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Protein Sparing Pizza Crust

Protein Sparing Pizza Crust

Over 10 years ago I wrote a recipe for Deep Dish Keto Pizza Crust that is almost like this Protein Sparing Pizza Crust but I thought I should tell you my new protein sparing recipe it since so many of you are loving how you feel doing my Protein Sparing Modified Fasting protocol!

This Protein Sparing Pizza Crust is my favorite way to eat keto pizza! I feel the best after eating it.

Other keto pizza crusts often make me feel too full and weighed down; but not this Protein Sparing Pizza Crust!

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Protein Sparing Pizza Crust

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Bread, Carnivore, Dairy Free, Main Course, Nut Free, PSMF Recipes, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 69




  • Primal Kitchen Pizza Sauce
  • Diced Ham
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Mozzarella Cheese/Goat Cheese/Feta omit for max weight loss
  • Olives


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip the whites until very stiff, about 5 minutes. Turn the mixer to low and add the protein powder to the whites. Mix until combined. Add the spices if using.
  • Spray a lasagna pan or 15 inch cast iron skillet with Primal Kitchen avocado oil spray and spoon the mixture into it. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings (eliminate cheese for protein sparing days). Return to oven and bake another 5-10 minutes or until crust is baked through and cheese is melted and starts to brown.


Calories: 69 | Fat: 0.2g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fiber: 0.3g | P:E Ratio: 15.6



“I weighed myself today at the 3 week mark of doing The cleanse+2-3 PSMF (protein sparing modified fast) days a week, and I am pleased to report I’ve lost 11 lbs, 2 inches from my waist, and and inch and a half from my hips; I’ve also lost a total of 101 lbs doing Emmerich Keto.

Thank you so much, Maria Wojcik Emmerich and Craig Emmerich, for all the books and recipes, the wealth of knowledge, the encouragement; just everything; I could not have had any better companions on this journey back to health and well being.

I’m within 20-25 lbs of my first weight loss goal, and I’ve gained so much in knowledge and how to take charge of my life and make the changes that work long term, and most days I feel amazing,
Some day, I’ll look up and post my before picture; at 268 lbs understandably there weren’t many taken.

With a grateful heart, I thank you all. 💕💖💯” -Jackie


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Deep Dish Pizza


Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Harold Warntz says:

    Thanks for the recipe but I don’t see any nutritional information per serving. Could that information be included with this and future recipes

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I added it above.

    • Bonnie says:

      Maria, I’m Canadian & was unable to get the brand of egg white protein powder that you recommended, but I tried. There is no scoop in my powder. How much would your scoop be equal to in your bread & pizza crust recipes?
      I bought 2 cookbooks online and love them both. Thank you for sharing all your experiences & knowledge. I’ve lost 10 lbs & your PSMF helped me out of a weight loss stall.

  • Shay Gartner says:

    Is that nutritional information for the crust only?

  • Carole Hoffer says:

    Yay Pizza! It used to be the pivital force that knocked me out of fat burning. And now I have so many choices! PSMF pizza crust, Carnivore and more! I have my pizza meal on a non PSMF day so I can have a bit of Cheese! I use a tiny bit of sauce to keep carbs low and there must be pepperoni and a few slices of 2 green olives. Yum! Crust or No crust.

    Maria and Craig-thank you for swapping my food nemesis into my new super power! With measuring and planning I can have my Pizza…and eat it too!

  • K says:

    Ingredients says egg white powder, instructions say protein powder, and note says not to use whey.
    Was the egg white powder in the ingredients a typo?

  • S says:

    Is this the bread recipe as well, just bake in loaf pan instead of skillet? Thank you for sharing.

  • Fghijk says:

    You said “do not use whey, it is bad for weight loss”. Why is whey bad for weight loss? Don’t body builders drink whey protein powder?

  • Melissa says:

    This is great! Can you confirm my assumption that the optional toppings are not included in the macros?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      It is just the crust. If I don’t include measurements for ingredients then they aren’t included in the nutritional info.

  • Star says:

    Why is whey bad for fat loss?

