Keto Big Mac Pizza

Keto Big Mac Pizza

Keto Big Mac PizzaIt would be difficult to overstate how delicious this keto Big Mac pizza is. I didn’t even realize how much I liked Big Macs until I started into the keto Big Mac copycat kick, using Big Mac flavors on basically anything at all, including the pizza. I haven’t had a McDs burger since 1995, October 2nd, noon Central Time to be precise. It was the day of the O.J. Simpson verdict and I was in grad school in Bloomington, IN. My friends Matt, Sheila, and husband Sander walked from campus to our apartment to watch the verdict and grabbed lunch on the way. The only restaurant open on all of Kirkwood Ave was McDonalds. All other restaurants were closed, presumably because everyone was home watching the verdict. That was it. 1995. You might guess that I haven’t been big on Mickey Ds. In fact, I am not a fast food person at all but I will give Mc Ds its cred: it knows something about flavor. The Big Mac flavor combination is perfection and hits in a deep, emotional place.

So to achieve the Big Mac pizza and keep it keto, you’re going to pay special attention to the special sauce and to the pizza crust itself. Those are the big ones that can throw you off track.

For the pizza crust, I do recommend the fathead dough pizza, a recipe you can find here. You can make your crust with all mozzarella but I do tend to go half mozzarella and half cheddar, just because the cheddar flavor goes so well with the hamburger theme.

Ingredients for the Crust

Keto Big Mac Pizza

  • 1 3/4 cups grated mozzarella (or add half cheddar)
  • 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Drops of liquid smoke (optional)

Ingredients for the Top

  • 1 cup special sauce (recipe here)
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (or combine with mozzarella)
  • 20 dill pickle slices
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded

Keto Big Mac Pizza Steps

Keto Big Mac Pizza

  1. Make your pizza crust, following instructions here.
  2. With a hot crust, you are going to use some “special sauce” as your pizza sauce base, about 1/2 cup, reserving the rest for the top.
  3. Add cooked ground beef and cheddar cheese. (Use half mozzarella here too if you enjoy the stringy nature it brings to pizza.)
  4. Put the pizza back in the oven until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Top your hot pizza with dill pickles, ice berg lettuce, and additional special sauce.
  6. Slice and enjoy.

The calories are a bit over-estimated in the nutritional profile here because there is no decent value for the “special sauce” I use. In the calculator, I use mayonnaise instead which approximates the carbohydrates well in the sauce but overstates the calories.

Keto Big Mac Pizza
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Keto Big Mac Pizza

This is a flavorful and keto-style Big Mac-inspired pizza!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword keto big mac pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 1381 kcal
Author Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups grated mozzarella or add half cheddar
  • 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch garlic powder
  • liquid smoke optional
  • 1 cup special sauce
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese or combine with mozzarella
  • 20 dill pickle slices
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded

Instructions

  1. Make your pizza crust.
  2. With a hot crust, use the Big Mac Special Sauce as the sauce on your pizza, about 1/2 cup, reserving the rest for the top.

  3. Add cooked ground beef and cheddar cheese.
  4. Put the pizza back in the oven until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Top your hot pizza with dill pickles, shredded ice berg lettuce, and additional special sauce.

  6. Slice and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Big Mac Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1381 Calories from Fat 981
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 109g 168%
Saturated Fat 47g 235%
Cholesterol 345mg 115%
Sodium 3064mg 128%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 82g 164%
Vitamin A 46.3%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 139.2%
Iron 35.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

As for keto eating, I did use a keto diet plus intermittent fasting to lose half my size, from 280 to 140. Read more here: keto diet with intermittent fasting. Do not miss the before and after photos!

About the Author Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!

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