Everyone’s favorite high protein pizza crust is finally here! Slightly crispy, slightly doughy, topped with cheese, sauce, goodness! You would never know this very large single serving pizza is less than 400 calories and over 40 grams of protein!
I truly love this recipe so much and it is not secret that I often make it more than once a week. With over 40 grams of protein and no animal protein involved you cannot beat it! For those of you who celebrate lent like myself this is on repeat every Friday! Who doesn’t love a good pizza Friday anyways!?
Now before we dive in, let me preface that this crust will be of liquid consistency! It is not your typical pizza dough that you need to knead (lol). If you are looking for that recipe check out this 2-ingredient dough pizza!!
Ok, now let’s dive into this cheesy goodness!
What Do You Need To Make Protein Pizza?
Cottage cheese: I usually use fat free or 2% but any will do. I have tried to use fat free greek yogurt before, it does work but it does not provide as much flavor as the cottage cheese does. Now I know it sounds weird but I promise you it is not, it gives the crust a cheesy taste!
Liquid egg whites: You want to use the liquid egg whites out of the carton! I have never tried egg whites straight from the egg but I think the thicker consistency would make the crust harder to mix!?
All purpose flour: You will need a little over 1/4 of a cup so not too much!! You can sub this for gluten free flour as well!
Coconut flour: If you have ever baked / cooked with coconut flour you will know that a little goes a long way!? This recipe only requires about two tablespoons and really holds together the crust mixture!
Baking powder: Don’t forget this! Just a pinch is added but without it the crust will be flat flat flat!!
Oregano, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes: Some say the crust is a little plain without some seasonings so these are the ones I always add! You can add onion powder, salt and pepper or even some parmesan cheese if you would like!! I LOVE adding Pizza&Pasta Magic to mine.
Skim Mozzarella of Fat Free Mozzarella: Depending on your macros you can choose whatever you prefer! When my macros are lower I will opt for the Fat Free.
Pizza or Marinara Sauce: Both work just fine! I have used homemade sauce, store bought sauce and they are equally delicious! You can even go white pizza and not add sauce at all, just lots of cheese!
Cherry tomatoes and Fresh Basil: Optional but HIGHLY recommended. I love adding sliced cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It just is not the same without them!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can You Make The Protein Pizza Ahead Of Time?
Yes!! So I actually bake the crust ahead of time, let it cool and stick it in a little baggy to take over to my boyfriends on Friday nights, assemble it and bake it there! It works perfectly if I do say so myself!
You can also make just the batter and store it ahead of time for an easy pour and bake! I would say the crust batter will only last for a few days in the refrigerator though.. But I have never actually made it before I just know some people have!
Can You Modify This Recipe?
110% yes! I actually will manipulate the flour, egg whites, and cottage cheese depending on my macros for that day. For the most part it always works you just have to be conscious of too little flour and too much liquid, if that is the case it will not turn out well! I have used 35 grams of flour, 100 grams of cottage cheese and 120 grams of egg whites and it worked fine!
Do I Need A Pizza Stone?
No you don’t! But I highly recommend using a pizza pan! It makes the crust perfectly. Here is the one that I use. I will bake the crust on parchment paper, then after the first 10 minutes, I will take off the parchment paper, add the toppings, and bake it for 10 more minutes!
What Toppings Go Well With The Protein Pizza?
This is a fun one!! What toppings don’t go well with pizza?? Am I really asking that.. Yes.
I have not tried pineapple on this pizza AND I will say I rarely ever stray from my typical tomato, basil, and cheese toppings but thanks to everyone else I have some ideas up my sleeve!
White pizza: No red sauce, mozzarella cheese, fat free ricotta, and basil
Buffalo chicken pizza: Chicken, buffalo sauce, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing!
Chicken, bacon ranch: Chicken, bacon and ranch duh!
Peppers, onions and Sausage: Chicken sausage, peppers, and onions. Yum!
Dessert pizza: Did I just do that? Nutella, fruit, powdered sugar.. Just don’t add the spices to the crust lol!
The options are ENDLESS!!! What are your favorite ways to make this pizza!? Tag us if you make it ! @haleynicolefit and @morganeatsmacros_
How Can I Track It?
This can be found under HNFit Protein Pizza in MyFitnessPal for easy logging and tracking!
Macros for the entire pizza (with toppings): 385 calories, 47.2 carb, 3.1 fat, and 40 protein
- 60 grams 2% cottage cheese
- 100 grams liquid egg whites
- 40 grams all purpose flour
- 10 grams of coconut flour
- 3 grams of baking powder
- oregano, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes to taste, Pizza&Pasta Magic is my favorite to add
- 1-2 tbs of water optional
- 5-7 cherry tomatoes sliced
- 45 grams fat free mozzarella
- 90 grams marinara sauce
- fresh, chopped basil
- Preheat oven to 500 F
- Mix together the ingredients for the crust in a bowl with a fork, this will be "liquidy"
- Pour the crust onto a parchment lined baking sheet, shape into a circle, bake for 10 minutes
- While the crust is baking slice your tomatoes and basil
- When the crust is done, remove the crust from the parchment paper, place back on pizza pan, top with cheese, sauce, and basil
- Bake for another 10 minutes
- Slice and enjoy
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Serving Size1 pizza with toppings
Amount Per Serving Calories 385Total Fat 3.1gSaturated Fat 2.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 16.2mgSodium 819.9mgCarbohydrates 47.2gFiber 3.6gSugar 2.4gProtein 40g