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KETO Pizza – Chicken Bacon Artichoke {primal}

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.

Fat

Fat: 33g

Protein

Protein: 17g

Carb

Carbs: 5g (net)

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Keto Pizza Recipe

The first time I ever heard of a “take-and-bake” pizza place, I was confused. Why would you want to drive to a pizza place and leave with a pizza that you would still have to cook when you got home? When I want pizza, I want pizza now. Not a 20 minute drive, 15 minute preheat, and 15 minute bake time from now.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

But then I tried a particular brand’s bacon-spinach-artichoke pizza and I didn’t care about the extra time. It was a really good flavor combo and I was hooked. When our family went cold-turkey and cut out all grains and dairy, we couldn’t get my favorite pizza anymore.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

I recently discovered fathead pizza dough which has been the perfect special occasion dinner for those in our family following the keto diet. We’ve all enjoyed a regular pepperoni and black olive Keto pizza with a very thin layer of tomato sauce (gotta watch those carbs). And then it hit me: I could make my very own version of my old favorite pizza! And this is not the Keto pizza cauliflower recipe you may have tried before (there’s a taste difference). Both are good, we like this one a little more though.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

Looking for the Best Keto Pizza Crust

Hopefully (for you) this is it…

This pizza comes together very quick, and the crust is just a few simple ingredients that you mix up and press into shape. Sometimes we make this in a circle on the stone, other times we use a parchment-covered baking sheet, double the recipe, and make a huge rectangle pizza. Both methods work just fine. My favorite part is the sauce. I really love a white-sauce pizza over marinara based any day. This crust works so well making this a solid Keto pizza recipe to add to the rotation.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}
Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}
Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

Of course, the most important part of this pizza is the combination of flavors. My kids aren’t overly enthusiastic about artichokes, but in this pizza, they love them. The flavor they add is just right with the grilled chicken, bacon, and spinach. I actually use a spinach/kale blend most of the time, since I always have a bag of it in the freezer, but fresh spinach is just as delicious.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}
Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

The other thing I love about making this pizza myself is that I can add as much bacon and cheese as I want. I really love cheese, and gooey mozzarella is the best.

Chicken Bacon Artichoke Keto Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}
Chicken Bacon Artichoke Keto Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

Back in the day when we would eat normal (non-paleo/keto) pizza on the regular, we could all go through a lot of slices. Now, with this keto pizza, I’m good with just one slice. It’s enough to fill me up and keep my satisfied for the evening (until that dark chocolate craving hits, of course). And the Keto pizza crust with cream cheese is just right, fills you right up and tastes great.

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}

And it’s great because that means there is more pizza leftover for breakfast the next day. No better way to start and end the day than with pizza, amiright?

Keto Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza | low-carb, high-fat, primal {by Our Paleo Life}
Keto Pizza - Chicken Bacon Artichoke

Keto Pizza - Chicken Bacon Artichoke

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson

This pizza uses the fathead pizza crust and a white sauce to keep it low-carb. It's so flavorful you won't miss the old tomato sauce/pepperoni version at all.

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Ingredients

Pizza Crust

  • 1-3/4 cups (170g) Pre-Shredded Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3/4 cup (85g) Almond Flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

White Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Minced Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Fresh shredded, not the powdery stuff

Toppings

  • 1/2 lb Bacon chopped, cooked, and drained
  • 1 handful Spinach (fresh or frozen) chopped
  • 2-4 oz Cooked Chicken Breast chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4-6 Artichoke Hearts diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups Shredded Mozzarella fresh or pre-shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese Fresh shredded, not the powdery stuff

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle a thin layer of almond flour on a pizza stone. If you don't have a pizza stone, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle a thin layer of almond flour on the parchment. Set aside.

  2. In a heat-safe mixing bowl, microwave the shredded mozzarella on high for 1 minute. Add in the almond flour and cream cheese and stir to combine.

  3. Add in the egg, salt, and Italian seasoning. If it's too hard to mix until smooth with a spoon or spatula, use your hands to knead it until it's fully combined. It will be a little sticky, that's okay.

