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Fathead Pizza Crust

Keto friendly pizza?! Yes please!! This awesome Fathead Pizza Crust gives us the gift of keto pizza! Coming in at only 1.4 g net carbs per slice, this low carb pizza crust is healthy, easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes!

Pepperoni Keto Pizza sliced into 8 wedges.

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This post was originally published on July 11, 2018 and has been updated with fresh content and images, though the recipes remains perfectly the same.

One thing I can’t live without is pizza. What actually encouraged me to try a low carb lifestyle was when I made a keto pizza for the very first time. I thought alright, if I can have pizza, I’ve got this is the bag. Nick and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was!

It’s been years since that first time. It took me a few months of pizza making to perfect this Fathead Pizza Crust recipe, and it is still the version I always make. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Why it’s awesome

  1. Super low in carbs. This keto pizza crust is made with a whole bunch of cheese and some almond flour, making each slice only 1.4 g net carbs!
  2. Fast and easy. You want a simple weeknight meal? You’ve got it! No need to knead and proof, knead and proof like wheat flour pizza. Just mix it, melt it, mix it again and then roll it out and bake it. That’s it!
  3. Tasty! This Fathead Pizza Crust is totally delicious. Add whatever toppings you want for a seriously tasty keto pizza!

Ingredients

Fathead Pizza Crust ingredients laid out and labelled.

Mozzarella – I prefer to shred my own mozzarella because some of the pre shredded mozzarella you can buy contains corn starch. Aka carbs.

Parmesan – You can use either freshly grated parmesan or the shelf stable type. In this recipe it is used for flavour rather than texture, so it doesn’t matter what you use to make your low carb pizza.

Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning – This seasoning is one of my most favourite blends of all time! It’s really easy to mix up, doesn’t require any weird herbs and it surprisingly tasty in baked goods like this Fathead Pizza Crust, Low Carb Biscuits and Keto Flatbread.

How to make a Fathead Pizza Crust

Heat the oven to 400°. In a heat safe mixing bowl combine the grated mozzarella with the almond flour, parmesan, sea salt and spicy spaghetti seasoning, then mix the ingredients together. Cut the cream cheese into smaller cubes and place on top of the other ingredients.

Bowl with almond flour, mozzarella and spices mixed together with cubed cream cheese on top.

Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir with a wooden spoon and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the dough well with the wooden spoon, checking to make sure the cream cheese and mozzarella has fully melted. Mix in the egg and knead until it is fully incorporated.

Bowl of melted mozzarella/almond flour with a cracked egg.
Fathead Pizza Crust dough all ready to be shaped.

Place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment or wax paper over top and roll out the dough to form a circle (or whatever shape you desire). Prick the dough with a fork all over to ensure even baking.

Pizza pan with the Fathead Pizza Crust, ready to be baked.

Slide the parchment right onto a baking sheet or pizza pan and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the edge of the keto pizza crust has turned golden brown.

Remove the fathead pizza crust from the oven and flip it over so that the bottom is now the top.

Baked Fathead Pizza Crust next to dishes with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.

Decorate with Sugar Free Pizza Sauce, cheese and your toppings of choice.

keto pizza all ready to be baked.

Place the pizza back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

keto pizza fresh from the oven.

Slice into 8 and serve hot!

Pepperoni keto pizza sliced into 8.

Expert Tips

  1. If the cheese hasn’t fully melted, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until it has, before kneading in the egg.
  2. Do you find your parchment paper slides around too much? Try using a non stick baking mat! It will stick to your work station and then you can just slide the whole mat onto a baking sheet to bake your keto pizza crust.
  3. Need a quick, cost effective pizza sauce recipe? All you’ll need to make this Sugar Free Pizza Sauce is tomato paste, some dried herbs and water!
  4. How about a pepperoni stuffed crust pizza?! Slice a pepperoni stick lengthwise into quarters; you only need one for the whole pizza. Roll out your dough a little further than you normally would, place the pepperoni along the edge of the crust and then fold the dough over it. Bake as per recipe instructions and enjoy stuffed crust goodness!
  5. How about a tasty dip for that Fathead Pizza Crust?! I love mine with this Low Carb Ranch Dressing or Creamy Caesar Dressing.
  6. Have leftovers? This low carb pizza can either be reheated in the oven, microwave or enjoyed cold right from the fridge!
Keto pepperoni pizza sliced into 8.

