Eggplant Pepperoni Pizza Recipe (Keto Friendly!)
Are you looking for a keto diet friendly, low-carb alternative to traditional pizza crust?
If so, you can try one of two options I have for you! We recently made a cauliflower crust pizza, but if you are not into cauliflower, you may want to checkout our Keto Friendly Eggplant Pepperoni Pizzas recipe! Both are very delicious and are gluten-free and low-carb crust options.
Eggplant is one of those funny vegetables (fruit actually) that many people have no idea what to do with.
I enjoy eggplant breaded (you can make it keto-friendly with pork rinds), sauteed, and stir fried. It also makes an excellent pizza crust and holds cheese and meat-based toppings well. While little picky kids may not enjoy this recipe I know most adults looking to eat less breads will.
To make eggplant pepperoni pizza, here are the ingredients you will need (serves 5-6):
- 2 large egg plants – I purchased firm ones
- olive oil
- Italian Spices
- Mozzarella cheese
- Veggie toppings or pepperoni
- Tomato Sauce
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Spray two baking sheets with nonstick spray, or use parchment paper
Slice your eggplants to a 1/4 inch thickness
Line them on your baking sheets
Brush each piece with olive oil, and sprinkle them with Italian spices
Bake for 25 minutes
Remove from oven, and add your cheese, sauce and toppings
Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes
Use a spatula to remove each piece; serve with a nice garden salad.
How to make eggplant flavorful:
Eggplant is pretty lackluster on its own, its flavor really comes alive when the right spices, cheese, and tomato sauce are added.
Pre-baking the eggplant with olive oil and Italian seasoning really help to enhance the texture and flavor of this vegetable. I used a simple mozzarella cheese for my Eggplant Pepperoni Pizzas, but you can use Parmesan too for a more bold flavor.
What to pair with eggplant:
I paired my Eggplant Pepperoni Pizzas with a delicious salad topped with peppers, purple onion, and cucumber. You can also pair this with some stir-fried green beans, or an avocado salad.
You may also want to keep in mind that these pizzas will require a fork and knife as they do not crisp up like regular pizza.
Eggplant Pepperoni Pizzas Recipe
- 2 medium eggplants
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 lb Pepperoni
- 1 cup marinara use low sugar one
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Spray two baking sheets with nonstick spray, or use parchment paper for an easier cleanup
- Slice your eggplants to a 1/4 inch thickness
- Line them on your baking sheets
- Brush each piece with olive oil, and sprinkle them with Italian spices
- Bake for 25 minutes Remove from oven, and add your cheese, and toppings
- Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes
- Using a sturdy spatula to remove pizzas from the baking sheet
Check out this Keto-Friendly Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
Looking for Keto Croutons? Check out these Parmesan Crisps– perfect for a companion salad to these Eggplant Pizzas!