If you are looking for a fun keto breakfast idea, try this low carb breakfast pizza. This pizza has a gluten free egg crust and it’s topped with breakfast sausage, bell peppers and cheese. It’s great for a keto brunch but you could eat it for lunch or dinner too and it only has 2.1g net carbs!
You might also like these other low carb breakfast recipes.
I love breakfast food, even though I’m not a huge breakfast eater. I can eat eggs any time of the day so when Sunday Supper came up with an egg theme for this week’s supper, I knew right away I wanted to make a low carb breakfast pizza recipe.
Using all my favorite pizza toppings like sausage and sweet peppers, I made this keto breakfast pizza with a frittata like crust.
Most low carb pizza crust is made from almond flour. But this egg crust was an easy substitution as well as being delicious and gluten free. So who want’s some pizza for breakfast?
Other Toppings For This Low Carb Pizza
The beauty of this recipe is that you can put anything you want as a topping. Bacon of course would be yummy but you can also do a pepperoni pizza with red sauce and mozzarella.
I tried that recently and it was great! Or you can do a arugula, red onion and goat cheese. Lots of combinations would work well and still be considered pizza for breakfast!
What Type Of Pan To Make This Pizza In?
You must use an oven safe pan. I used my 12 inch cast iron skillet but sometimes I have used a stainless steel two handled skillet. However I find the cast iron skillet works best. But you can use any pan that goes from the stove to oven.
Let’s Make Some Keto Breakfast Pizza!
- First you want to brown the sausage in your cast iron skillet. When it done, take it out and set aside.
- While the sausage is browning, add the peppers to a microwave safe bowl and cook for 3 minutes. I love this microwave steamer for this.
- Next add the eggs, heavy cream, salt & black pepper to a blender and blend on low until mix well.
- Pour into the same skillet and cook on the stove for about 3-5 minutes or until you see the sides set up.
- Then transfer to the preheated oven to cook for another 8 minutes.
- Take out the egg crust and top with peppers, sausage and cheese. Place under the broiler for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese.
About The Baking Time.
Originally when I made this recipe I baked the egg crust for 15 minutes. It made a somewhat dry crust. More recently I cooked it only for 8 minutes and you can see below that it’s much more moist and I preferred it that way. However if you want it more bread-like then cook it for longer.
Recipe Tips And Notes
- When you pull the egg crust out of the oven, it will be big and puffy. You can deflate it a bit by poking it with a fork. That will make it flatter so you easily add the toppings.
- Using a cast iron skillet works best for this recipe though you can use any skillet that goes from the stove to the oven. The grease from when you cook the sausage in the cast iron skillet helps the eggs from sticking to the pan.
- I used 12 eggs and a 12 inch pan and it took me about 5 minutes on the stove and 8 minutes in the oven. If you use a smaller skillet you may have to cook it longer because your “egg crust” will thicker than mine. Or you could use less eggs and cream.
- I used cheddar cheese for my pizza but you can use a variety of cheeses, like mozzarella cheese or asiago cheese.
- This keto breakfast pizza freezes well so place the extras in a freezer safe container and microwave to heat up for a quick low carb breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Just let it cool for a few minutes before you slice it. It’s a meal for anytime of the day. I hope you like this simple low carb breakfast pizza.
The nutrition per slice is: 307 cals
24.3g fat / 2.6g carbs / 0.5g fiber / 18.4g protein = 2.1g net carbs.
Other Low Carb Pizza Recipes
If you are looking for other keto pizza recipes, I have quite a few. Most use fathead pizza crusts which uses a mixtures of mozzarella cheese and cream cheese to make the dough. However some use spaghetti squash, cauliflower, ground turkey or ground beef for the crusts. Here are all of my low carb pizza recipes.
Low Carb Breakfast Pizza
This low carb breakfast pizza would be great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. An easy and tasty meal that is only 2.1g net carbs!
- 12 eggs
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 8 oz sausage
- 2 cups peppers, sliced or chopped
- 1 cup cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add peppers to microwave for 3 minutes.
- Brown sausage in cast iron skillet. (My skillet was 12 inches)
- Take out the sausage and set aside.
- Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper together and add to same skillet.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes until the sides start to set up.
- Add to oven and bake for 8-15 minutes. If you want a drier crust bake it for 15 minutes but if you want it more moist bake it for only 8 minutes.
- Take out and add sausage, peppers and cheese.
- Set under broiler for 3 minutes.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
The nutrition per slice is: 307 cals
24.3g fat / 2.6g carbs / 0.5g fiber / 18.4g protein = 2.1g net carbs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Or try some of these keto egg recipes – asiago arugula eggs, veggie breakfast biscuit or this breakfast kielbasa casserole.
I LOVE breakfast pizza. This recipe sounds delicious and right up my alley! Will be making asap!
Hi Andrea, I hope you like it! It’s simple but tasty.
Just made this recipe this morning for the family. What a hit it was!! Thanks so much for sharing as this will be a go to from now on!
