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Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

What is better than eating a juicy cheeseburger or a fresh, hot slice of pizza? Combining the two of course! This Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe checks both of those boxes. Low carb and gluten free pizza crust, topped with homemade pizza sauce, a mix of cheeses, perfectly seasoned ground beef, crispy bacon, onions, garlic, tomatoes and even pickles. Yes! Pickles on pizza. Just trust me on this one.

a keto bacon cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

Ingredients in Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

low carb pizza topping all laid out in individual bowls to make a pizza

Ingredient Notes

  • Fathead pizza dough: The low carb pizza crust is made of a pretty traditional fathead dough – almond flour, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg, and spices. For a nut free variation, try my Nut Free Keto Pizza Crust.

  • Pizza sauce: While there are many delicious store-bought pizza sauces, I prefer to make my own. That way I can control the ingredients and skip the additives. Try my Paleo Pizza Sauce Recipe. To give it that perfect cheeseburger condiment taste, I mix a little yellow mustard into the pizza sauce.

  • Ground beef: You can’t really have a bacon cheeseburger pizza without the burger part! That being said, this is also delicious with ground turkey, chicken, or even bison. (more low carb ground beef recipes)

  • Onion and garlic: I like to cook the onion and garlic in with the ground beef to help them release their delicious flavors, but you can also just spread them over the top of the pizza before baking. If you are out of fresh onion and garlic, you can season the beef with onion powder and garlic powder, or even dried minced onion and garlic.

  • Cheese: It’s the chefs choice when it comes to cheese. I like to use a mix of sharp cheddar and mozzarella, but this keto pizza is delicious with just about any kind of cheese. For a true cheeseburger experience, try topping it with slices of American cheese. Try this Keto Cheese Sauce Recipe

  • Pickles: I know you are probably still trying to come around to the idea of pickles on pizza, but if you do not have any pickles on hand, you can spread a couple tablespoons of relish over the top of the pizza. Try these Dill Pickled Deviled Eggs.

Step by Step Directions

Step by step directions for making a low carb pizza crust

How to make fathead pizza dough

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute.

STEP 2: Remove from microwave and stir to combine. Return to microwave for 1 additional minute.

STEP 3: To the mixing bowl, add the egg, almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

STEP 4: Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Step by step directions for making a gluten free pizza

How to make Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

STEP 5: Line a 12 inch pizza pan with parchment paper. Spread the “dough” into a thin but even layer, covering the pizza pan. If the dough gets too stringy and unworkable, simply put it back in the microwave for 1 minute to soften.

STEP 6: Bake on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Watch it to make sure that it does not bubble up. Use a toothpick to pop any bubbles, if necessary.

STEP 7: To a skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

STEP 8: Sauté until the ground beef is cooked through and the onions are soft. Drain any excess grease.

Step by step directions for piling toppings on a homemade pizza

STEP 9: Mix the low carb pizza sauce with the yellow mustard and set aside.

STEP 10: Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the pizza crust. 

STEP 11: Top with half of these cheese.

STEP 12: Pile on ground beef, onion, and garlic mixture.

step by step directions for making a low carb cheeseburger pizza

STEP 13: Top with the remaining cheese.

STEP 14: Spread on the crumbled bacon.

STEP 15: Top with pickle slices.

STEP 16: Reduce oven to 350°F and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

a slice of bacon cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

More low carb pizza recipes

  • Supreme Pizza Stuffed Peppers
  • Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pizza Chips
  • Hasselback Pizza Chicken
a keto bacon cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  • Reheating: I recommend reheating this bacon cheeseburger pizza in oven or the air fryer.

  • Make ahead: You can make the fathead pizza dough ahead of time and either keep it in the fridge overnight or freeze it. If you are going to freeze it, you will want to make sure that you have shaped the dough into a pizza crust first.

  • Make a taco pizza: Season the ground beef with my Low Carb Taco Seasoning recipe and pile on some cheese, olives, tomatoes, avocado, or any of your favorite taco fixings.

  • Top it with eggs: Top this pizza with a couple of eggs cooked anyway you like to make a delicious keto breakfast pizza

  • Add mayo: pickles? mayo? Have I gone crazy? Perhaps! But this is also delicious with a swirl of mayo on top. Or to make it easier, you can always dip it in mayo.

  • Serve it with ranch: I don’t know about you, but for me, pizza isn’t complete without a good Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe to dip into.

cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use fresh mozzarella for fathead dough?

Fathead dough is best when fresh, but it can be frozen. For best results, I recommend forming it into a pizza crust before freezing.

Can you make fathead pizza crust ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the crust the night before and leave it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

a keto bacon cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

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a keto bacon cheeseburger pizza with ground beef, bacon, cheese, pickles, onion and garlic

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza – Low Carb, Gluten Free



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    30 minutes

  • Yield:
    Makes 1 – 12 inch pizza – 6 slices

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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Description

What is better than eating a juicy cheeseburger or a fresh, hot slice of pizza? Combining the two of course! This Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe checks both of those boxes. Low carb and gluten free pizza crust, topped with homemade pizza sauce, a mix of cheeses, perfectly seasoned ground beef, crispy bacon, onions, garlic, tomatoes and even pickles. Yes! Pickles on pizza. Just trust me on this one. 


Ingredients


Units

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour (I use this brand)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the Toppings

  • ½ cup low carb pizza sauce (get the recipe here)
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup diced onion (about 2.5 oz)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 15 dill pickles slices
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of sharp cheddar and mozzarella)


Instructions

For the Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir to combine. Return to microwave for 1 additional minute.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add egg, almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt and black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. (It will be stiff and hard to mix)
  4. Line a 12 inch pizza pan with parchment paper. Spread the “dough” into a thin but even layer, covering the pizza pan. If the dough gets too stringy and unworkable, simply put it back in the microwave for 1 minute to soften.
  5. Bake on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Watch it to make sure that it does not bubble up. Use a toothpick to pop any bubbles, if necessary.

For the Toppings

  1. Mix the low carb pizza sauce with the yellow mustard and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, over medium heat, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté until the ground beef is cooked through and the onions are soft. Drain any excess grease.

Putting it all together

  1. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the pizza crust. 
  2. Top with half of these cheese.
  3. Pile on ground beef mixture.
  4. Top with remaining cheese, crumbled bacon and pickle slices
  5. Reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

  • net carbs per slice: 6g
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • Reheating: I recommend reheating this bacon cheeseburger pizza in oven or the air fryer.
  • Make ahead: You can make the fathead pizza dough ahead of time and either keep it in the fridge overnight or freeze it. If you are going to freeze it, you will want to make sure that you have shaped the dough into a pizza crust first. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Pizza Recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 411
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 21g

Keywords: bacon cheeseburger pizza, hamburger pizza, keto pizza recipes, low carb pizza recipes, gluten free pizza crust, fathead pizza dough, keto cheeseburger pizza, pickle pizza

**Originally Published June 18th 2016 – Updated December 14th 2021**

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