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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

Did you make this recipe?

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David

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

Made this tonight and I thought it was great; wife thought it was just ok. Will definitely make again though.

Ketoinpearls

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Thanks for letting me know David, glad you liked it!

Alison

Sunday 30th of January 2022

This is so full of familiar pizza flavor that we never missed the traditional dough crust. We added onion, and he said that next time he'll have a cup of sauce on the side for dipping, but I think that it's perfect without the extra sauce. Definitely a Friday night keeper! Thank you!

Anna Hunley

Friday 4th of February 2022

I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

Kitty

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Oh my! I just used your idea for a deep dish breakfast pizza.... Amazing! Sausage with a bit of shredded parmesan for the crust... Topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, home made keto country gravy, and shredded cheese. YUM!

Marla Krypell

Sunday 4th of April 2021

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

James Mostowski

Saturday 16th of May 2020

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!

Mark

Friday 13th of August 2021

@James Mostowski, Who says Chicago pizza is Onion, Green Pepper, Mushroom and Sousage? I lived in Chicago all my life and I can assure you that is not true. I never saw a pizzeria that called that combination a Chicago pizza. Sure you can order one with those ingredients, but it will not be on the menu that way.

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