So glad you liked it Eric!
I was surprised at the amount of eggs it takes to create this breakfast pizza but I can’t wait to try this. SO glad I came across this. Thanks for sharing.
Great idea! We have it for dinner. I use cream cheese as a “sauce” on top of the eggs then add pepperoni, sausage, spinach, onions and peppers and top with shredded cheese
Great idea Joe! I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks for taking the time to come back and sharing your tips. I appreciate it!
Good recipe, will definitely be making again! With my oven safe square pan, the eggs were pretty thick. I would do 9 eggs and 6 tbsp of heavy cream next time to thin out the egg base for a more equal balance of eggs to toppings. I topped with bacon, Sharp cheddar, pimentos, and banana peppers…yum.
Thanks for the input Linda! You combination of ingredients sounds yummy!
Can I substitute 1% milk for heavy cream?
Hi Bobbi, I use the cream for the fat content and because it’s lower in carbs than milk but if you don’t care about the carbs you can certainly use that. Hope you like it.
Do you think there’s a way to make this dairy free?
Let me think…..what about coconut milk? Not sure if that would be funky with the coconut taste. You could just try it with straight eggs. It probably won’t rise very much but that doesn’t really matter. I think that might be your best bet. Just don’t add the cream. Good luck! Let me know if it works out.
I just made this, this morning and it was delicious. My husband loved it too. Just found my to go to pizza. For 2.1 g of carbs???? Can’t beat that.
So glad you liked it! And thank you for taking the time to comment. Enjoy!
Hi, what do you mean by cream? Like cream cheese or like sour cream? Please and thank you
Hi Haylee, I meant heavy whipping cream. I have added that to the recipe. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
What if you forgot to add heavy whipping cream .what does the heavy whipping cream do .
HI Crystal, I might make it a bit dry that’s all. Hope it worked out for you!
How was it once you reheated it (from being frozen)? How did you reheat it?
It was fine once I reheated it. I just put it in the microwave but not for too long. Just a minute or two until it was heated through.
Hope that helps!
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Can you cook this another way if you don’t have a cast iron skillet?
If you have an oven safe skillet or pan you can use that. I’m sure you could bake it too, that is put it straight into the oven, but I would not be sure it would take to bake. Hope that helps!
Does this really call for 2 cups pepper? Or was that a typo?
Hi Sherry, it was a typo and thank you for pointing that out. Ugh! I meant peppers as in sliced peppers. I’ve fixed it. Thanks for letting me know about that and sorry for the inconvenience.
Looks delicious ????… Please I want to know the type of cream to use….. And also the one to use for an egg less mayonnaise
Hi, I used a heavy cream to keep the carbs lower. As for an eggless mayonnaise, I’m sorry but I have never made that so I’m not much help with that. Thanks for stopping by!
I want to make this breakfast pizza but note that your recipe calls for cream while a woman commented that it had eggs and cream cheese. Which is it please, cream or cream cheese. Much thanks.
The recipe calls for cream not cream cheese. I see that comment but I think she meant cream. Regardless it’s cream.
Thanks for stopping by!
This looks great, Can I get someone to give me a cast iron skillet size to use please, it looks like 10″ or 12″. Thank you.
It’s a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Eggs and Pizza, my two favorites! With dishes like this a low carb diet is no problem.
Yes Monica, if only I could keep away from sweets.
I love the low-carb goodness and my kids will go bonkers over this whole “pizza for every meal” concept. You just get me!
Breakfast Pizza! My son would be all over this! Can’t wait to share it with him!
Thanks Sara! I hope he likes it!
Such a clever idea! Never thought to make an egg pizza.
Hi Laura, I really liked it and next time I’m going for a pepperoni egg pizza. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
We love eating lots of eggs for breakfast when we do low carb! I bet extra pieces reheat well too!
They do reheat well. I even froze a few pieces for a quick lunch. Thanks for stopping by Sue!
I love how you made a crust from eggs and cream cheese! What a great idea!
I’d eat this cold, too!
Good idea! I don’t have any left but I will try that next time!
Love how bright and colorful this pizza is!
The Ninja Baker
Divine! Your frittata truly looks like pizza, Denise =) Thank you for providing a recipe for this breakfast at supper loving Ninja Baker =)
P.s. Always happy, too to add another great recipe for my iron skillet.
I’m loving my cast iron skillet. I don’t know what took me so long to buy one. Thanks for stopping by!
Great idea! I’d park this in the fridge and eat a big wedge for my breakfast for the rest of the week!
Thanks Liz! Since my hubby won’t eat eggs (crazy nut that he is) I ate half for lunch everyday and froze the rest.
Denise, this is such a great idea and perfect for the low-carb crowd that is craving pizza!
Thanks Kristen….that’s what I was going for.
Tammi @Momma's Meals
I’ve always wanted to make my own breakfast pizza! I can’t wait to try this because I love that it’s low carb and made in a skillet!
Thanks for stopping by Tammi!