quick and easy low carb pizza crust recipe with just 2 net carbs. From Lowcarb-ology.com

Low Carb Pizza Crust: Perfect Chewy Crust that’s Easy

This low carb pizza crust is my current favorite. It’s doughy and chewy, has a really good “bready” texture, and you can make several at a time and store in the freezer or refrigerator. This recipe will make 6 individual sized pizza crusts or 2 large pizza crusts with about 2 net carbs per individual sized crust!?This post originally published in Jan 2016 – it has been updated from the original.

To make this low carb pizza crust recipe you’ll need: mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, hemp seeds, garlic powder, baking powder, salt, eggs, and a nonstick silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.

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This low carb pizza crust is chewy and bready with a crispy crust. It's got just 1.4 net carbs per generous serving. Add your own toppings for low-carb pizza perfection! from Lowcarb-ology.com

I love pizza. I have loved it from the very first time I took a bite when I was about two. I am quite sure that there was an electrode that went off in my toddler brain that forced a pizza addiction that was to last forever. And, we have a tradition of getting pizza on Wednesday nights because it makes getting to church so much easier!

I started low carbing early in life. When I was about 12 my parents felt I was a little pudgy (I was a size 7 juniors) and decided the whole family should go on the Stillman diet. I don’t know if any of you are old enough to remember it but it came out about the same time as Atkins only it was both low-carb AND low-fat. ?I was on it 14 days, lost 16 pounds and was down to a size 1 juniors on my 5’3″ muscular frame. It began a lifetime of struggling with anorexia and self-esteem. Everytime I got over a size 5 or up to 110 pounds I’d go back on a diet. Then I figured out if I just stopped eating there wouldn’t be a problem. Eventually I realized that I was killing myself and tried to eat better. ?I shot up to 125 pounds and a size 5. I felt I could live with that.

lowcarb-pizza crust is filling and has all the real pizza texture you're looking for. From lowcarb-ology.com

I maintained my weight at 125 pounds well into my 30s. Then I had 3 kids and my weight stabilized at about 139. I was 40 years old and I was pushing a size 7 and starting to get depressed about my weight, which really was/is a constant emotional struggle. It wasn’t until I blew out my thyroid with my 8th (and you can breathe a sigh of relief she is my last) my weight was higher than it had ever been, including pregnancies. Turns out I had 9 tumors and 2 cysts full of precancerous cells so out it came after six years of battling hypothyroidism. I thought once I got on the medications I would drop weight like crazy.


Just 2 net carbs! Low carb pizza crust recipe is quick and easy and has the perfect texture! From Lowcarb-ology.com


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I finally was able to stick with Atkins and force myself to eat regularly and I lost 3o of the 40 pounds I wanted to lose. About that time my medication stopped working efficiently and packed on those 30 pounds plus maybe 5. I think maybe it was because I was working out and my body fat/muscle ratio changed but who knows. At this writing I have lost 15 of those pounds and am slowly working my way back down with (hopefully) more realistic expectations and a healthier view of who I am.

So what does that have to do with pizza?


low carb pizza crust can be made into individual sized pizza crusts and refrigerated or frozen for later. From lowcarb-ology.com

I can have my beloved pizza any time I want!! The thing is all of the low carb pizza crust recipes that I tried weren’t quite right. Maybe they were crusty or maybe they were chewy but they never seemed to be both at the same time like real pizza. Until now. I figured out the secret was raw hemp seed for breadiness and a little baking powder for oomph.


I hope you’ll try my low carb pizza crust and let me know what you think. ?Be sure to try a couple of different cooking times to get exactly the texture you want.

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These non-stick silicon sheets make your baking SO much easier. They are essential for low-carb recipes which can be drier and stick easier than the conventional recipes.

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I think Hemp seed tastes a lot like sunflower seed. It has 3 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber giving it a 0 net carb count. It works well in all kinds of low carb baked goods and is what makes this pizza dough so bready.

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Chewy Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe

Just look at the perfect air bubbles in this low carb pizza crust. It's not tough or dry... just delicous. from lowcarb-ology.com

Chewy, low carb pizza crust is easy to make and very filling with just 1.4 net carbs per serving. from lowcarb-ology.com
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Chewy Low Carb Pizza Crust

If you've missed real, chewy, bready pizza crust you are in luck! This crust has the chewiness of a "real" pizza crust but only has 2 net carbs!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese , I used Kraft shelf stable Parmesan but fresh would probably work, too
  • 3/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs , beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Add silpat or parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  • Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure make 6 mounds of cheese mixture on the baking sheet.
  • Pat down to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool before removing from pans.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months for longer storage.


To make pizza just add your ingredients to the top of the crust. Place on a heavy metal baking sheet (no silpat or parchment) and bake at 425 for 5 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and melts. Be sure to let it cool for a few minutes before you try to eat it. Those roof of the mouth blisters are killer!


