This quick and hassle-free keto fried pizza goes perfectly with your mid-week wine and Tuesday night tracksuit.
Why Weeknight Pizza?
What are you, a cop?
Just kidding! Cops like weeknight pizza, too.
You know that feeling after a long day of doing daytime-y things and all you want is a hot slice in a hurry? Welp, nothing is hotter or slice-ier than a fast pan-fried pizza that doesn’t need your time, dedication, or yeast!
Aside from being hot n’ slicey, this quickie pizza has a gluten-free and keto friendly fried flatbread style crust that gets a little crispy on the outside while staying soft in the center. Is this a calorie-conscious crust? Hahahahaha, no. It’s literally fried in hot oil and covered in melted mozzarella…
But it’s the weeknight, and you deserve it.
Taste & Texture
A lot of you out there might be old friends with almond flour crusts and doughs, which means you know there’s no comparing them to bread made with wheat flour. For you, I’m not worried. You’ll like this quick-fix pizza and you will understand that it’s not a full-on wheat pizza (or even the keto version that takes a lot of effort!).
💡 If you want a “closer to the real thing” crust, try my slow but tasty Keto Yeast Pizza Crust.
New to almond flour? Adjust your expectations for this dough. It’s literally made from crushed almonds and coconut and there’s no getting around it. BUT the slightly sweet smell and dense texture is really saved by all of the melted cheese and pizza toppings.
Just give it a
I like to fry one crust, put it on a sheet pan or paper towel, then fry the other. Once the crust is ready, I top them, then pop them both in a hot oven or under the broiler to finish them off.
My 4qt Allclad Weeknight pan (perfect name, right?) is heavy-duty and can go from the stovetop to the belly of the beast (oven) so just make sure yours does the same before you give it a try.
You can make this dough into TWO thick crust pizzas or THREE thinner crusts. It’s really up to you and you can play with the size and thickness to figure out what you like best.
Definitely top it with good cheese and don’t overdo the sauce. That can make the center soggy and you won’t get that fried pizza feel!
More Pizza Ideas!
- Whisk together the 1 cup almond flour, 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt.
- Beat the large egg and 2 egg whites and add to the dry mix; stir until a very wet dough forms.
- Divide the dough into two or three balls depending on the desired serving size. Place one ball of dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, then cover with a second sheet of plastic. Form the dough into a round, pressing the center slightly thinner than the edges to make an outer crust.
- Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Remove the dough from the plastic wrap and carefully add it to the oil. Fry on one side then flip; about 1 to 2 minutes each. Set the crust aside and repeat with remaining dough.
- Once the crusts are ready, heat the oven to 425° and top your fried dough with desired toppings.
- Bake in your fry pan or if making multiple batches, on a sheet pan until the toppings are hot and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Info is for the crust only. Don't forget to add in whatever toppings you choose to the final carb and calorie count!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1/2 crust
Amount Per Serving Calories 209Total Fat 16gCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 6gProtein 10g