Low-carb meatza keto pizza is about to make your low-carb and keto journey a whole lot easier. If you have been missing the flavours of pizza, you will love this easy-to-make, delicious, and healthy meatza recipe.

Keep reading to discover what a keto meatza is. And if you are trying the carnivore diet, this will be a real hit!

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What is Low-Carb Meatza

Meatza is a play on words to describe a “pizza” with a meat crust. Instead of making a pizza crust with dough, you instead roll ground meat into a crust and bake it until it’s crisp.

You can use ground beef, ground chicken, ground pork, or ground turkey as your pizza base.

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The end result is a thin crust pizza that is low-carb, keto-friendly, carnivore friendly, and both gluten-free and sugar-free. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and is quite filling because it’s a high-protein pizza base. 

Low-carb meatza keto pizza sliced on baking paper

Ingredients you need

labelled ingredients needed to make a meat pizza base
Ingredients needed to make a meatza pizza base

How to make a meat pizza base

To make your meatza you will want to mix your ground meat with your seasoning and an egg. The egg will help your meat stick together much like meatloaf. 

Mixing bowl with ground beef, an egg and spices
Mix ingredients in a bowl.

Once the meat is mixed together roll it into a ball and place it in between two long sheets of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the meat into a thin rectangle about the size of a cookie sheet. It will get easier to roll the thinner it gets.

Meatza being rolled with a wooden rolling pin between sheets of baking parchment
Roll into a thin rectangle.

Next, use the parchment paper to place the meat on a large baking pan to cook.

The top layer of parchment paper can be removed, but you will want to leave the bottom layer of paper on so that the crust doesn’t stick to the pan.

Next, you are ready to bake your crust.

Meatza rolled and sitting in a lined baking tray
Place on a baking sheet to cook.
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How to bake a meatza crust

Heat your over to 250C/450F. When your oven is hot, bake the meat crust for 15-20 minutes or until the crust starts looking crispy. 

Then remove the crust and drain any liquid that was released while cooking. You will want to carefully flip the crust over using either a spatula or another sheet of parchment paper. Bake the crust again for another 5-10 minutes to crisp the other side. 

When the crust is done cooking remove the crust from the oven, but leave it on so that you can bake the topping onto the crust next.

You’ll notice that the size of your crust will shrink to half the size while it cooks, but don’t worry 1-2 slices of meatza it very filling.

Keto pizza topping ideas

Low-carb meatza keto pizza
Add sauce and toppings.

Now that your crust is done it is time to add sauce, cheese, and toppings to your pizza. I usually use plain sugar-free tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on my pizza to keep it simple before adding the toppings.

Since the crust is already made out of meat I usually don’t add additional meat toppings to my but feel free to add whatever toppings you want. My kids love adding crumbled bacon to their pizza, while I prefer sliced vegetables like peppers and onions. 

Low-carb meatza keto pizza
Bake until cheese is melted and serve.

Once you’ve added your toppings, bake the pizza again for a few minutes to melt the cheese and warm up your toppings.

If you want to use fresh herbs on your pizza as I did (I used basil) I recommend adding them last after the pizza has been baked again to melt the cheese. If you add your herbs before baking again your fresh herbs will lose their lovely green color.

How to cut meatza pizza

Low-carb meatza keto pizza sliced and lifted with hands

Finally, cut your meatza in squares or triangles and serve. The pizza is filling so 1-2 slices served with a side salad or roasted vegetables like asparagus is plenty for a meal. 

Meatza is a great quick low-carb keto-friendly meal you will love.

After you’ve made it once you might decide to invite your family to help you make it. The crust can be cut into individual pizzas for your family to customize. Enjoy!

Low-carb meatza keto pizza sliced on baking paper
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Low-carb meatza keto pizza

How to Make Low-Carb Meatza

Low-carb meatza is a delicious and healthy alternative to pizza. It is keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: Carnivore, Keto pizza, Low-Carb Meatza
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 302.8kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking sheets – non stick


  • 450 g ground/minced beef beef, pork, or chicken
  • 1 eggs – medium medium
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 5-6 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 cup pre-shredded/grated mozzarella (optional)
  • sliced red bell pepper (optional)
  • red onion finely diced (optional)
  • fresh basil (optional)


  • Preheat the over to 260C/450F.
  • In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the meatza crust. Form the meat into a ball and place in the center of two long pieces of parchment paper.
    Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin rectangle about the size of your cookie/baking sheet. (The meat will shrink as it cooks so your pizza will not remain that size.)
    Use baking/parchment paper to move the meat to your cookie sheet. Remove the top layer of baking/parchment paper, but leave the bottom layer of paper on so that the meat doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Bake the meat crust for 15-20 minutes or until the meat starts getting crispy. Remove the crust from the oven, drain any liquid then turn the crust over and bake for another 5-10 minutes so that the other side gets crisp too.
  • Next add your tomato paste/sauce, cheese, and toppings to the pizza and bake for a few more minutes until the cheese is melted. If you are using fresh herbs wait to add the fresh herbs until after you've baked the toppings. The herbs will wilt in the oven.
  • Finally remove the meatza from the oven. Add your fresh herbs, cut, and serve the pizza with a side salad or roasted vegetables.



Notes: Nutrition panel shows meatza base values only.
All toppings are optional and will vary to your preferences for vegetables and sauces.
To make better choices for your carb tolerance, see these posts:


Serving: 1serving (serves 4)Calories: 302.8kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 20.7gFat: 23.6gSodium: 91.1mgPotassium: 318.9mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 59.4IUCalcium: 34.4mgIron: 2.6mg

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  1. I’ll be trying this one, and soon!
    Last night I did ‘pizza’ with thinly sliced zucchini to line the tray. Tomato paste (sugar-free pasta sauce) on top, followed by red pepper pre-cooked with garlie and olive oil, olives, and my home made pretend cheese. it didn’t slice but it was very tasty indeed.

  2. Thanks for the recipies. I don’t have a printer so will try to email this to a friend who does!

  3. Brenda Allen says:

    Made this a few weeks ago using Italian sausage for the crust, it was amazing! I topped it with marinara, pulled pork, and cheese… No regrets, will be making this again, thanks!!

  4. The great thing about a keto and a carnivore diet is that you can still have cheese so I would have cheese on my meatza.