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 85mg | Vitamin A: 450IU | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 4mg

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64 thoughts on “Low Carb Pizza Crust: Perfect Chewy Crust that’s Easy”

  1. I was not impressed with this recipe sadly – so hoping it would be better than the top-notch pizza dough recipe I have been using for almost 3 years. The use of hemp seeds intrigued me and the recipe so simple, so I tried it – so eggy tasking with no substance other than a fried egg with a very cool after taste. Needs a bit of almond flour or something to give it some body, in my opinion.

  2. 4 stars
    Hi Marye, in the experimental stages did you ever blend (until smooth) the dough ingredients? I have one in the family that didn’t like the “bumpy” crust

  3. 5 stars
    Oh WOW… This is great. I spread it out on my parchment paper like a flat bread, and it is AMAZING…. Thank you sooo much.

  4. This recipe looks delish! I am looking forward to trying it. My low carb diet is based on total carbs, not net carbs. Can you tell me what the total carbs are for each crust? Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This is now my favorite pizza crust recipe. It is so easy and has an amazing flavor. WOW! I do not like the taste of flax and have experimented with cauliflower and a lot of different fathead doughs; this is the clear winner for taste and texture. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    This was the best! I love how it?s solid – not delicate at all. And when I was busy taste testing it, I realized it makes the perfect cracker for dipping. I accidentally ate a whole pizza base. Oops! And best of all – my hubbie liked it.

  7. 5 stars
    Last year my blood sugar and diabetes began to impact my vision. On several episodes I had severe blurry vision. At first I thought that perhaps it was the hours I spend working on the computer. I was kidding myself. One morning and I ended up at suburban Hospital ER in Maryland because of scary blurry vision. My blood sugar was nearly 450 when I tested it at home but had dropped to around 250 by the time I go to the ER. I had to go for several exams and after this scare in 2016 I knew I needed to change the way I eat. I gave up ALL foods that spiked my blood sugar. I was able to stop eating candy bars, cake without a problem. I substituted pasta with miracle noodles which are Delicious! The only food I continuously craved was pizza!
    After trying many recipes, I finally came across this one which works for me. It is both chewy, crunchy and I am very much a pizza snob. I can eat two slices of this pizza with only a modest impact on my blood sugar. IDISCLAIMER. Please remember, everyone processes food differently and what works for me may not work for you. You absolutely must make sure your blood sugar does not spike after eating this pizza. Remember, if you eat too much of almost anything, your blood sugar can spike. My limit is two slices to keep my sugar in check. In any case, love this recipe!!!!
    J Sclafani

  8. Marye, have you tried a version chopping the hemp seeds a bit in a food processor? Wondered if that would have any advantages or just ruin something that works fine the way it is. Curious if you had tried it and liked or not liked what it did to the recipe.

    1. Marye I wish there was a place to give this pizza crust a rating because it is FABULOUS !!!! 5 STARS PLUS.

      I have tried soooooo many of the low carb pizza crusts and this is heads and shoulders above anything else …..and EASIER to boot.

      You get the Low Carb Nobel Prize for this one. Really excellent. Love that you get a tender bready middle but the crust edge was a bit crunchy. And it doesn’t sog with the addition of the tomato sauce.

      I was worried that the hemp hearts would be a bit lumpy and would need to be ground a bit in a foot processor but NO…..perfect the way it is.

      THANK YOU !!!!

  9. Hi Marye, I’m new to your site, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried, and it was THE BOMB! My husband loved it too! I can’t wait to try more. Thanks for sharing!


  10. Hi Marye ,
    Me again .. I tried the pizza today , it is soo good and filling too !!!
    Thank you so much for sharing

  11. This recipe is amazing! Finally a crust that doesn’t disappoint with competing,
    un-pizza like flavors (I’m looking at you cauliflower and overpowering flax seed!!!) This has such a nice flavor like eating a good multi grain bread.. The texture is spot on! It has that little bit of crunch so lacking on a low carb diet. I am going to make a delicious turkey sandwich with it, then a nice tuna salad sandwich. etc. etc. Th

    Thank you so much for this simple, game changer of a recipe!

  12. I tried this recipe and all I can say is YUM! I love the hemp seed flavor. I made it also without the garlic powder and those came out great too! It has a nutty flavor and bread like consistency perfect for sandwich roll ups! This is the best bread and pizza base recipe I have tried yet and believe me, I have tried them all LOL.

  13. Darlene Sudderth

    Hi Marye, I’ve never used hemp seeds before and know nothing about them. Do you grind these up into a flour or use them whole in this recipe? Thank you!!

    1. They are hulled and already very small so just use them as they come out of the bag… Hemp Hearts are the only kind I’ve used.

  14. I’ve never tried hemp seeds before. Are there any reported digestion problems, gas or cramping? I can be a little sensitive that way..

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    1. Let me know what you think Joanie. I like to make about 6 small crusts and then keep them in the fridge for when I need them.

  16. Hubby is into a gluten-free diet so he would love it if I could make him a low-carb pizza base like this! And I have a silpat so all I need to do is get the ingredients! Yum!

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