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Keto Calzone – grain free, low carb and blood sugar friendly

close up photo of a golden brown keto calzone sprinkled with spices

Keto Calzone – grain free, low carb and blood sugar friendly

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
These keto calzones are a delicious grain free, low carb and blood sugar friendly alternative to traditional calzones, making them suitable for those following a low carb diet, a ketogenic diet or simply eating for optimal health and blood sugar balance. A quick google search tells me that Calzone is "an oven baked, folded pizza originally from Naples, Italy". Traditional fillings can include cheese, salami, ham, tomato, anchovies, olives, onions, chard, minced meat, fish or even cabbage.
I have used a nutrient dense combination of almond and lupin flours to create a high protein dough. This dough can then be filled with whatever you like. Keto-friendly ingredients include pepperoni, sausage, cheese, and marinara sauce. After filling, the dough is then folded over and baked until golden brown. The result is a flavorful and satisfying meal that closely resembles the taste and texture of a traditional calzone without all the carbs. Each keto calzone provides 35 grams of protein, 17 net carbs and a whopping 12 g of fiber in a warm and delicious hand held meal. Make these keto calzones ahead and take them on the go or freeze them for a convenient grab and heat dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6 calzones
Calories 726 kcal


  • mixing bowls
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin


Dough Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup lupin flour
  • 6 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk flakes 
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp everything bagel spice
  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • 1 egg

Filling Ingredients

  • ½ pound pepperoni, chopped (or use cooked sausage or ground meat like venison, bison or beef)
  • 8 ounces cheese, shredded (I used manchego)
  • 12 ounces marinara sauce I like Rao's

Finishing your Calzones

  • 1 egg, beaten to create an egg wash
  • 1 tbsp everything bagel spice  for topping your calzone


Make your Calzone dough

  • In a medium sized bowl, add dry ingredients: almond flour, lupin flour, arrowroot, psyllium husk flakes, sea salt and spice. Mix well.
  • Add yogurt and egg to the dry ingredients and mix well using a fork or a spatula.
  • Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll them into balls. If the dough is too sticky, dust with arrowroot. Roll each dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of about ¼ inch. Each dough circle will be about 6 inches across.

Assemble your Calzones

  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Sprinkle your dough with 2-3 tbsp cheese, 3 tbsp meat, and 2-3 tbsp sauce. Fold the dough in half and crimp the edges using your thumb.
  • Brush the outside of your calzone with egg wash and sprinkle with everything bagel spice.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve with a side salad and a dipping sauce of warm marinara. Enjoy!


To freeze these calzones, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. To re-heat, thaw them and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. If you like these Keto Calzones, try my veggie loaded Paleo Lasagna recipe, my Keto Green Curry Hand Pies, or my low carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza. If you like the idea of a sweet hand held dessert, try my low carb Cherry Hand Pies.
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