Low-Carb Pizza Crust Recipe with Soy Flour

Fun rolling the pizza dough
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Total Time 30 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 15 min
Yield 6 servings

Love pizza and want to make it work on a low-carb diet? This pizza crust is for you. It uses soy flour, which makes it lower in carbs and higher in protein than a wheat flour-based pizza crust.

If you're used to working with wheat flour doughs, you'll notice that this dough is more sticky. If you wet your hands, it will make the dough easier to handle.

You can shape it to be round or square. I like to make it into an oblong shape on a baking sheet topped with a silicone mat. Alternately, you can line the pan with oiled parchment paper. The protein powder makes the soy flour taste less like soy. 

Remember to be mindful of the carbs in pizza toppings. Look for a pizza sauce without added sugars, and add zero-to-low carbohydrate toppings, such as pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms and onions.


  • 1 cup soy flour
  • ½ cup neutral-tasting protein powder (I used whey)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoon oregano or other Italian seasoning
  • pinch black pepper and/or cayenne or other hot pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons worth of sugar substitute
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons oil (olive or other)
  • ¼ cup water (approximately)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together soy flour, protein powder, garlic powder, oregano, pepper, salt and sugar substitute.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together eggs, oil and water with a fork.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir. The dough will be sticky but should hold together. If it's overly stiff you can add a little more water.
  5. Spread dough out on a well-greased pan or a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. (I have never tried it on a pizza stone, but think that would also work.) Wet your hands or spatula so you can spread it out smoothly.
  1. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 to 14 minutes, or until light brown.
  2. Remove from oven and cover with pizza toppings. Replace in oven and finish baking (for a faster finish, use the broiler).

Nutritional Information: Each of 6 servings of the crust only has 5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber, 11 grams protein, and 170

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