Keto Lahmacun Recipe (Turkish Pizza)

Lahmacun is a delicious Turkish recipe that is basically an ultra-thin and crispy pizza! It's topped with flavorful ground beef sautéed with onion, tomato and the perfect blend of fresh herbs and spices.

Keto Lahmacun Recipe

Everyone loves a hearty Lahmacun! This keto version is made low-carb with our favorite fathead dough. It’s topped with ground beef and onions simmered in a rich tomato sauce.

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Keto Lahmacun Recipe

What is Lahmacun?

Lahmacun is a super-thin piece of round dough topped with minced meat, vegetables, herbs and spices that is then baked. It is often called a Turkish pizza or Armenian pizza and is a very popular dish in both countries.

The most common ingredients are minced beef or lamb, tomatoes, onions, parsley, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin and cinnamon. It’s a well-known street food that is crispy, spicy and packed with flavor.

It’s easy to make and by using fathead dough, lahmacun can be made low-carb and keto-friendly!

Keto Lahmacun Ingredients

Low carb lahmacun ingredients

How To Make Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

First, you’ll need to make the fathead dough used as the flatbread for our lahmacun. We have a super-easy keto fathead dough recipe that only needs 4-ingredients, check it out here.

Lahmacun made with fathead dough

Once your fathead dough is ready preheat your oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit while you prepare the toppings. Heat your grapeseed oil in a pan and sauté the ground beef and minced onions for 10-minutes.

While it cooks season with salt, paprika, cumin and cinnamon to taste. Finally, add the tomato puree and simmer for another 1 to 2 minutes.

How to make lahmacun

Spread the topping evenly over the fathead dough circles and then bake for around 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Once the edges are golden brown your lahmacun is ready to eat!

Best Lahmacun Recipe with Fathead Dough

Keto Lahmacun Recipe (Turkish Pizza)

Our low-carb Lahmacun is a thin and crispy Turkish pizza made with fathead dough. It's topped with flavor-packed minced beef made with onion, tomato, paprika, cumin and cinnamon.
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Turkish, Armenian, Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Chelf


For the Fathead Dough

  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • 1/5 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For the Toppings

  • 1 1/2 cups Ground Beef
  • 1 large Onion minced
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/6 tsp Cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil


To make the Fathead Dough

  • Mix the mozzarella cheese with the cream cheese and almond flour in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. (If you are using a microwave oven for the recipe).
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on high, or use a sous vide* for 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir to incorporate the ingredients. Add the egg and season with salt.
  • Place the dough between two pieces or parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin or a tall glass to make thin round pieces.
  • Place on a baking pan and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 390°F.
  • *Sous Vide: Prepare a water bath by filling a pot with hot water. Bring to a gentle simmer. Place the ingredients you need to cook in a heatproof bowl, saucepan, or zip lock bag and place the bowl or bag in the simmering water.

To make the Lahmacun Toppings

  • Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the ground beef with the onions for 10 minutes, seasoning with salt, paprika, cumin and if using- cinnamon to taste. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread the mixture on the fathead dough circles.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until the edges of the dough turn golden brown.
  • Serve hot.


Net Carbs: 4.1g


Nutrition Facts
Keto Lahmacun Recipe (Turkish Pizza)
Amount Per Serving (1 lahmacun)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 152
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.9g26%
Saturated Fat 5.8g36%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 571mg25%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 18.6g37%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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