  4. Form the dough into a ball and place on the center of your pizza stone/baking sheet. Have a bowl of water nearby. Keeping your hands lightly wet, press the dough out into a thin circle. It should be about 12" in diameter.
  5. Bake crust in the prepared oven for 8 minutes. Remove when it is slightly puffed and browned. Pierce the crust all over with a fork to release the air and gently press it down to get it ready for the toppings.

White Sauce

  1. While the crust is baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute just until fragrant.

  2. Add the heavy cream, cream cheese, dried minced onions, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

Pizza Assembly

  1. Pour the white sauce onto the pre-baked crust. Spread evenly almost all the way to the edge (leave very little edge on the crust, if any at all). Add the diced artichokes, chicken, bacon, and spinach. Top with as much or as little mozzarella as you like. Sprinkle on some extra Parmesan (optional).

  2. Put the assembled pizza back in the oven and bake for another 6 minutes. Turn the broiler on HIGH and broil for another 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.

  3. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Pizza - Chicken Bacon Artichoke
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 22.6%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This pizza uses the fathead pizza crust and a white sauce to keep it low-carb. It's so flavorful you won't miss the old tomato sauce/pepperoni version at all. #keto

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11 Comments on “KETO Pizza – Chicken Bacon Artichoke {primal}

  1. Ali

    Wow!!! This pizza was beyond delicious. There are quite a few steps and dirty dishes along the way, but totally worth every bite. Yum! My husband loved it too. We will definitely be making this again! ??

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  2. Amy Oglesby

    I have a question about the White sauce. Is 1/4 teaspoon of heavy cream the correct amount? Should it be 1/4 cup?

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    1. Kendra Benson

      This recipe isn’t dairy-free, so if you can’t eat dairy, you shouldn’t eat this. We eat dairy sometimes, and more often while we’re doing keto, which is what this recipe is geared towards.

      Reply
  3. Holly

    Hi Kendra, is this calling for almond MEAL (which is made from the skins) or blanched almond Flour (which is ground skinless blanched almonds)? Your recipe says almond flour but the link you provide says almond meal. They are different. Also, do you think this would work with shredded goat cheese or manchego (sheeps cheese)? We can only digest goat or sheep cheese. I’m not talking about the sticky/creamy cheeses in a log here. My health food store sells them shredded so I thought that might work but definitely don’t want to waste all that money and have it flop! Love your recipes!!! Thanks so much.

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    1. Kendra Benson

      Hi Holly. I use Honeyville Almond Flour (using blanched almonds). I’m not sure what link you’re referring too, I don’t think there is one in this recipe. I have not tried pizza with goat or sheep cheese, so I can’t really say how they would perform. I don’t ordinarily use them so I’m not sure how well they melt or if they brown like the mozzarella does. Sorry I can’t be of much help there.

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      1. Holly

        The link is in the third paragraph of this post (referring to fathead pizza dough). They say to use almond meal so that’s why I asked. I use wellbees blanched almond flour frequently so have it in hand. I’ll try it with shredded sheeps milk cheese and see how it goes. Did you ever try this with a pizza stone? Does it improve anything to do so? Thanks for answering!

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        1. Kendra Benson

          Gotcha, yeah, I use the blanched flour, not what was referenced in the other post. I have made it on a stone, but it works so well on either a stone, an airbake pan, or a regular baking pan (I’ve used all 3). Definitely use the stone if you’ve got one, but if not, I wouldn’t go out and buy one just for this.

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  4. Julie

    I made this last night and it was delicious. I have a question about the white sauce. In the ingredients you list under White Sauce: 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded. But in the instructions for making the sauce, you don’t add it in? So is there shredded cheese added in when you are making the white sauce ?

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    1. Kendra Benson

      Hi Julie, yes, you add the parm with all the other ingredients in the white sauce. Sorry I left that out of the directions. I’ve added it in now.

      Reply

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