Mouthwatering with ANY filling, this keto calzone recipe is impossible not to LOVEEE!
With this low carb pizza recipe as your base, you’ll never run out of healthy recipes idea again! Cheesy and warm, calzones are exactly what you need to curb your pizza craving! PLUS, you can easily swap the filling for different low carb dinners every time…
Low carb pizza might sound like an oxymoron to some, but not with this recipe friends! With my low carb recipes for dough and pizza sauce, it’s EVERY bit as tasty as the traditional kind!
So let’s get cooking!
Keto calzone recipe takes the traditional Italian folded pizza and revamps it to suit your low carb lifestyle!
Besides tasting heavenly, I love this recipe because:
- It only takes 40 minutes
- It’s high in fat and protein
- It’ll satisfy your pizza cravings
- The filling is super customizable
- It’s hearty and downright delicious!
Don’t fret if you’ve never made calzones before! It’s simple enough that you can be a pro in no time!
There’s only 5 things needed for this keto calzone recipe.
Low Carb Pizza Dough – I like to use my own low carb pizza crust. It’s made from almond flour, which makes for a nutrient-dense crust that tastes stunning. And because the almond flour pizza crust is gluten-free, I add psyllium husks to hold the dough together and make it fluffy.
To avoid any unnecessary carbs, instead of flouring the surfaces, I like to roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Make sure the dough isn’t rolled too thin to avoid tearing.
The dough will be sticky! It’ll be easier to handle with slightly damp hands. And you can use the moisture to smooth out any tears when you fold it.
Low Carb Pizza Sauce – You can use store-bought or follow a homemade recipe. I again prefer homemade because it means I get to control exactly what’s in my sauce.
If you’re following my recipe, it’s a good idea to get it started first thing because it takes a while to simmer and thicken to the proper consistency. I like to let it keep cooking while I prepare the other ingredients. (The herbs make the entire kitchen smell remarkable!)
Italian Sausage – Italian sausage is a classic move, but you’re more than welcome to try other meats! Pepperoni, sausage, prosciutto, meatballs—whatever you want!
Mozzarella Cheese – Mozzarella is my go-to choice for calzones, but there’s nothing stopping you from choosing other kinds! Pick any low carb cheese of your desire, or mix them half and half!
Red Onion – After you cook the sausage, use the same pan to saute the red onions. It’ll give them an extra boost of flavor. If there’s not enough grease leftover, just add more oil to the pan.
Tools To Make
Here’s what you’ll need to make this AMAZING keto calzone recipe:
- Large nonstick
- Paper towel-lined plate
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
Keep calzones in airtight containers in the fridge.
Reheat it in the oven/toaster oven to re-crisp the crust for a quick but DELISH healthy dinner ideas or lunch. A microwave will work as well, but won’t crisp the crust.
Can You Freeze This?
Freeze keto calzones by letting them cool, then sticking them in freezer safe containers. Label it with the date and recipe before freezing.
Meal Prepping Tips
An easy way to meal prep this keto calzone recipe is to double it, then freeze as instructed above. You’ll be set with sensational low carb dinners all week!
You can also meal prep low carb breakfasts by stuffing the pizzas with eggs, bacon, and cheese.
I love that you can customize keto calzones to suit whatever cravings you have! Here are some fun ways to go about it:
What Are Some Veggie Fillings??
All the best pizza toppings!!! To name a few:
- Mushrooms (or, check out my portobello mushroom pizza!)
- Thinly sliced zucchini (ala zucchini pizza)
- Diced bell peppers
- Chopped eggplant (eggplant pizza is always a winner!)
Can I Use Different Kinds Of Dough?
I personally love all the different doughs available for low carb pizzas. It’s so much more creative than traditional wheat-based dough!
My pizza dough of choice for this is recipe is made from almond flour and psyllium husk (link in recipe card below). I’ve found it to be the BEST dough for shaping calzones, but you’re welcome to experiment with other crusts!
Fathead pizza is another low carb dough made from cheese and cream cheese!
If you have a nut allergy, check out this coconut flour pizza crust. I haven’t tried making calzones with it, but I think it’d work well!
Then there are veggie-based pizza crusts like cauliflower pizza crust. Although it’s unbelievably delicious, it’d be the SUPER difficult to fold, so I’d recommend keeping these crusts for regular-shaped pizzas.
How Can I Add More Protein?
You can EASILY add more protein to your keto calzone by cooking it up and adding it to the filling!
What Kind Of Dip Can I Pair This With?
Serving the keto calzone recipe with extra pizza sauce is a no brainer. But that’s not the only delish option…
If you love dipping your pizza, you can try these fun pairings:
- Ranch Dressing (a classic!)
- Veggie dip
Healthy pizza is the ultimate comfort food. For more finger licking recipes like this one, check out these:
Keto CalzonePrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 Low Carb Pizza Crust (note 1)
- 1 egg whisked
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Fillings of choice. For pepperoni:
- 3/4 cup Low Carb Pizza Sauce (note 2)
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
For Italian sausage:
- 3/4 cup low carb pizza sauce
- 1/2 pound italian sausage cooked + crumbled
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- Prep. Preheat oven to 425 F and make the keto pizza dough per the recipe. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut a 2nd sheet of parchment paper in half and grab a bowl of water.
- Form the calzones. Use wet hands to press each ball into a flat disc on half a sheet of parchment. Spoon pizza sauce onto 1/2 of the disc, leaving about 1" around the edge of the dough. Sprinkle cheese and toppings of choice on top. Use the parchment paper to help fold the dough over itself. Depending on how full the calzone is, you'll probably need to stuff some of the filling back inside before you crimp the edges. Peel back the parchment on half of the calzone, and use wet fingers to roll the edges over itself to seel the filling in. Repeat for all 4 calzones.
- Bake. Place calzones on prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the whisked egg, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake in the preheated over for 21-23 minutes, or until the top is golden. Wait a few minutes before slicing. Serve with extra pizza sauce, and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Dough - Feel free to sub in any pizza dough you prefer, although my low carb pizza dough is amazing and EASY.
- Pizza sauce often contains added sugar. Feel free to make your own, or read labels carefully.
- The toppings shared are suggestions, feel free to swap and add whatever you prefer!
- Nutritional information for the Italian sausage version: carbs | net carbs
- Nutritional information for the pepperoni version: