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10 High Protein Pizza Toppings (Low Carb Friendly!) 🍕

Trying to lose weight or maybe bulk up and wondering if you can still enjoy pizza? 'Course you can! Here are some high protein pizza toppings that are low carb too.
# NAME Protein per 100gCarbs per 100g
Updated on Dec 11, 2023

Love pizza but don’t want to cut it out of your diet? Don’t worry – there are plenty creative ways to make it healthier and low carb for weight loss.

Here are Mealprep’s top 10 high-protein, low-carb, keto-friendly pizza toppings. These toppings are tasty, healthy, and satisfying. You’ll enjoy your homemade pizza even more!

The Best High Protein Pizza Toppings (Low Carb) 🤤


Protein per 100g: 27g

Carbs per 100g: 0g

Chicken pizza, especially BBQ chicken pizza might be my all-time favourite. High protein and low in carbohydrates, chicken is a must on your healthy low carb and high protein pizza.

You can easily grab some chicken from the deli counter that’s pre-cooked, or you can cook up your own chicken breast prior to adding it to your pizza. Chicken is high in vitamin B12, typtophan, choline, zinc, iron and copper.


Protein per 100g: 29g

Carbs per 100g: 0.1g

Turkey is another low carb high protein pizza option with 29g of protein and 0.1g of carbs. Rich in protein (higher than chicken), and a lean protein so it’s low fat, turkey is a great source of B vitamins, minerals and may even help support heart health. Not something you’d typically find on a traditional pizza, but defintiely one to give a try!


Protein per 100g: 21g

Carbs per 100g: 1.5g

Crispy ham on a pizza? There’s nothing better. High in protein and low in carbs, if you love Hawaiian pizza, it’s good news for you! Similiar to ham, pepperoni is also high in protein (23g) and low in carbs (0g), so if you love pepperoni pizza, it’s also good news for you.


Protein per 100g: 24g

Carbs per 100g: 0.2g

Not everyone loves seafood on pizza, but if you do, prawns are a high protein and low carb topping that go well with a bunch of different veggies. You can pre-cook and marinade your prawns in some garlic and chilli for a spicy and tasty hit, if that’s your thing!


Protein per 100g: 13g

Carbs per 100g: 1.1g

Eggs florentine pizza is a simple way to ramp up the protein content of your homemade pizza, and all you have to do is crack and cook an egg in the middle of it! Not to mention if you cook the egg just right, you’ll have some gooey runny yolk to dip your crusts into.

Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also have vitamin A and several other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline.


Protein per 100g: 19g

Carbs per 100g: 2.4g

Ever thought about making your own homemade pesto as an alternative to a tomato sauce based pizza? Or, smothering pesto on top of your cheese? It’s high protein and low carb and quite frankly, super delicious. Try this keto basil pesto!

Portobello Mushrooms

Protein per 100g: 2.1g

Carbs per 100g: 3.3g

I know not everyone loves veggies on pizza. However, veggies can be a great low carb and high protein addition to your pizza. Of course, not as high protein as meat, but something’s better than nothing!

I love the taste and texture of portobello mushrooms, and they go great with an extra heaping of high protein parmesan cheese and sprinkled with some oregano.


Protein per 100g: 2.9g

Carbs per 100g: 3.6g

In terms of high protein veggie pizza toppings, it doesn’t get much better than spinach – it was Popeye’s veggie of choice for a reason! Spinach has also been known to have cancer preventing properties, aid in good bone health, reduce blood sugar, it’s good for your eye-sight… it has so many benefits.

It’s a great option for vegans or vegetarians too – I’d recommend a spinach, mushroom and garlic pizza for some serious high protein kick!


Protein per 100g: 1.9g

Carbs per 100g: 5g

Not your typical pizza topping, but I love cauliflower pizza (I love it as a pizza base too!) Cauliflower and cheese make an excellent combo – especially mozzarella and parmesan! Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, containing some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need.


Protein per 100g: 2.8g

Carbs per 100g: 6.6g

Anytime I eat broccoli I feel like I’m the healthiest person alive, so safe to say I love adding it to my pizza for a high protein low carb kick. Full of calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, niacin and so much more, don’t forget about this humble veggie next time you do healthy pizza night at your house.

High Protein Pizza Cheese 🧀

High-protein cheese is essential for a healthier pizza, and luckily, we’ve got a detailed article on the best high-protein, low-carb cheeses available at supermarkets.

  • Parmesan cheese is a top choice, offering 32.6g of protein per 100g and less than 1g of carbs.
  • And let’s not forget about Mozzarella, a pizza staple. It has 25.9g of protein per 100g and also less than 1g of carbs. Combining Parmesan and Mozzarella gives you a pizza that’s both high in protein and low in carbs.

What About A High Protein Pizza Base? 🤔

Pizza bases tend to be where most of the calories in pizza comes from, so safe to say you’ll want to make sure you’re buying or even making your own low carb pizza crust.

Some common low-carb high protein pizza dough options include:

  • coconut flour
  • almond flour
  • cauliflower

If you’re searching online for a keto pizza recipe, you’ll often find a crust recipe made from cauliflower. It’s gluten free, high protein and low carb – what more could you want?

Woolworth’s also sells a high protein lower carb thin pizza base that looks pretty good. Per 100g you’ve got:

  • 270 calories
  • 14.9g protein

Low Carb Pizza Sauce 🥫

Can’t forget about the pizza sauce! A taste and low carb pizza sauce I love is olive oil and garlic. Brush it on a keto pizza crust and hey presto, you’re well on your way to the best healthy pizza of your life.

As we mentioned before as well, a pesto pizza sauce is a great low carb high protein option as well, or even a classic tomato sauce pizza sauce is a good bet (as long as you check the sugar content if you’re looking at store-bought).

Comparing Domino’s Pizzas 🂋🍕

If you’re curious how popular Domoni’s Pizzas compare in terms of protein and calories, here’s a list:

Pizza TypeCalories per sliceProtein (g)
Cheesy Garlic with Crème Fraiche1254.9
Simply Cheese1235.9
Ham & Cheese1216.0
Spicy Lovers1275.4
Spicy Veg Supreme1265.3
Loaded Pepperoni1446.2
3 Meats1486.9
Spicy Spinach & Feta1235.0
BBQ Meatlovers1516.8
Double Bacon Cheeseburger1627.3
Spicy Peppy Paneer1445.8
Pepperoni Deluxe1707.9
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom1346.1
Butter Chicken1346.4
Chicken Supreme1246.1

At the end of the day, pizza if you love pizza, you can find creative ways to fit it into your daily or weekly macros.

Just remember: thin crust, double the protein and reduce the sauce and you’re well on your way to a high protein, low carb pizza.

High Protein Low Carb Pizza FAQs 👀

What are some other low carb high protein toppings?

There are actually plenty of low carb high protein pizza toppings for you to choose fro! In terms of cheese, ricotta and feta are also delicious options, while ground beef is a great meat choice (and goes great with pinapple and musroom). And if you’re looking for another green option, give zucchini or kale a go!

Should I avoid pizza on a low carb diet?

Everything in moderation is key, yet when you’re on a specific low carb diet, you really are limited with your daily carbs and when it comes to traditional pizza, it’s not exactly known for being low carb. However, making your own pizza at home with a keto pizza crust, low-carb sauce and low carb toppings mentioned in this blog, there’s nor eason you can’t enjoy pizza from time to time on a low carb diet.

What is the healthiest pizza to order when getting takeaway?

When ordering takeaway pizza, opt for the thinnest crust available, and double the meat. Reduce the sauce (BBQ is often very high in sugar – so opt for a tomato base), load it with veggies and parmesan and you’re good to go!

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Ally Burnie
Ally Burnie
Health & fitness journalist and presenter based in Melbourne/Naarm with a passion for – you guessed it - health and fitness, cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, and travel.


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