Banting / Keto Mushroom Pizza

Soft mushrooms with cheesy green toppings. Low in carbs, keto, and gluten-free.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Food & Drink Pairings, Gin & Mushroom, Lunch
Cuisine Banting, Keto
Servings 1 pizza



  • 90 g almond flour / ground almonds
  • 125 g mozzarella, grated(do not use pre grated mozzarella - it gets tossed with starch to keep it from sticking together and will prevent it from melting homogeneously)
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 large egg


  • 125 ml tomato purée
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 150 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced
  • 100 g mozzarella, grated
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Handful fresh rocket, to serve


For the dough:

  • Preheat oven to 200˚C, fan on.
    Place the almond flour, mozzarella and cream cheese in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
    Heat and keep stirring with a firm spatula or wooden spoon until melted and well combined.
    Remove from the heat and add the egg.
  • Working quickly, stir until the egg has been incorporated and the dough is smooth.
    Place the dough between 2 large pieces of baking paper.
    Roll out thinly into a ± 30cm pizza base.
  • Remove the top piece of baking paper and slide the dough onto a large baking tray.
    Prick the base all over with a fork.
    Bake for 8-9 minutes until golden.
    Carefully flip the base and bake for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side.

For the pizza:

  • While the base is cooking combine the tomato puree, dried herbs and garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and reduce until thickened. Season to taste.
    Heat olive oil in a frying pan and cook the mushrooms until barely tender but not cooked through. Season lightly.
    Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza base.
    Sprinkle with mozzarella.
  • Top with mushrooms, capers and jalapeños.
    Return to the oven and reduce the heat to180˚C.
    Cook until the cheese melts and is lightly golden brown.
    Scatter with fresh rocket, black pepper and serve.

Pairing suggestion:

  • Pair with a Hope Gin & Tonic garnished with wedges of fresh lime.
Keyword banting, keto, pizza