Here are some Keto Pizza recipes you might like:

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This Fathead Pizza Crust will be your next best friend. It's low carb, acts like pizza and tastes LIKE PIZZA!

Fathead Pizza Crust

Keto friendly pizza?! Yes please!! This awesome Fathead Pizza Crust gives us the gift of keto pizza! Coming in at only 1.4 g net carbs per slice, this low carb pizza crust is healthy, easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 400°. In a heat safe mixing bowl combine the grated mozzarella with the almond flour, parmesan, sea salt and spicy spaghetti seasoning, then mix the ingredients together. Cut the cream cheese into smaller cubes and place on top of the other ingredients.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir with a wooden spoon and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the dough well with the wooden spoon, checking to make sure the cream cheese and mozzarella has fully melted. Mix in the egg and knead until it is fully incorporated.
  • Place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment or wax paper over top and roll out the dough to form a circle (or whatever shape you desire). Prick the dough with a fork all over to ensure even baking. Slide the parchment right onto a baking sheet or pizza pan and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the edge of the keto pizza crust has turned golden brown.
  • Remove the fathead pizza crust from the oven and flip it over so that the bottom is now the top. Decorate with Sugar Free Pizza Sauce, cheese and toppings, and put back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Slice into 8 and serve hot!

Notes

 

  1. Mozzarella– I prefer to shred my own mozzarella because some of the pre shredded mozzarella you can buy contains corn starch. Aka carbs.
  2. Parmesan– You can use either freshly grated parmesan or the shelf stable type. In this recipe it is used for flavour rather than texture, so it doesn’t matter what you use to make your low carb pizza.
  3. If the cheese hasn’t fully melted, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until it has, before kneading in the egg.
  4. Do you find your parchment paper slides around too much?Try using a non stick baking mat! It will stick to your work station and then you can just slide the whole mat onto a baking sheet to bake your keto pizza crust.
  5. Need a quick, cost effective pizza sauce recipe? All you’ll need to make this Sugar Free Pizza Sauce is tomato paste, some dried herbs and water! 
  6. How about a pepperoni stuffed crust pizza?! Slice a pepperoni stick lengthwise into quarters; you only need one for the whole pizza. Roll out your dough a little further than you normally would, place the pepperoni along the edge of the crust and then fold the dough over it. Bake as per recipe instructions and enjoy stuffed crust goodness!
  7. How about a tasty dip for that Fathead Pizza Crust?! I love mine with this Low Carb Ranch Dressing or Creamy Caesar Dressing.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 1.4 g net carbs per slice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 12.3g | Sodium: 342mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Net Carbs: 1.4g
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38 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Brilliant!! I was fiendish for pizza tonight after 10 days on Keto, when I found your recipe. I had all of the ingredients on hand, and made a veggie version with tomatoes, onions, green olives, garlic and feta. Absolutely delish! Thank you so much!

    • Yay!! I am so happy you enjoyed it!! Your veggies version sounds delicious, I’ll have to try that for sure! Thanks for comment Angie 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you! I have tried many variations of Fathead Pizza dough. Your recipe is my favorite. My husband and kiddos enjoy it too. The only variation was that I have to cook it a bit longer than your suggestion, but I am sure that is just the differences in ovens. Delicious!

    • Hey Monica thanks so much for commenting! I appreciate the heads up that it took a bit longer to cook in your oven, perhaps mine runs a bit hotter than yours.. I am so glad your family enjoyed the pizza, my family loves it too!

  3. 5 stars
    Low carb pizza crust – just up my street! I love how quick and easy it is to make and it sounds so delicious. My husband would love some pepperoni in the crust. – I think he would eat the whole thing himself!

  4. Have you tried this with any other low carb/lower carb flours? I’m on a search for a great low carb pizza crust, but my son goes to a nut-free preschool and I only cook dinners that generate leftovers that he can bring for lunch the next day.

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