  • Renita Heiman says:

    Can we use organic egg whites from a carton? and have good results?

  • Amy says:

    Can your recipes that include egg white powder be made with fresh egg whites and less liquid ingredients? I haven’t been able to find egg white powder anywhere locally and on Amazon it is pretty pricey.

  • Jennifer says:

    I look forward to trying this after I switch back to keto. I just bought your carnivore book and am going to try that for a while. (I love fathead style crust, but I think it needs to be a treat rather than a weekly staple.)

    Is the egg white powder sold in stores?

  • Cheryl says:

    What do you do with all the egg yolks used during PSMF days. 54-56 egg yolks per week is a lot

  • Darla says:

    Is there any substitute for egg white protein pwd? We cant get it where i live and no amazon doesn’t deliver here. So many recipes call for it.

  • TS says:

    Can you use something other than cast iron? Or just a sheet pan.

  • Jean says:

    Hi Maria!

    The jay robb unflavored is out of stock everywhere! Any substitute egg white protein powder!? Thanks so much! Just listened to your podcast with Matt at ketoconnect. You always inspire me!



  • Shari says:

    I can not wait to try this crust recipe. What is the black thing on your arm? Thanks

  • Jenn says:

    I found the crust a bit dry and chewy. Do you think I over cooked it maybe?

  • DH says:

    I found it chewy too but mostly in a good way. Good for pizza you can pick up! The whole time I was making it I kept thinking it looked like a giant meringue and wondering how it would taste. We were pleasantly surprised. Now I want to find a low carb recipe for pavlova LOL.
    Thanks Maria!

  • NATHALIE says:

    how many grams 1/2 cup of egg white protein ?

  • Megan says:

    Pizza is BACK!! Thank you, Maria! Your PSMF crust holds its own…as a pizza crust. I have been eating keto for almost three years, but never really cared for the meat-based crusts or the fathead dough. Yesterday my husband and I used this recipe with our 11″ cast-iron pan. It was extremely deep-dish due to the smaller pan. But still awesome. For Science, we repeated the recipe today, but baked in two batches for thinner crust (and…two pizzas). Absolutely fantastic. The crust pulled away from the pan towards the end, resulting in a very attractive pie. It also didn’t stick at all.

  • Amy says:

    Loved this! Have tried chicken pizza crust and fat head and I like this the best. The texture is perfect and the taste is good and does not overtake the pizza (unlike the chicken crust). Looking forward to making the bread now. I will also be buying liquid egg whites to cook with the leftover yolks for a frittata. Yum

  • Tex says:

    Hey Maria, would whey protein actually work in this recipe even though it’s not recommended for weight loss? 🙂

  • Lark M says:

    Love and appreciate all the free recipes for us low-income folks trying to keep up. Would so appreciate if the recipes were printable like most other sites, so I could easily print and keep in my little kitchen binder. Thank you so much.

  • Bonnie says:

    Hi Maria, I was unable to buy the egg white protein powder brand that you recommended, I live in Canada & delivery wasn’t an option. What measurement would the egg white protein powder scoop be equal to?
    I’ve purchased 2 of your cookbooks & used PSMF to break a stall. Down 13 lbs & although it doesn’t seem like much I’m extremely happy because I’ve been stalled for a month. Thank you for all your videos & helpful knowledge & experience, I feel empowered with all I’ve learned from your website & YouTube channel.

  • Melanie says:

    I used taco seasoning in the crust and made it into a taco pizza! This is so yummy.

  • Barbara C says:

    Hi Maria! I was wondering why the amount of protein powder is double in this recipe compared to the other PSMF recipes (1/2 c. for 6 whites instead of 1/2 c. for 12 whites). I’m guessing it’s for texture?? Loving all these recipes…just made the PSMF bread into cinnamon rolls by piping the cinnamon/sweetener/butter mixture into the tops of the buns in a spiral design.

  • Grace says:

    Hi, this was my first attempt at making anything with egg white powder. Super easy to make. I found it a little chewy but not bad at all.

  • Anna says:

    So excited for my pizza in the oven. First time with the recipe but looks like a success. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful tips.

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