Quick & Easy Keto Crustless Pizza (3-Ingredients)

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Love pizza, but don’t have enough time to make a low-carb crust? Try this quick and easy keto crustless pizza that requires only three simple ingredients.

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Lately, there hasn’t been a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. So, I’ve been relying on quick and easy low-carb recipes to get me through the week.

A lot of times, I’ll just fry up a quick omelette with cheese. But, it gets to be pretty boring if you eat eggs for dinner every busy weeknight.

To change things up, I came up with this keto crustless pizza. It’s simply a slice of ham topped with sauce and cheese and it cooks much faster than a regular pizza. The entire recipe should only take about five minutes.

The sliced ham forms the crust for these little pizzas. And, you can make them in any amount you want. If I’m only making one or two, I just pop them into our toaster oven to brown the cheese.

You are going to love how quick this recipe comes together. It’s perfect for a fast lunch or even a snack.

📋 Ingredients

The best thing is that you only need three everyday ingredients to make this keto pizza. In fact, you likely have everything you need right in the kitchen!


I used thinly sliced ham that is already packaged as a lunch meat. Although it’s generally used to make sandwiches, the slices make the perfect base for a crustless keto pizza! Canadian bacon works well too.

Tomato Sauce

To keep the recipe simple, I used plain tomato sauce. For more flavor, you can add some basil, oregano, or other italian seasoning to spice it up.

You can also use a traditional red sauce like low-carb pizza sauce or marinara sauce instead. Just be sure to use a sauce with no added sugar to keep carbs low.


Mozzarella is the most common cheese to top off a pizza. I used pre-sliced which doesn’t have as much starch as pre-grated. Other cheese that works well includes parmesan, asiago, and gorgonzola.

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.

crustless pizza ingredients

💭 Quick tips

  • Use a toaster oven or air fryer for smaller servings. There’s no need to turn on a full-size oven if you are just making a couple slices. It only takes a couple minutes to brown the cheese in a toaster oven or air fryer.
  • Add your favorite toppings! I chose to make these plain and simple, but you can certainly dress them up if you’d like. Toppings like fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach, or bacon would be great additions.
  • Change up the meat. If you don’t like ham, try using other types of deli meat like turkey or chicken. You can even use leftover meat from a big family dinner.

🔪 Instructions

Before getting to the printable recipe card, I wanted to provide a quick overview of how to make this easy pizza. Here you’ll find some step-by-step photos.

Prepare base

The first thing you do is lay out the ham slices on a baking sheet. It’s best to use a rimmed pan to catch any juices that may run out of the meat or sauce.

There’s no need to grease the pan first. However, you can lightly brush it with avocado or olive oil if you prefer.

ham slices on baking sheet

Add sauce

The next step is to spread on your sauce. You’ll need about one tablespoon of sauce on each slice of meat. At this time, you can add in your favorite pizza toppings. Green peppers, black olives, and Italian sausage are great add-ons.

adding tomato sauce

Add cheese

The final step is to top each pizza off with cheese. Pre-sliced mozzarella cheese works perfect. But you can use a shredded cheese instead. A little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top is my personal preference to up the flavor.

adding mozzarella slices


The fastest way to cook the pizza is to place it under the oven broiler until the cheese melts and turns golden brown. But you can also bake it at 400°F until the topping is browned.

baked crustless pizza on baking sheet

🍽️ Serving suggestions

One prepared pizza is generally enough for a serving. However, there’s less than 3 grams of total carbs in each so you could have two for a more filling keto dinner if you’d like.

This crustless pizza makes a great appetizer too. You can cut the ham slices into smaller bite-sized pieces and make mini pizzas for snacks or hors d’oeuvres.

Want another great way to use the ham slices. I like to cut them up as an ingredient in my traditional breakfast cauliflower rice. Ham slices are a convenient low carb ingredient to have on hand!

pizza on white plate and sheet pan

🙋 FAQs

How many carbs in crustless pizza?

Each one of these single serving pizzas has under 3g total carbs each. That means you can enjoy more than one. Adding zero carb toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms won’t add any additional carbs.

What is a crustless pizza?

Just like a crustless quiche, any pizza without a traditional crust is considered crustless. Without a crust base, you’ll have to serve it in a bowl or it can be really messy to eat.

Who sells crustless pizza?

Most restaurants and pizza chains will accommodate a request for a pizza without a crust. Just ask to have the sauce and toppings baked in a pan and served as a pizza bowl.

How does one eat crustless pizza?

The great thing about using thin meat slices as the base for your pizza is that you can eat it with your hands if you wish. But most pizzas without crust will need to be eaten with a fork.

crustless pizza on plate with fork bite

Are you looking for more yummy keto pizza recipes? You’ll find a great selection of them right here on Low Carb Yum! Just take a look at some of these tasty bites.

  • Low carb pizza casserole is an easy dish made with just a few simple ingredients that pleases even those picky eaters.
  • Crock Pot pizza makes a great low-carb dinner that takes little time to prepare because there’s no need to make a homemade keto pizza crust.
  • Pizza boat is a delicious way to bake up your garden zucchini in summer.
  • Zucchini pizza bites are a tasty appetizer that gets them eating their veggies.
  • Keto chicken crust pizza is a high protein alternative to pizzas with a low-carb flour based crust.


📖 Recipe

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Crustless Pizza (Keto, Low-Carb)

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

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Love pizza, but don’t have enough time to make a low carb crust? Try this quick and easy pizza without a crust that requires only three ingredients to make.

Prep Time2 mins

Cook Time3 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

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Servings 6 people
Calories 129



  • Lay out ham slices on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Spread one tablespoon of sauce onto each slice.

  • Top off each ham slice with a slice of cheese.

  • Place under broiler (or in 400°F oven) until cheese is browned.

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Serving: 143g | Calories: 129 | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 12.9g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.7g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Net Carbs: 2.3 g | % Carbs: 7.2 % | % Protein: 40.5 % | % Fat: 52.3 % | SmartPoints: 4


( [serving_size] => 143 [calories] => 129 [carbohydrates] => 2.9 [protein] => 12.9 [fat] => 7.4 [saturated_fat] => 3.8 [cholesterol] => 31 [sodium] => 615 [potassium] => 131 [fiber] => 0.6 [sugar] => 0.7 [vitamin_a] => 50 [vitamin_c] => 3.3 [calcium] => 30 [iron] => 0.5

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Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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First published on December 9, 2016. Updated on December 24, 2021, with higher quality images and additional recipe information.


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