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The Best Keto Pizza with Keto Fathead Dough Crust

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This delicious keto pizza is perfect if you are missing pizza since starting a low carb, keto diet. It will totally hit the spot and help you stay in ketosis because one slice has only 3g carbs.

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What is Fathead Keto Pizza?

Fathead Keto pizza is low carb pizza recipe that it’s even better than the regular made from keto friendly ingredients. It is so similar in taste and texture to the classic pizza, and it’s made without any wheat flours!

Fathead dough is the base for this keto pizza crust. It needs only 4 ingredients: mozzarella cheese, almond flour, one egg, and cream cheese. On top of that, making this dough takes less than 15 minutes.

This mozzarella almond flour dough is a brilliant base for many keto recipes that need some sort of dough. You can make some delicious keto bagels with it, and they turn out unbelievably tasty and low in carbs.

Fathead Dough is good to eat in a keto diet because it’s:

  • Gluten-free
  • Low Carbs
  • Filling and Nutritious

You can use this low carb pizza crust as a keto bread substitute for sandwiches.

You can watch the video below to see how easy it to make a homemade keto pizza:

Ingredients for the keto pizza crust

ingredients for the keto pizza crust

I love to make fathead dough because it’s so versatile and you’ll be surprised to see that the main ingredient is mozzarella. You can even make delicious desserts using this dough.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make keto pizza:

Fathead Dough Pizza Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded, part skim
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten

Pizza Toppings

When it comes to low carb pizza toppings people are very picky. I love my pizza as in the pictures, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni slices and small bites of red pepper. Feel free to add:

  • Low carb Vegetables: Mushrooms, Peppers, Spinach, Zucchini Slices
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Tuna
  • Extra cheese
  • Spinach
  • Olives

How to make the keto pizza crust?

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Once you master the art of making keto fathead dough, you’ll want to use it in so many recipes. So grab all the ingredients and start working on this masterpiece.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  2. To make the dough combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and the softened cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute and a half and stir halfway to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Use a spatula to stir in the beaten egg.
  5. Use your hands, preferably oiled to knead the dough into a ball, for about 2 minutes.
  6. Spread the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a rolling pin and an additional piece of parchment paper on top if needed.
  7. Roll until the dough, add the toppings and bake for another few minutes.
  8. Enjoy a healthy keto pizza!

How many carbs are in the fathead dough?

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Given the fact that the ingredients are low in carbs including the almond flour, the nutrition for a serving of the dough (without any toppings, 1/6 of the whole recipe):

  • Total Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.5g
  • Net carbs 3.5 g
  • Calories 202.2 kcal
  • Protein 11.3 g
  • Fat 16.4 g

The serving size of this keto pizza is 2 slices, but sometimes I feel so full after the first one that I have to keep it for a snack or have it for dinner. The main benefit of making pizza with a mozzarella dough is that it’s very filling and satisfying.

Can I make the fathead dough with coconut flour?

Substituting the almond flour in this recipe with coconut flour is possible. If you want to make the pizza with a low carb coconut flour dough, you’ll have to add an extra egg and use 1/3 cup coconut flour instead of the almond flour.

I love that no matter what kind of nut flour you are using the taste is similar and nutrition facts slightly change.

What can I do if the dough is too sticky?

This often happens if the eggs are a bit larger if the almond flour is not fine grounded or if the cheese. There are a few tricks you can use to make sure your dough turned out perfect.

  1. If the dough looks watery add an extra tbsp of almond flour and try kneading the dough.
  2. To keep the dough sticking to your hands grease your hand with some olive oil.
  3. To make the dough easy to work with, chill the dough in the fridge.
  4. You can reheat the dough if the cheese hardens quickly to make it easier to knead.

How long should I bake the crust?

Depending on how thin you roll the crust, the baking time may vary, and you should always keep an eye on it, poke the bubbles (if any). The keto pizza crust bakes way faster than the regular one. It is usually ready for adding toppings after about 7-10 minutes.

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The Best Keto Pizza with Keto Fathead Dough Crust

Course Keto Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic Recipes
Keyword fathead pizza, keto pizza, low carb pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pizza slices
Keto pizza with fathead dough is a mouthwatering recipe that resembles very much to the real thing but has way fewer carbs. The low carb dough is chewy and delicious. If you haven’t made this low carb pizza with fathead dough, grab all the ingredients and dig in. You won’t regret it!

Ingredients


For the keto pizza crust

  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella shredded, part skim
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp oregano optional

For the toppings

  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/4 chopped red pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano to garnish

Instructions


  • Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and cream cheese.
  • Microwave on high for 90 seconds and stir the ingredients halfway to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated as the cheese is melting.
  • Using a spatula stir in the beaten egg.
  • Use your hands, preferably oiled to knead the dough into a ball, for about 2 minutes.
  • Spread the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a rolling pin and an additional piece of parchment paper on top if needed.
  • Roll until the dough is 1/4” thick. Using a fork, poke holes to prevent bubbles from forming.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the pizza crust is golden.
  • Spread the tomato sauce over the crust, sprinkle the cheese, top with pepperoni slices and add some chopped red pepper.
  • Bake for another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
243
Total Carbs
4
Net Carbs
3
Protein
12
Fat
19
Fiber
1
Sugar
1

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

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Keto pizza with fathead dough is a mouthwatering keto recipe that resembles very much to the real thing but has way fewer carbs. The low carb dough is chewy and delicious. If you haven\'t made this low carb pizza with fathead dough, grab all the ingredients and dig in. You won\'t regret it! #ketopizza
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9 comments
  1. I have no other keto/low carb pizza crust experience…but, this was great and hit the spot after not having any pizza for several weeks. It's filling and satisfying…although not like having a slice of your fav pizza from your fav pizza joint, but this is satisfying. My dough was a bit sticky and hard to deal with, but I managed to get it formed to a pizza crust. Thanks for the recipe!


  2. I made tHis and loved it.
    It put me in mind of eating a wheat tortilla. I will definitely be making this again.
    I warmed it up (oven) today for lunch and it was just as good


  3. The only problem I had is that the crust stuck to the paper, next time I think i’ll just do the first baking on the paper then take it off right before i put the toppings on. But otherwise it was awesome! It really does taste like regular crust, my picky husband ate it no problem! I felt like I was cheating, but I wasn’t! Whoot Whoot!! Thanks for the super great recipe! I just wonder what else I can make with it??

  4. Hello…I have made Fathead pizza dough a couple of times now and, even after spraying my pan, have found that it sticks terribly. It appears that you bake your crust on parchment paper. Do you spray the paper? I see another reader commented that their dough stuck to the parchment paper. What are your recommendations? Thanks!





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