A paleo-friendly low-carb meatza pizza is basically just a seasoned ground beef mix cooked flat to make a crust. Then, it's topped off with veggies. Perfect for pizza night!
I was in the mood for some yummy low-carb pizza. But, I wanted to try something a little bit different than the standard bread-like pizza crust.
You may have heard of a meat crust pizza referred to as "meatza." I decided to use tomato slices instead of sauce and added some chopped spinach to make this spinach tomato pizza.
I'm not sure where the idea of meatza came from, but it really is a novel idea. It's a perfect way to make low-carb pizza.
Just grab your favorite ground meat, season it, and roll it out into a dough.
Why you'll love it
This low-carb pizza recipe is super easy and brimming with flavor. It's a delicious way to enjoy your favorite type of comfort food.
This is a high-protein and grain-free pizza recipe. It's basically a meat pizza with tons of cheese melted on top. You are going to love every bite!
There are two parts to this meatza pizza - the meat crust and the toppings. Here is a bit more information about what you'll need:
The eggs are very important. They act like glue, keeping all the meat and ingredients together.
You also need Italian seasoning with some extra garlic powder and red pepper flakes. If you use garlic salt, just don't use extra salt.
I used two pounds of ground beef. If you wanted to, you could make the meatza with half ground beef and half Italian sausage (which is basically pork sausage).
I do not suggest using ground chicken or ground turkey because they do not have enough fat.
Instead of using any kind of high-carb sauce, I just use two fresh tomatoes on my meatza pizza. The fiber in the tomatoes means they will have fewer net carbs than a sauce will.
This is optional, but I definitely recommend it. The spinach contains essential nutrients and lots of fiber!
Finally, you'll also need shredded mozzarella cheese along with some shredded parmesan cheese.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Add marinara sauce. This will increase the amount of carbs, so add just a little bit.
- Use parchment paper. A piece of parchment paper will protect the pan as the meatza cooks. This will make cleaning up easier too.
- The meat doesn't have to fill the pan. Round the corners and it will bake just fine.
- Add fresh basil on top. This will really give it a delicious aroma and flavor.
The steps to make this gluten-free meat crust pizza recipe are really quite simple. Here's how I did it!
Mix eggs, parmesan and spices
Beat the eggs with the parmesan cheese and seasonings in a small bowl.
Add ground beef
Next, add the ground beef. Stir this together until it is completely mixed together.
Bake the meatza
Spread the meatza mixture on a baking sheet that has raised sides. Bake it and then drain off any grease.
Finally, put some sliced tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Broil until the cheese is golden.
????️ Serving suggestions
Serve meatza with the same things you would eat with other types of keto pizza.
You serve this pizza by the slice, so you don't even need a fork to eat it. Just pick it up in your hands and enjoy each cheesy slice.
For a dipping sauce, use this keto marinara sauce recipe!
The flavor combinations are endless for this meaty low-carb crust. Simply change the meatza toppings to customize the recipe. I think a bunch of low-carb vegetables would be delicious on top of this pizza recipe.
I think it would be a lot of protein to put meat toppings on a meat-based, low-carb crust. I prefer using the crust for a cheese or vegetable pizza. That way, you are getting a more complete meal.
Next time, I will try using low-carb pizza sauce and different toppings.
This is a great way to make a low-carb pizza without having to bother with a flour-based crust. However, if you'd prefer a more traditional bottom, check out my coconut flour or cauliflower pizza crust recipes.
You can also make a chicken pizza crust if you'd rather use blander ground meat for your meatza.
Try a variety of vegetables for a veggie lover's pizza!
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about how to make meatza.
When you are on a low-carb diet, every carb counts. Pizza sauce can be keto-friendly, but you have to measure it. It's better to use tomato sauce, but even that is kinda high in carbs.
I use a rolling pin to make this nice and thin.
Some might call this meatza pizza a flat meatloaf covered with pizza toppings. So, regardless of what it's called, I just think it's a delicious low-carb meal that really satisfies.
If you enjoyed this meatza recipe, try some more of these keto beef recipes! They are some of my favorites.
- Corned Beef Casserole is a salty and savory meal that is perfect for feeding a lot of people at once.
- Keto Cheeseburger Casserole with Bacon is a simple ground beef recipe that’s perfect for a busy weeknight.
- Cheeseburger Pie is a tasty meal that you can save and reheat for lunch the next day.
- Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet Recipe is an easy skillet dinner that is a fun way to use up leftover cauliflower rice.
- Air Fryer Hamburgers are a perfect cookout recipe that makes a lot less of a mess.
Spinach Tomato Meatza Pizza - Paleo Low Carb
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tomatoes
- 9 ounces frozen chopped spinach cooked and drained
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- Beat the eggs with the parmesan cheese and all seasonings.
- Add the ground beef and mix until well combined.
- Spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet with sides (a jelly roll pan works well).
- The mix doesn’t have to fill the bottom of the pan, I made rounded ends.
- Bake for about 20 minutes in a 450 degree F oven.
- Remove from oven and drain off any grease.
- Place sliced tomatoes and spinach on top then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Return to oven on a high rack near broiler. Broil until cheese is melted and brown.
Array ( [serving_size] => 296 [calories] => 344 [carbohydrates] => 4.1 [protein] => 47.3 [fat] => 14.9 [saturated_fat] => 7.1 [cholesterol] => 162 [sodium] => 643 [potassium] => 730 [fiber] => 1.2 [sugar] => 1.1 [vitamin_a] => 3350 [vitamin_c] => 18.2 [calcium] => 130 [iron] => 22.5 [serving_unit] => g )
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First published April 9, 2012. Updated on March 10, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.