog and am from Chicago.. The sausage crust of the famous chain is just a huge slab of sausage. They are also famous for not breaking up their sausage on their pizzas but having one big edge to edge pattty, so they just made that layer the ‘crust’ in their crustless pizza.

  • Pizza was delicious and very filling. You couldn’t pick it up to eat it. Would definitely make again.

  • I’m from Chicago and grew up on both Thin and Deep Dish Pizza. I tried the “famous Chicago pizzeria” that started using the sausage Deep Dish crust last year, but it didn’t really hit the spot. A traditional Chicago Style Pizza was Onion, Green Pepper, Mushroom & Sausage; so that’s what I made and it was Fantastic! I threw in about 6 quartered Artichoke Hearts because Artichokes are packed with powerful antioxidants that can help the immune system fight against free radicals in your body.. Thanks for the recipe!

  • I’ve done this with ground chicken and turkey but never with sausage, I’m definitely going to try it!

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